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NFF submission to the Inquiry into Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture’s (the Committee’s) Inquiry into Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024 (the Bill). Read the full submission here.

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2 days ago


NFF Submission – JSA Food Supply Chain Capacity Study


NFF appreciates the opportunity to submit to Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) regarding the Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL). Representing a broad spectrum of Australian agriculture since 1979, the NFF underscores the critical role of skilled migration pathways in maintaining a robust agricultural workforce. This submission highlights the sector’s reliance on skilled migrants, the potential […]

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3 days ago


NFF submission to the Inquiry into the Shutdown of the 3G mobile network


Australians must have accessible, reliable, cost-effective, resilient and quality connectivity outcomes. Our sector has critical expectations through which we will measure the success of the 3G network shutdown and transition period. These expectations include that connectivity must be equivalent or improved, providers must priorities accountability and transparency, considered efforts are made to inform consumers and […]

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1 week ago


Climate Change Authority: 2024 Issues Paper: Targets, Pathways, and Progress


NFF recognises the importance of Climate Change adaption, a failure to support a transition will result in unacceptable impacts on food and feed security both in Australia and globally. Government ambition to reduce agriculture’s emissions, however, must not infringe upon our capability and responsibility to produce the nutritious food and fibre needed to feed and […]

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3 weeks ago


DCCEEW: Seeking Views on a Future National Water Agreement


The NFF membership holds significant concern over the proposed engagement timeline as presented, the lack of detailed mapping of proposed objectives against those of the existing 2004 National Water Initiative (NWI), and the apparent lack of consideration of work currently being undertaken by the Productivity Commission (PC) directly related to this subject (the ongoing Inquiry […]

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1 month ago


Senate Inquiry into Glencore’s Proposed Carbon Capture and Storage Project


The NFF membership retains serious concerns over the project’s potential risks and impacts on water quality and agriculture’s capability to produce safe, nutritious food and fibre for domestic and international consumption. The scientific understanding behind associated risks is complex and has attached significant uncertainty. As such, based on a precautionary principle approach, we remain ironclad […]

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1 month ago


Australian Sustainable Finance Capability Framework


This submission is to the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute’s consultation on the draft Australian Sustainable Finance Capability Framework. Read the full submission here.

2 months ago


Productivity Commission Inquiry into National Water Reform 2024: Interim Report


NFF recognises that national circumstances underpinning the initial conception and development of the NWI have changed considerably in the past 20 years. This is apparent as new challenges have arisen, including but not limited to increasing urban water-use and demand, increasing population growth, changing climatic conditions (declining long-term reported rainfall trends, particularly during the critical […]

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2 months ago


NFF submission to mobile tower access regime


The NFF supports efforts to ensure facilities and tower access regimes are fit for purpose and effectively facilitate competition and investment in the mobile services market for the benefit for rural, regional and remote consumers.  Read the full submission here.

2 months ago


Draft National Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures Framework


Conserved Area recognition must remain a voluntary process. The compulsory acquisition of private and/or leasehold land from primary producers and farming families by Australian Governments as a mechanism to deliver upon the national 30 x 30 target is not a policy supported by the agriculture sector. Such measures will have detrimental impacts for domestic food […]

2 months ago


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