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Farmers herald official launch of trade negotiations with United Kingdom

National Farmers’ Federation President, Fiona Simson has praised the Federal Government’s focus on the interests of farmers as official negotiations towards a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia begin. In an address today, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said securing benefits for Australian agriculture, was a top priority when negotiations between the two […]

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Farmers welcome ongoing commitment to Australia’s fuel security

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed initiatives by the Federal Government to enhance Australia’s fuel security. The Government has opened a Request for Information (RFI) process to identify opportunities to increase Australia’s domestic fuel storage capacity. “It is important that viable storage options are identified through this process,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “We […]

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Industry welcomes the return of vendors to livestock saleyards

Australia’s livestock industry is pleased to welcome vendors back to saleyards and selling centres across Australia from today. The relaxed restrictions still require anyone attending saleyards to carry out social distancing and good hygiene practices. Many facilities have put in place measures to assist with social distancing. Vendors were previously prohibited from attending livestock sales as […]

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NFF welcomes ANU-led biodiversity pilot

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed today’s announcement from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on the first program under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Agricultural Stewardship Package. Australia’s leading research and innovation university ANU has been commissioned to deliver an incentive pilot for famers. The NFF, as part of the Stewardship Package, […]

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Free trade crucial during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

The Cairns Group Farm Leaders, which the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is a member and secretariat of, has urged world governments to ensure the free, open and rules-based international trading system is not compromised in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, representing Australia, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and Uruguay, has declared its support […]

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NFF Guidance for Employers: Classification of Long-Term Casual Employees

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has compiled a one pager that contains information about the recent Full Federal Court decision in the matter of WorkPac v Rossato. The decision confirms that employees who were notionally engaged as casuals but can demonstrate that they were working fixed, regular shifts are considered to be permanent employees in […]

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History-making decision rights the wrongs of live export shutdown

Statement by the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Brett Cattle Company & National Farmers’ Federation. Justice has been served today for farmers and supply chain businesses whose livelihoods were decimated when the Federal Government recklessly shut down the trade of live cattle to Indonesia in 2011. In the Federal Court, Justice Steven […]

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Judgement Day: Federal Court set to rule on 2011 live cattle export ban

Statement by the Australian Farmers’ Fighting Fund, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Brett Cattle Company & National Farmers’ Federation The Federal Court judgement in the class action led by the Brett Cattle Company against the Commonwealth and Senator Joe Ludwig stemming from the 2011 live export ban will be handed down by Justice Rares on Tuesday […]

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