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Submission to the ACCC Regional Mobile Infrastructure Inquiry 2022 – 2023


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) welcome the opportunity to provide a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer and Commission (ACCC) Regional Mobile Infrastructure Inquiry: Consultation Paper (herein Consultation Paper).  This submission seeks to outline the importance of mobile connectivity to regional communities, the NFF’s positions on […]

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NFF calls on the Jobs Summit to address farmers’ Achilles heel


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) says the Jobs and Skills Summit is an opportunity to address one of the root issues stunting Australia’s farm sector: chronic labour shortages.  The NFF has released its priorities ahead of the Summit, identifying four core barriers to securing skilled and unskilled labour, and offering up practical and achievable solutions.  […]

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Jobs and Skills Summit – Summary of industry challenges and recommendations


The Jobs and Skills Summit represents an opportunity to address one of the root issues holding back Australian agriculture: chronic labour shortages. Read the challenges and recommendations here.

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Unprecedented labour crisis across Australia’s food supply chain


172,000 workers needed say peak food industry bodies or prolonged higher food prices for consumers and reduced food availability will continue throughout 2022 and beyond. Call for federal government to prioritise food sector in upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit Australia’s top peak food industry bodies have calculated the food supply chain is short at least […]

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Statement on phase-out of conventional cages


Quotes attributable to NFF CEO, Tony Mahar We’re disappointed by the new Poultry Standards and Guidelines released by the Federal Government yesterday. Industry supports ongoing improvement in animal welfare outcomes. But these processes must be led by science and consider the impacts on farmers and consumers. The rushed phase-out of conventional cages over just 10 […]

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Submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Pensioner and Veteran Workforce Participation) Bill 2022


 The National Farmers’ Federation (the NFF) thanks the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for the opportunity to make a submission on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Pensioner and Veteran Workforce Participation) Bill 2022 (the Bill).  Read the full submission here.

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Submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading Arrangements


 The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Review of Livestock Mass, Dimension and Loading Arrangements.   Heavy vehicle regulation is one of the few supply chain productivity levers that is within the Government’s direct control, and remains a policy priority for the NFF. The […]

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NFF hosts the next generation of agricultural leaders


The National Farmers’ Federation with support from Telstra has guided the next crop of agricultural leaders through an immersive three-day “bootcamp” for leadership.  The six participants from across the nation visited the nation’s capital for a leadership forum where they learnt about the ins and outs of Parliament, including meeting the Minister for Regional Development […]

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NFF welcomes Biosecurity Strategy, calls for action on funding


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the release today of the National Biosecurity Strategy, describing it as a critical step in safeguarding Australia’s farm sector. NFF President Fiona Simson said the immense pressure on Australia’s biosecurity system warranted a clear strategy for the future. “The NFF called for the development of this strategy in […]

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Statement on new Biosecurity Taskforce


Quotes attributable to NFF President Fiona Simson Bringing together agriculture officials and other emergency management and response agencies is the right idea. Industry has been planning for a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) incursion for decades. We have a world class biosecurity system, and we have detailed and effective plans in place to manage an […]

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