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Australia can’t afford to get this wrong


The bright and prosperous future of farmers and regional Australians depends on the Government getting its climate change commitments right. An important part of this is to provide a just and supported transition. “Right now, is a moment in time in which we can change for the better how, as Australians, we value the natural […]

2 weeks ago


2021 Regional Telecommunications Review


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review. Access to reliable, affordable, quality telecommunications underpin the viability of regional communities and farming businesses across Australia. Allowing farming and regional families access to the digital economy through business development, education services and social connectivity is essential […]

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3 weeks ago


Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into Definitions of Meat


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission into the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into Definitions of Meat and Other Animal Products. The NFF would like to take the opportunity presented through the development of our submission to comment on the broader regulatory environment […]

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2 months ago


Submission to Draft Report of the Independent Review of the Agvet Chemicals Regulatory System


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomed the opportunity to provide comment on the Draft Report of the Independent Review of the Agvet Chemicals Framework (Draft Report). The NFF strongly supports the independence and scientific rigour of our national regulator for agvet chemicals, the APVMA, and this must be maintained. However, we recognise considerable opportunity for […]

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8 months ago


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, […]

11 months ago


Submission to Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020


Submission to Independent review of the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry into the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020, and notes the complementary Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020. Download PDF File

11 months ago


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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12 months ago


Submission to Independent review of the EPBC Act interim report


Submission to Independent review of the EPBC Act interim report. Download PDF File

18 September 2020


Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports review of the implementation of Moss Review recommendations


NFF members the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, Cattle Council of Australia, Sheep Producers Australia, and the NFF themselves have been closely involved in the numerous reviews and inquiries into the live export industry over the last three years. The NFF has developed this submission in support of the comments made by these organisations, whose members […]

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11 September 2020


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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