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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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4 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, […]

7 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

7 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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8 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

9 months ago


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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10 months ago


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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10 months ago


Independent review of the agvet chemicals regulatory system: future reform opportunities


The NFF strongly supports the independence and scientific rigour of our national regulator for agvet chemicals, and this must be maintained. However, we recognise the considerable opportunity for reform to improve efficiency, encourage innovation and investment and optimise access to agvet chemicals for Australian farmers. Download PDF File

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10 months ago


NSW Inquiry into the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Restrictions on Stock Animal Procedures) Bill 2019


The NFF believe the bill does not recognise the established standards and guidelines process, and proposes to ban mulesing in NSW by 1 January 2022, and to mandate the use of pain relief for a range of livestock husbandry procedures. The NFF does not support these provisions, for the reasons outlined below. Download PDF File

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10 months ago


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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10 months ago


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