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Government’s tools support ag to continue to lead the nation in a reduced emissions future

The National Farmers’ Federation says the Government’s suite of climate change action measures will recognise agriculture for its significant contribution to Australia’s emissions reduction task and ensure it continues to be a leader in the mitigation of climate change.     President Fiona Simson said the methodologies released today by Energy & Emissions Reduction Minister Taylor, […]

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ACCC Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry Interim report

The submission argues for a priority to be placed on regulating the conduct of water brokers and intermediaries and improve trade processes and transparency. A key principle is that any recommendations to amend policies should reflect sound water governance principles, not just to improve the market. Several options have been proposed to address these concerns […]

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Inspector-General of Biosecurity review of the adequacy of the department’s biosecurity functions

Australian agricultural produce is highly sought after and holds a competitive advantage in international markets due to its high quality, safety and reliability, and because Australia remains free of many damaging invasive species found elsewhere in the world. Australian agriculture’s competitive advantage thus depends on well-structured and thorough biosecurity pre-border and at-border, with effective mitigation […]

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Draft Pest Risk Analysis for Cut Flower and Foliage Imports – Part 2

While the NFF is a strong advocate for agricultural trade between countries, this trade must be managed so as not to put at risk our favourable pest and disease status, which is vital for farming, for the wider community and the environment. The NFF and its member organisations are concerned that the biosecurity risk associated […]

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Submission to the Productivity Commission National Water Reform Inquiry

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide asubmission to the 2020 Productivity Commission National Water Reform Issues Paper. Since its creation in in 2004, the National Water Initiative principles have served as provided an enduring framework which has advanced water reform in Australia. Significant progress has been made and material outcomes have […]

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