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Australians on the move; NFF looks to new Minister to spearhead regionalisation


New data out today from the Regional Australia Institute affirming that Australians are switching the city for the regions in record numbers is further evidence that now is the time to think differently about how we invest in and plan for the future of regional Australia according to NFF CEO Tony Mahar. “Australia has a […]

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Farmers praise important environmental reform in Federal Parliament this week


The National Farmers’ Federation commends the passage of two important pieces of environmental reform this week: the Inspector-General of Water Compliance Bill and the Standards and Assurance Bill. “Environmental reform is critical, and it is important to get it right,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “The Standards and Assurance Bill is the first step towards […]

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Western Australian Premier & Agriculture Minister join farmers at Towards 2030 & Invest, Innovate, Inspire forums at Muresk Institute


Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan and Agriculture, Regional Development & Food Minister, Alannah MacTiernan were special guests at the WAFarmers and National Farmers’ Federation’s Towards 2030 forum in Northam today. The event brought together farming and regional leaders to take stock of progress towards the shared goal of reaching $100 billion in farmgate output by 2030 and […]

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Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling commended by farmers


The National Farmers’ Federation has commended the establishment this week of a Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into the labelling of alternative protein products. “We congratulate Senator Susan McDonald on initiating this important and logical process,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said.“The actions of some manufacturers in continuing to incorrectly label for example, faux meat products as ‘bacon’ […]

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Future leaders converge on Canberra


The National Farmers’ Federation this week welcomed the 2021 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program cohort to the nation’s capital, to mark the beginning of a one-on-one mentorship program designed to provide the tools and networks to transcend industry leadership positions. The Program is a flagship initiative of the NFF’s goal to double the number of […]

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Farmers say Ag Visa must finally deliver a solution to labour crisis


Members of the National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council say the new Seasonal Agricultural Workforce Visa(Ag Visa) announced by Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today is welcome news that has been a long time coming. Minister Littleproud has said the new visa – to be in place before the end of this year – would enable workers from the 10 ASEAN nations […]

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UK-Australia trade agreement a new beginning


Australian farmers are applauding the ‘in-principle’ trade deal between Australia and the United Kingdom announced by prime ministers Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson in London overnight.  The proposed deal is the first trade agreement reached by the United Kingdom following its separation from the European Union last year, and will guarantee tariff-free, quota-free access to […]

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NFF completes farm risk management study


The National Farmers Federation has completed a NSW Government-funded project looking at farm risk management tools. “The NFF has a goal for 90% of Australian farms to be employing risk management tools by 2030 to build resilience in the face of challenges such as drought,” NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said. “This project allowed the […]

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Exposed sectors call on National Cabinet for border plan


Leaders from the agriculture, tourism and education sectors are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders to deliver a plan to safely reopen our international border, as the costs of Australia’s isolation continue to multiply. Agriculture, tourism and education are among the industries worst hit by Australia’s strict international border closure […]

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Government acts on NFF’s call for a biosecurity strategy


The Government has heeded the National Farmers Federation’s call for a strategy to underpin Australia’s biosecurity system, with today’s release of Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030. “Achieving a risk-based biosecurity system that effectively, efficiently and sustainably protects Australia’s health, economic, environmental and national security interests is essential to protecting Australia’s $62 billion agriculture industry,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. […]

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