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Review of ports welcome, however, immediate action is required


The National Farmers’ Federation is encouraged by the Prime Ministers’ comments with respect to the establishment of a Productivity Commission inquiry into ports and waterfront issue. “We welcome this review into our international freight supply chains, and the Prime Minister’s acknowledgement that industrial relations disruptions on our waterfront have exacerbated the cost blow outs and […]

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NFF applauds more investment to help fix bush communications inequity


The National Farmers Federation welcomes Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) as another step towards fixing the communications inequity facing Australians outside city bounds. “Currently, the ability for farmers and other regional Australians to do business, to access the same entertainment and lifestyle options and in some cases, even the same emergency services, […]

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Time to fix the problem – Farmers urge Federal Government to introduce a right to repair for ag-machinery


The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s (PC) inquiry report into the Right to Repair, handed down today, recommending a right to repair for farm machinery. “Farmers, as small business owners, should have the same right as anyone else to have their machinery repaired by a suitable qualified repairer, without the fear of […]

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Generational study to help shape farming for the future


As Australia embarks on its plans to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, PwC Australia is working with the Macdoch Foundation and the National Farmers Federation to conduct one of the biggest research programs of its kind to establish the link between enhancing natural capital and farm profitability. Farming for the Future will aim to test […]

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Flood-affected farmers urged to seek help if needed


NFF President Fiona Simson is encouraging farmers to take care of themselves and their families as the flood situation in NSW continues to unfold. “This situation across parts of the grainbelt in NSW and Queensland is still playing out and unfortunately many farmers won’t know the extent of the damage until waters recede. With more […]

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Submission to Treasury consultation on the exposure draft legislation and explanatory materials to strengthen protections against unfair contract terms September 2021


The NFF responded to the consultation by welcoming the changes and proposing additional reforms that will better address the issue of unfair contract terms in the Agriculture Industry. Read more here.

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Submission to Treasury on their review of the 2021 reforms to Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework August 2021


In response to the review of the 2021 reforms, the NFF highlighted specific concerns with aspects of the reforms while giving their broad support to them. Read more here.

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Submission to the Productivity Commission draft report on the “Right to Repair” August 2021


In the submission, the NFF reiterated their support for a proactive right to repair for agricultural machinery and underlined the problems faced by farmers under the current regime. Read more here.

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Submission to the NSW Department of Primary Industries review into Rice Vesting July 2021


The NFF supported the continuation of the current rice vesting arrangement and highlighted the positive outcomes it has delivered for rice growers and NSW regional communities. Read more here.

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Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on the review of the Farm Management Deposit Scheme April 2021


The NFF responded to the review of the Farm Management Deposit Scheme stating their support for the continuation of the scheme while making recommendations for reforms. Read more here.

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