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Submission to review the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to inform the review of the Australian Governments Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan (Drought Plan) with the aim of developing a new Drought Plan. The NFF and the Commonwealth Government are strongly aligned […]

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2 months ago


October 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has set an ambitious-but-achievable target for Australian agriculture to be a $100 billion industry by 2030 – a vision shared by industry and Government. To meet this target agriculture must work with the Federal Government to ensure public policy settings, investments and initiatives address the opportunities and challenges outlined in this vision. […]

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2 months ago


Submission to the ACCC Regional Mobile Infrastructure Inquiry 2022 – 2023


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) welcome the opportunity to provide a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer and Commission (ACCC) Regional Mobile Infrastructure Inquiry: Consultation Paper (herein Consultation Paper).  This submission seeks to outline the importance of mobile connectivity to regional communities, the NFF’s positions on […]

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3 months ago


Jobs and Skills Summit – Summary of industry challenges and recommendations


The Jobs and Skills Summit represents an opportunity to address one of the root issues holding back Australian agriculture: chronic labour shortages. Read the challenges and recommendations here.

3 months ago


Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Pensioner and Veteran Workforce Participation) Bill 2022


 The National Farmers’ Federation (the NFF) thanks the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for the opportunity to make a submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Pensioner and Veteran Workforce Participation) Bill 2022 (the Bill).  Read the full submission here.

3 months ago


Submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading Arrangements


 The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading Arrangements.   Heavy vehicle regulation is one of the few supply chain productivity levers that is within the Government’s direct control, and remains a policy priority for the NFF. The […]

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3 months ago


Submission to the Telstra & TPG application for merger authorisation for proposed spectrum sharing in regional Australia


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Regional, Rural and RemoteCommunications Coalition (RRRCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide asubmission to the Telstra and TPG application for merger authorisation for proposedspectrum sharing in regional Australia – interested party consultation (theAuthorisation) by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Read the full submission here.

5 months ago


NFF letter to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on better practice guide for farm debt management


 The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is supportive of a harmonised National Farm Debt Mediation Scheme with standardized rules and procedures across each state and territory. The guide will importantly ensure that the principles by which farm debt mediation (FDM) operates across each state and territory are consistent.  Read full submission here.

5 months ago


Submission to the National Drought Agreement Review


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department) on the National Drought Agreement Review.  The National Drought Agreement (NDA) has been a step change in how governments work together to best support Australian farmers during the drought cycle. The next […]

5 months ago


NFF 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission


The NFF’s pre budget recommendations centre around the five pillars of the NFF’s roadmap to becoming a $100 billion industry by 2030. These recommendations seek to address key industry priorities including sustaining the natural environment, responding to supply chain disruptions, securing the farm workforce, supporting smarter growth in regional and rural Australia and ensuring equitable […]

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10 months ago


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