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Get Australia Growing – Fiona Simson Press Club Address

Speech by Ms Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers’ Federation National Press Club, Canberra 14 July 2020 *Check against delivery* INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. It is wonderful to be here in PERSON! It is my first significant trip away from our family’s property near Premer on the Liverpool Plains in four months. I’d like to take this […]

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Milestone day in nation’s new future-focussed approach to drought

National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson said today’s official start of the Future Drought Fund was a milestone day in the nation’s approach to drought policy. During 2019, the NFF supported the development of the Future Drought Fund, which will invest $100 million annually in projects and tools to improve the drought resilience of farmers […]

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Farmers put Canberra on notice

By NFF President Fiona Simson At Parliament House, Canberra in 1985, 45,000 farmers marched against crippling interest rates and spiralling taxes. A win over the then Hawke Labor Government and over the unions in a bitter IR dispute just months before, galvanised the impact the bush could have when it stood united in demand of […]

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Farmers herald official launch of trade negotiations with United Kingdom

National Farmers’ Federation President, Fiona Simson has praised the Federal Government’s focus on the interests of farmers as official negotiations towards a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia begin. In an address today, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said securing benefits for Australian agriculture, was a top priority when negotiations between the two […]

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Farmers welcome ongoing commitment to Australia’s fuel security

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed initiatives by the Federal Government to enhance Australia’s fuel security. The Government has opened a Request for Information (RFI) process to identify opportunities to increase Australia’s domestic fuel storage capacity. “It is important that viable storage options are identified through this process,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “We […]

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Industry welcomes the return of vendors to livestock saleyards

Australia’s livestock industry is pleased to welcome vendors back to saleyards and selling centres across Australia from today. The relaxed restrictions still require anyone attending saleyards to carry out social distancing and good hygiene practices. Many facilities have put in place measures to assist with social distancing. Vendors were previously prohibited from attending livestock sales as […]

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NFF welcomes ANU-led biodiversity pilot

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed today’s announcement from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on the first program under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Agricultural Stewardship Package. Australia’s leading research and innovation university ANU has been commissioned to deliver an incentive pilot for famers. The NFF, as part of the Stewardship Package, […]

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