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NFF welcomes biosecurity ramp-up as FMD risk intensifies


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the Federal Government’s new biosecurity measures announced today following the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) to Australian tourist hotspot, Bali. NFF President Fiona Simson said farmers were pleased to see additional measures put in place. “Ever since FMD was detected in Bali our industry has been […]

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Farmers call for security step-up as FMD reaches Bali


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is extremely concerned following reports that Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has spread to Bali. NFF President Fiona Simson is calling on the Federal Government and travellers to immediately step up our defence to protect Australia from this potentially devastating disease. “Now that borders are open, international travel is rapidly […]

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2 days ago


Submission to the Telstra & TPG application for merger authorisation for proposed spectrum sharing in regional Australia


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Regional, Rural and RemoteCommunications Coalition (RRRCC) welcomes the opportunity to provide asubmission to the Telstra and TPG application for merger authorisation for proposedspectrum sharing in regional Australia – interested party consultation (theAuthorisation) by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Read the full submission here.

5 days ago


Statement on Independent Review of ACCUs


STATEMENT BY NFF PRESIDENT, FIONA SIMSON We welcome today’s announcement by Minister Bowen. Carbon credits will be critical in achieving Australia’s enhanced climate targets. Confidence and integrity are vital to the success of Australia’s carbon credit system. This review will give farmers and all Australians the confidence that our emissions reduction system is working, as […]

5 days ago


NFF letter to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on better practice guide for farm debt management


 The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is supportive of a harmonised National Farm Debt Mediation Scheme with standardized rules and procedures across each state and territory. The guide will importantly ensure that the principles by which farm debt mediation (FDM) operates across each state and territory are consistent.  Read full submission here.

1 week ago


Submission to the National Drought Agreement Review


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department) on the National Drought Agreement Review.  The National Drought Agreement (NDA) has been a step change in how governments work together to best support Australian farmers during the drought cycle. The next […]

1 week ago


Hand-to-mouth biosecurity funding must end, as farmers stare down Foot & Mouth Disease & Lumpy Skin Disease


A long-term, sustainable biosecurity funding pipeline to help protect agriculture, communities, the economy and the environment must be a top priority for the new Federal Government. This was the message delivered by the NFF to new Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Senator Murray Watt at the first industry Ministerial roundtable in Canberra today. “Biosecurity, isn’t […]

2 weeks ago


Key food industry associations join forces to address Australia’s domestic food security issues


Newly formed Food Alliance to work constructively with government to find solutions to immediate food related issues. In an unprecedented move an alliance between food industry associations across the food supply chain, from paddock to plate, has been formed to address key issues associated with ensuring reliable and affordable access to food for all Australians […]

3 weeks ago


NFF hosts the next generation of women leaders in agriculture


The National Farmers’ Federation this week welcomed the 2022 cohort of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program to Canberra for the initiative’s two-day introductory retreat. The group of 12 women were selected from more than 100 applications for the mentoring and network opportunity. The program, now in it’s fifth year, is designed to create a […]

3 weeks ago


NFF acknowledges Australia’s enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement


The National Farmers’ Federation Acting CEO Ash Salardini has acknowledged the new Federal Government’s commitment to enhance Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. The Albanese Government announced today the official raising of Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target from 26-28% to 43%. The updated 2030 target is a 15 per cent increase on […]

3 weeks ago


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