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NFF calls out Federal Government’s failure to protect the Great Artesian Basin


The National Farmers’ Federation has expressed profound disappointment and frustration at the Federal Government’s ongoing neglect in safeguarding the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), one of Australia’s most vital groundwater resources. As AgForce prepares to bring its case before the Federal Court next month, the Government has questioned the agricultural organisation’s right to take legal action. […]

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5 days ago


Biosecurity system reaps rewards of sensible cost recovery reform


The National Farmers’ Federation recognises the additional $47.1 million injection into Australia’s biosecurity system over the past year, confirmed by Agriculture Minister Murray Watt today. The additional funding has been delivered because of the Federal Government’s sustainable biosecurity funding reform, which increased fees and charges on importers to achieve full cost recovery from 1 July […]

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7 days ago


Government adds to cost of living as buybacks begin


Regional communities are bracing themselves for the worst as the Federal Government opens its cheque book for Murray-Darling Basin buybacks tomorrow. National Farmers’ Federation Water Committee Chair Malcolm Holm said while families, farmers and businesses had been dreading this day, all Australians should be worried. “It’s not just regional communities who’ve warned against the disastrous […]

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1 week ago


New APVMA leadership have their work cut out


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of the new Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt appointed Dr Catherine Ainsworth as the APVMA Board Chair for a four-year term from today. Further, the APVMA Board has appointed Scott Hansen […]

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1 week ago


NFF celebrates milestone in Indigenous agricultural project 


The National Farmers’ Federation is proud to release the first progress report as part of the Indigenous Agricultural Product Framework project, marking a significant step forward in elevating opportunities for Indigenous agriculture.  NFF President David Jochinke said the report was testament to the dedication and engagement of the stakeholders whose insights had been instrumental in […]

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2 weeks ago


NFF welcomes funding to prepare for deadly bird flu strain


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Federal Government’s $6.9 million commitment to prepare for a potential incursion of H5 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI). NFF President David Jochinke said while other strains were present here, Australia was the last continent to remain free from the H5 strain. “It is imperative that we pull every lever […]

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2 weeks ago


NFF condemns ‘appalling attack’ on cattle class action victims


National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke has labelled the Federal Government’s recent correspondence on the live cattle class action as an “appalling attack on victims”. In a letter the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus sent to the NFF and provided to media last week, the Government has accused the victims of trying to line their pockets. “This […]

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2 weeks ago


NFF backs petition for improved train lighting to save lives


The National Farmers’ Federation has thrown its support behind a petition to improve train lighting to save lives on regional roads. The petition asks the Australian Parliament to implement legislation requiring mandatory rotating beacon lights on the front and sides of trains and rolling stock. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the NFF strongly […]

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3 weeks ago


NFF welcomes bipartisan support for supermarket competition reform


The peak farming body has welcomed the Coalition’s announcement showing bipartisan support for a mandatory Food and Grocery Code of Conduct and significantly increased penalties for breaches by retailers. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke anticipated this as a step forward for better protection of growers, with both major parties on the same page to […]

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3 weeks ago


Farmers gutted by live sheep ban passing parliament


In a devastating blow to farming communities, Parliament tonight passed legislation to end the live sheep trade, disregarding proper process, extensive evidence and pleas from farmers across Australia. NFF President David Jochinke said the decision had been met with widespread dismay from farmers who had invested into significant reforms for the trade, resulting in world-leading […]

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3 weeks ago


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