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National farmer survey reveals angst over government agenda


Market fairness, environment laws and the state of rural roads have topped the list of concerns in the first National Farmer Priorities Survey conducted by the National Farmers’ Federation in partnership with Seftons. The survey of more than 1,600 farmers also confirmed falling confidence within the sector, and revealed reservations about the approach of the […]

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8 months ago


Statement on resumption of Indonesian live cattle trade


Comments attributable to NFF Chief Executive, Tony Mahar The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the agreement to resume the trade of Australian buffalo and cattle following restrictions imposed by Indonesia. We appreciate this has been a challenging time for the Australian and Indonesian industries as these issues were worked through. We look forward to continuing our […]

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8 months ago


Joint statement from the Red Meat Advisory Council and the National Farmers’ Federation regarding live cattle exports to Indonesia


The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has been advised by the Indonesian Agriculture and Quarantine Agency (IAQA) that Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been detected in a small number of Australian cattle exported to Indonesia—after those cattle had arrived and spent some time in Indonesia.  “Australia is and remains free from lumpy skin disease, as […]

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10 months ago


Statement on stalled EU negotiations


Statement by NFF Chief Executive, Tony Mahar (Brussels) We support the Australian Government’s decision to continue working with the EU towards a high quality trade deal. We’re hopeful that with some grit and goodwill from both sides we can get this thing done in a way that benefits everyone, including Aussie farmers. We applaud Minister […]

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10 months ago


Statement on EU free trade negotiations


Comments attributable to NFF Chief Executive, Tony Mahar (Brussels) Australian negotiators must continue to hold the line to ensure a fair and commercially meaningful deal with the EU. This was always going to be a tough negotiation. Fair access to the EU market is something the farm sector has sought for decades. While we appreciate […]

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10 months ago


Country cousins denied health investment


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today called on state, territory and federal governments to urgently address the $6.5 billion annual shortfall in health expenditure in Australia’s regional and remote communities. A report released today by the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) and completed by consultants Nous Group has found inequality between rural and […]

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11 months ago


Australia’s reputation will suffer under live sheep ban: Farmers


The National Farmers’ Federation has warned a consultation panel assessing the phase-out of live sheep exports that Australia’s status as a favoured food exporter will suffer should the ban proceed. In a submission to the consultation process, made public today, the NFF has named broader trade impacts among several reasons the phase-out plan must be […]

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11 months ago


Phase out of live sheep trade


The Australian agricultural industry stands united in its opposition to the policy to phase out live sheep exports by sea. The key reasons for this include: Read the full submission here.

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11 months ago


Canberra creates farmer confidence collapse in WA


Startling findings from two different surveys have highlighted the devastating impact the proposed live sheep export ban is having in Western Australia, according to the country’s peak farm body.  Data released today from Rabobank shows that while confidence edged higher nationally, WA bucked the trend recording a further dip into negative territory. The same survey […]

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11 months ago


Time to play fair to end cattle class action pain


Australia’s peak farming body is calling on the Federal Government to have a long hard look at the way it’s handling the compensation process for producers in the live cattle export class action. Senate Estimates in Canberra last week revealed the Government had offered $215 million, a mere fraction of that being sought in compensation […]

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12 months ago


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