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Statement on Closing Loopholes Bill


Statement by David Jochinke, National Farmers’ Federation, President  It’s disappointing the House of Representatives today passed the Albanese Government’s Closing Loopholes Bill.  We’ve consistently called out this Bill for being fraught with issues that it will make it harder and more expensive to create employment opportunities in farming. The Bill has been a catastrophe with […]

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The NFF opposes proposal to inject coal waste into farm water supply


The National Farmers’ Federation is joining a growing chorus of peak agricultural organisations to oppose mining giant Glencore’s proposal to inject coal mine waste into Australia’s biggest underground water source. The carbon capture and storage proposal before the Queensland Government involves a trial injection of liquefied carbon dioxide waste from the Millmerran Power Station into […]

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Border crossing a ‘line in the sand’ moment for fire ant response


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has joined with other agriculture and environment groups in expressing its extreme concern over the recent discovery of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) in northern New South Wales.  NFF President, David Jochinke, said the incursion underscored the critical need for immediate and comprehensive funding and response actions to eradicate RIFA […]

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2 weeks ago


Communities thrown under the bus in Greens water deal


Farming communities fear a deal announced today between the Government and the Greens will see their concerns about water buybacks ignored in favour of cheap politics. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said when presented with the choice to listen to communities and negotiate on sensible changes, Minister Plibersek had opted to give rural Australia […]

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Future farmer wins #AgDayAU photo competition


An image capturing a determined toddler trying to help feed the rams has been awarded first prize in the 2023 National Agriculture Day photo and video competition.  Belinda Dimarzio-Bryan’s photo of her little helper caught the judges’ attention for encapsulating this year’s theme #GrowYouGoodThing. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the judges had a […]

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Australian farmers represented in global climate conversation at COP 28


Australian farmers will be represented at the world’s biggest conversation on climate change, with the National Farmers’ Federation announcing it will again be sending a delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 28 in Dubai.  President David Jochinke and CEO Tony Mahar will attend from 7-11 December to ensure the voice […]

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Funding boost paves way for better rural roads 


The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed news the Federal Government will double the Roads to Recovery funding program, providing a much needed shot in the arm to dilapidated regional roads.  Minister Catherine King said the Government would gradually increase funding for the Roads to Recovery program from $500 million to a $1 billion program over […]

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Towns rally to shout NO to Government’s Water Buyback legislation


Basin communities on the frontline of the Government’s rewrite of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan will protest today with one clear message: NO more water buybacks from farmers – there is a better way. Workers in farming, food processing, small businesses and local government will walk off the job to rally today in Leeton, Griffith and […]

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Statement on Europe’s glyphosate decision


Statement by Tony Mahar, National Farmers’ Federation, Chief Executive The NFF welcomes the decision made by the European Commission in recent days to approve the renewal of glyphosate for a further 10 years until 15 December 2033. The EC’s renewal is an important outcome for agriculture not just within the EU but for producers around the […]

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Grow you good thing! Get behind farmers for AgDay 2023


Today the nation collectively tips its hat to farmers across the nation for agriculture’s biggest day on the calendar – National Agriculture Day. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the day synonymous with the “I love farmers” logo was a chance to celebrate, inspire and learn.  “It doesn’t matter if you’re in a high […]

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