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(RRRCC) Digital Technology Hub — consultation paper

The Digital Tech Hub is an important initiative that will help to deliver on Goal 4: Digital capacity building for regional, rural and remote Australia, and the RRRCC welcomed the government’s 2019-20 Budget commitment to establish the Hub. The RRRCC believes that Australian society and the economy stand to gain from having regional, rural and […]

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Review of the Western Australian Animal Welfare Act 2002

In Western Australia (WA), the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act) and its accompanying regulations provide the legal framework for ensuring all animals in WA have appropriate standards of care. While the NFF supports the intent of the Act to promote and protect the welfare of animals, we believe that amendments are required to improve […]

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Senate inquiry into financial technology and regulatory technology

The development and adoption of technology has long underpinned growth and sustainability improvements in Australia’s primary production sector. More rapid and focused development and adoption of technology – including digital innovations – by farm businesses and supply chain participants will be critical to maintain Australia’s competitive advantage in food and fibre markets and to deliver […]

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Independent Observer Deployment Policy – consultation paper

The Department of Agriculture implemented the livestock exports independent observer (IO) program in April 2018, requiring an IO to conduct monitoring and reporting activities on live export voyages. The program was intended to provide additional assurance of the effectiveness of exporter arrangements in managing animal welfare and to increase transparency to industry, the public and […]

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Modernising the Research and Development Corporation system discussion paper.

This submission has been developed by the NFF in partnership with representative organisations from across primary industries, through a coalition convened by the NFF earlier in 2019. This coalition comprises CEOs of commodity representative organisations – both NFF members and non-members – who have come together to develop and advocate a collective industry view on […]

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