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Statement on ANZ

The NFF was very pleased to have clarification from the ANZ that confirms the bank does not intend to limit finance or base its lending decisions to farmers on emissions targets, nor seek to impose penalties on farmers who don’t met bank-determined targets. Farmers manage 51% of the Australian landscape, everyday delivering biodiversity benefits on […]

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EU’s attempts to dictate Australian regulations must be resisted

The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is disappointed at recent Federal Government action which seems to worryingly signal that Australia is preparing to accept unreasonable and illegitimate demands by the European Union (EU) to impose European regulations on Australian farmers.  “Farmers are concerned by the idea of having to adopt EU regulations that dictate to what […]

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Farmers and tourism operators say bring back backpackers

Joint Media Release Farmers have teamed up with the tourism sector to call for a controlled and COVID-safe restart of the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program. In pre-COVID times, backpackers could make up to 80% of a farm’s seasonal workforce. The number of backpackers currently in the country is less than half the number this […]

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One month to National Agriculture Day 2020

The countdown is on to National Agriculture Day on Friday 20 November with all Australians urged to start planning their celebrations.  “COVID-19 has highlighted how lucky we are to have a strong and vibrant agriculture industry driven by our farmers,” NFF President Fiona Simson said. “Despite coming off one of the worst droughts on record, […]

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NOTICE TO GROUP MEMBERS Live Cattle Trade Ban Class Action Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture & Anor NSD 1102 of 2014 Why is this notice important? On 2 June 2020, the Federal Court of Australia found in favour of the Lead Applicant, Brett Cattle Company Pty Limited in representative proceedings (also […]

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Government’s commitment to agriculture’s $100 billion goal must deliver

The National Farmers’ Federation says the Government’s release of a plan to guide agriculture’s growth is a major boost for the industry’s goal to tally $100 billion by 2030.  “It is very pleasing that this week the Government has reiterated its commitment to alongstanding ask from the farm sector to deliver a plan that maps the Government’s role in ensuring […]

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Budget backs farmers and the bush to get Australia growing

Tonight’s Federal Budget recognises the fundamental role agriculture and the regions are poised to play in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery and affirms the Government’s support for the farm sector’s goal to achieve $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. “In what is arguably the most important Budget of a generation, tonight Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has outlined a […]

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Relief as water infrastructure scheme gets a lifeline

Farmers across Australia will benefit from an extra $50 million allocated to the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.  The announcement today from Ministers Pitt and Littleproud commits an additional $50 million of federal funding to the scheme, bringing the total to $100 million.  “News that the program will be continued is certainly welcomed,” NFF […]

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Morrison’s manufacturing food focus the right recipe

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has labelled the Government’s prioritisation of food manufacturing a smart choice, which will pay dividends in the regions and give the Modern Manufacturing Strategy its best chance of success. Responding to the Government’s pre-budget announcement today, NFF President Fiona Simson said it made sense in the current climate to play […]

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