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Free trade crucial during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

The Cairns Group Farm Leaders, which the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is a member and secretariat of, has urged world governments to ensure the free, open and rules-based international trading system is not compromised in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, representing Australia, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and Uruguay, has declared its support […]

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History-making decision rights the wrongs of live export shutdown

Statement by the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Brett Cattle Company & National Farmers’ Federation. Justice has been served today for farmers and supply chain businesses whose livelihoods were decimated when the Federal Government recklessly shut down the trade of live cattle to Indonesia in 2011. In the Federal Court, Justice Steven […]

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Judgement Day: Federal Court set to rule on 2011 live cattle export ban

Statement by the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Brett Cattle Company & National Farmers’ Federation The Federal Court judgement in the class action led by the Brett Cattle Company against the Commonwealth and Senator Joe Ludwig stemming from the 2011 live export ban will be handed down by Justice Rares on Tuesday […]

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NFF leads dive deep into risk management tools for Australian farmers

The National Farmers’ Federation has kicked off a significant project which will deliver insights and tools that will help farmers better manage risk. The NFF is partnering with the NSW Government on a project aimed at improving the financial risk management options available to Australian farmers to assist them to manage drought, natural disasters and […]

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Farmers input sought on scheme to reward positive on-farm biodiversity practices

The National Farmers’ Federation has this week launched a survey for farmers to have their say in the design of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Trial. Rewarding farmers for good environmental practices and stewardship has long been a goal for Australia’s agriculture sector, with representative groups including the NFF looking for ways to remunerate […]

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Farmers & retailers work together on Fair Farms initiative

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed a move by Coles to adopt the Fair Farms program into its ethical sourcing program for suppliers. Coles joins Woolworths and Aldi as the major retailers to adopt the program. Fair Farms is led by Queensland-based horticulture industry body Growcom and is focused on fostering fair and responsible employment […]

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Agriculture supports PM’s plan for skills sector and IR changes

The National Farmers’ Federation today welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s outline of steps to promote a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and a process of reforming Australia’s skills sector and industrial relations system.  “Evidence-based reforms to the vocational education and training sector, including a rational approach to funding arrangements, are sorely needed,” NFF CEO […]

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Building blocks to deliver investment in technology and low emissions future

The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper released today. “Research and development and the ability to innovate and develop new technologies across the economy will shape our capacity to transition to a low emissions future,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “The report rightly seeks to have all options on the […]

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NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program 2020 cohort announced

Twelve outstanding women with skills and a vision for agriculture have been selected for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The 2020 cohort hails from across the country and boasts a broad range of expertise from science, research and development; farm health and safety, education and farm business management. The 2020 […]

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