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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


4 September 2020

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


27 August 2020

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 […]


25 August 2020

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 […]


21 August 2020

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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4 August 2020

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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


1 July 2020

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