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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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3 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.

3 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 […]

3 months ago


Climate Adaptation in Australia – National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper


Embracing and adopting new emerging technological solutions at-scale to support adaptation must be viable and not come to the individual cost and expense of farmers. Currently, the agriculture sector does not have capacity to take advantage of emerging potential opportunities that support adaptation and a low emissions future. Although initial research and trials in this […]

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3 months ago


NFF submission to RRAT Inquiry into Biosecurity Levy legislation


The NFF unequivocally opposes the introduction of the government’s Biosecurity Protection Levy (BPL, Levy). While the NFF has long called for Australia’s biosecurity system to be adequately and sustainably resourced, we cannot support the BPL due to serious, principle-based concerns with the construct of the policy. We call on Senators to oppose this legislation, so […]

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3 months ago


Updating Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2019-2030


In recognition that Australian biodiversity has been on a downward trajectory for several decades, the largest of any continent in the past 200 years, it is the position of NFF that national biodiversity targets are developed with the appropriate level of ambition and outline a clear path whereby positive, measurable action is delivered across local, […]

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4 months ago


South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Environment, Social, and Governance


This submission outlines the NFF’s position on ESG and walks through some initiatives in this space such as the Australian Agricultural Sustainability Framework and Farming for The Future. Read the full submission here.

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5 months ago


NFF submission to new vehicle efficiency standards


The NFF supports efforts to address climate change and pollution, including through strategies to make cars more fuel-efficient. However, the introduction of vehicle efficiency standards must consider any impacts on Australia’s agriculture sector and the productivity of farm businesses. Read the full submission here.

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5 months ago


Draft Framework for Delivering the 450GL of Additional Environmental Water


It is completely inappropriate for the Department to be consulting primary producers, Basin communities, industry, and local Government on a significant policy matter of consequence with only five weeks for consideration. All alternatives must be evaluated and exhausted before consideration of voluntary water purchase options with the least socio-economic impact can occur. Irrigation communities and […]

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5 months ago


Climate Active Draft Guidance: Land and Agricultural Emissions


The NFF does not hold any notable concerns with the proposed rule changes and additions to the Guideline, specific comments to key matters of interest are articulated in the proceeding sections below. It is important to note, however, that proposed rules will create additional step procedures for entities to undertake and comply with to achieve […]

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5 months ago


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