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AWU’s self-serving, shameful ploy to harvest farm workers’ personal information

Farm workers won’t benefit one iota from the Australian Workers Union’s latest stunt to get headlines and lure members. The AWU’s so-called ‘Piece Rates calculator’ is actually an old-fashioned online form to harvest personal information to be used for membership drives and mailing lists. The ‘calculator’ doesn’t even bother to collect basic information required to […]

3 weeks ago

More funding for rural doctor crisis welcomed

National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson has praised the Coalition on its commitment to bolster the regional doctor workforce, if elected for a further term of Government. “For farmers and their families access to health care is a deeply troubling issue and one that unfortunately brings into sharp focus the inequity between country Australians and […]

3 weeks ago

Both sides MIA on plan for agriculture and climate change

This election farmers are seeking clear guidance on each party’s vision for agriculture’s role in Australia’s response to climate change.  NFF President Fiona Simson said entering week four of the campaign, there had so far been radio silence from both sides.   “Farmers manage 55 per cent of the Australian landscape and have led the way […]

4 weeks ago

NFF welcomes Coalition’s farm safety funding commitment

The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Coalition’s commitment of $10 million to improve farm safety outcomes, if elected, which the NFF anticipates will include an allocation to continue the life-saving work of Farmsafe Australia. “Our people are agriculture’s most important asset. Part of the plan for agriculture to be a $100 billion industry by 2030 […]

4 weeks ago

Labor’s tricky words break farmers’ hearts

Labor has today broken the hearts of farmers and rural and regional communities battling workforce shortages, confirming it will not continue with the Ag Visa, despite tricky words to the contrary. “Unfortunately, Labor has today confirmed its intention to do away with the farmer-developed Ag Visa,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “The NFF and our […]

1 month ago

NFF Horticulture Council names its five election priorities

The National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council has announced its five policy priorities ahead of the Federal Election. The Horticulture Council, which represents the collective $15 billion Horticulture industry through its 21 industry members, says workforce is still its top priority for the sector. The top priorities for the Council are – • Implement a fully […]

1 month ago

Time to end farmers’ raw deal

As supermarket prices climb most shoppers would be shocked to learn that some farmers are not seeing one extra dollar in their pocket. “Many farmers continue to be ripped off, held to ransom by the might and power of the food supply chain with little to no protections from Australia’s competition law,” NFF CEO Tony […]


1 month ago

Agriculture leaders answer tough questions at first campaign debate

The National Farmers Federation co-hosted the first leaders debate of the federal election campaign with Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Opposition Agriculture Spokesperson Julie Collins in Canberra today. The debate was held at the National Press Club, supported by the National Rural Press Club and televised by the ABC. NFF President Fiona Simson opened the […]

1 month ago

Farm accident reiterates NFF’s call to better connect all Australians

If there’s anyone who knows how vital telecommunications are in the bush, it’s Will Picker – a farmer who crawled 1 kilometre with a broken back to get enough phone service to call for help. This is just one example why this Federal Election, National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Fiona Simson is calling for a […]

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1 month ago

Applications extended to level up gender disparity in agriculture

Women wanting to level up their leadership skills to contribute to narrowing the gender gap in agriculture still have time to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation flagship Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The mentorship-based initiative aims to deliver on the NFF’s goal to double the number of women in agriculture’s leadership ranks by 2030 […]

2 months ago

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