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Review of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 – Draft Regulatory

The NFF recognises the importance of food labelling and associated regulation in achieving our shared ambition of reaching $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. To this end, NFF supports regulatory reform efforts that modernise and contemporise the FSANZ Act and to reduce, where possible, the regulatory burden imposed by the FSANZ Act. NFF […]

6 months ago

Regional Connectivity Program Round 2 Draft Program Guidelines

Australian farmers need access to the latest technology available now, as well as the capability to implement technology in the future, much of which is yet to be developed. The ability to deliver reliable, affordable, quality telecommunications could boost the value of agriculture by around 25% ($20.3 billion) and lift the Australian economy by an […]


6 months ago

Critical Technologies Discussion Paper: Agriculture

Harnessing technology is critical for Australian agriculture in order to reach our goal of becoming a $100 billion industry by 2030. The NFF’s 2030 Roadmap Pillar ‘Unlocking Innovation‘ identifies the role of disruptive technology and its potential to unlock new waves of agricultural productivity growth. Read more here.


6 months ago

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 […]

8 months 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 […]


8 months 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 […]


10 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 […]


3 March 2021

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, […]

4 December 2020

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

27 November 2020

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 […]


30 October 2020

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