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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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APVMA’s Public Release Summary on the evaluation of the new active zilpaterol hydrochloride in the product Zilmax Medicated Premix.

The NFF defers to the APVMA’s expert scientific expertise on the matter of the safety of zilpaterol hydrochloride (zilpaterol). We support the internationally recognised scientific principles and processes used by the APVMA in assessing the safety of agvet chemicals. The NFF has significant concerns about the trade risks associated with registration of zilpaterol in Australia, […]

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Submission to Basin Socio-Economic Assessment Panel draft report

The submission responds to the Basin social and economic Assessment Panel draft report, led by Robbie Sefton. The draft report made 48 findings and 20 recommendations which the NFF reflects on, and provides suggestions to improve some recommendations for the final report. Download PDF File

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(RRRCC) Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines – draft

The RRRCC believes that Australian society and the economy stand to gain from having regional, rural and remote areas digitally connected. The Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) grants is an important initiative that responds to findings of the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review and will help deliver on the RRRCC’s goals for equitable voice and data services […]

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