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A new dawn for agriculture’s workforce


After five years of advocacy by the NFF, an Agriculture Visa is one step closer to becoming a reality with the Governor General signing the legislation into law. NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said the milestone represented a new chapter in Australia’s approach to addressing agriculture’s workforce shortages. “We look forward to continuing to work […]

3 weeks ago


Time for allocations to get real


With 50-100mm of rainfall forecast across the southern basin in the next few days and dams already full to overflowing, water allocators need to start thinking outside their conservative box. “The agriculture sector has continued to power Australia’s economy during these difficult times. The resilience of the regions is showing strongly. Now is the time […]

4 weeks ago


Minister Littleproud goes into bat for agriculture at the United Nations


NFF Chief Executive, Tony Mahar has welcomed remarks by Minister David Littleproud at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in a session devoted to leader’s statements. “We are pleased the Australian Agriculture Minister was able to participate in this international event. Making sure Australia’s voice is heard at these forums is critical. Agriculture is leading the world in […]

4 weeks ago


Farmers remind the UN: trade key to sustainable food systems


Ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Cairns Group Farm Leaders (the ‘Group’) from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa, and Uruguay has urged that the role of international trade be recognised at the Summit. The NFF is a member of the Group. “The UN Food Systems Summit […]

1 month ago


NFF calls for truth in labelling at fake meat Senate Inquiry


NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar today presented to the Senate Inquiry into the labelling of alternative protein products, instigated by Queensland Senator Susan McDonald. In its submission to the Inquiry, the NFF explained that the language used on some plant-based protein products had the potential to be misleading to customers. “It is essential that when […]

1 month ago


Energy companies the only beneficiaries of the Integrated Systems Plan


The National Farmers Federation is concerned about the significant cost blow-outs associated with the proposed Hume-Link Transmission Line, with costs blowing out by 250% to $3.317 billion. Proposed transmission lines across Australia within the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Integrated Systems Plan (ISP) have caused significant issues with land-use conflict amongst farmers, and now are […]

1 month ago


Farmers close in on $100 billion target


Australian agriculture is edging closer to the NFF-led goal of $100-billion-by-2030 with phenomenal growth set to see the farm sector tally $73 billion in 2021-2022. The forecast is up from $66 billion last financial year. The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics & Sciences (ABARES) paints a glorious picture underpinned by […]

1 month ago


Vaccination advice included in NFF’s updated COVID-19 Workplace Guide


The NFF has today released an update to its COVID-19 Workforce Guide which includes advice on vaccinations and the workplace. The Guide, first released in April 2020, contains practical information relating to, for example, quarantine requirements for new workers, social distancing at work and financial support as well as work health and safety and industrial relations […]

2 months ago


NFF hosts diversity and inclusion conversation with agriculture’s leaders


The National Farmers Federation has today led a discussion with the nation’s leading agriculture-focussed organisations on making agriculture a more accessible career option for all Australians. The 27 partners of NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program contributed to the online discussion, including: AgForce; AACo; AgriFutures Australia; BASF; Bayer; CANEGROWERS; Coles; Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia; Cotton […]

2 months ago


NFF hosts diversity and inclusion conversation with agriculture’s leaders


The National Farmers Federation has today led a discussion with the nation’s leading agriculture-focussed organisations on making agriculture a more accessible career option for all Australians. The 27 partners of NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program contributed to the online discussion, including: AgForce; AACo; AgriFutures Australia; BASF; Bayer; CANEGROWERS; Coles; Cooperative Research Centre for Developing […]

2 months ago


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