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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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11 months ago


Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia


Invasive species, including feral cats, pose the biggest extinction threat to Australian wildlife. According to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), while the threat of ‘invasive alien species’ rank fifth as the most significant cause of global biodiversity decline, it is the highest in Australia. Download PDF File

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12 months ago


Certification Trade Mark Application No 1914662 – Humane Farm Animal Care


The NFF supports the right of producers to use methods such as trade marks to differentiate and market their product. It is critical that trade marks are not misleading, and are based on rules that are appropriate to Australia’s production systems and regulatory environment. Download PDF File

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31 July 2020


Inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery


The NFF welcomes this inquiry into the future of Australia Post’s service delivery. It is important that these services, which are so heavily relied on by regional, rural and remote Australians, are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to provide benefit and meet the changing needs of customers. It is also essential to ensure that […]

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17 July 2020


Submission to the Clean Energy Regulator consultation paper on supporting the costs of soil sampling


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Clean Energy Regulator’s (CER) consultation paper supporting the costs of soil sampling under the Emissions Reduction Fund. The objective to reduce barriers to entry and incentivise further investment in soil projects by providing an advance payment to soil sampling costs is welcomed and […]

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9 July 2020


Biosecurity (Traveller Declarations and Other Measures) Bill inquiry


The NFF strongly supports the intent of the bill to deter non-compliance with the Biosecurity Act 2015 and mitigate against biosecurity risk. Ongoing issues with incoming passengers failing to declare goods are of great concern to Australia’s farm sector, and it is clear that existing compliance and enforcement tools are inadequate. Download PDF File

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3 July 2020


Inquiry into the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Dairy Cattle Export Charge) Bill 2020


The NFF strongly supports the provisions in the bill, which will:  • impose a charge on the export of dairy cattle  • set the rate of provision on a per head basis for dairy cattle  • enable the full funding of the Dairy Cattle Export Program, to meet specific research and development and marketing activities […]

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1 July 2020


(RRRCC) Consultation on design options for Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program


he RRRCC has strongly supported the MBSP since the Coalition was first formed, and we recognise the significant impact that MBSP investment has had in improving mobile coverage in regional, rural and remote areas. This makes a material difference to the lives of those who live and work in – and visit or travel through […]

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(RRRCC) Consultation on design options for Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program


The RRRCC has strongly supported the MBSP since the Coalition was first formed, and we recognise the significant impact that MBSP investment has had in improving mobile coverage in regional, rural and remote areas.  This makes a material difference to the lives of those who live and work in – and visit or travel through […]

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26 June 2020


Submission to the ARENA Technology Investment Roadmap


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Technology Investment Roadmap consultation paper.  There is a significant opportunity for Australian agriculture to contribute to the nation’s emissions reduction goals under the Paris Agreement. The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has the twin objectives of promoting the long-term prosperity of Australian […]

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24 June 2020


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