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NFF calls on Food and Grocery Code review to give code teeth


Australia’s peak farming body supports today’s announcements on the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, hoping the action will give the Code the teeth it needs to fix a system failing consumers and farmers. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke welcomed the Federal Government’s appointment of a chair to take the review forward. “The code […]

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2 months ago


2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission


Invest in Australian Agriculture. Invest in Australia’s Future. The Australian economy is facing a set of significant challenges. Stagnating productivity, increasing inflation and the challenge of transitioning to a net-zero economy all offer downside risks to Australia. However, in this era of evolving economic, demographic, and environmental challenges, the Australian agricultural sector is both a […]

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2 months ago


Consultation on proposed designated complaints mechanisms


The NFF supports the introduction of a clear complaints mechanism that enables designated small business advocates to submit a complaint to the ACCC where they have evidence of a significant or systemic market issue that affects consumers or small businesses in Australia. The proposed scheme contains positive elements that should encourage greater use of the […]

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2 months ago


Agriculture and Land Sectoral Plan


Government must recognise Australian agriculture’s unique contribution to productive landscape management, food security, and emissions reduction. Agriculture must not and cannot become the solution to other sector’s problems via too much focus and reliance on offsets in the agricultural landscape. The task of national emissions reduction is a shared responsibility for all sectors, agriculture will […]

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Attorney-General’s Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Bill 2023


Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the Attorney-General’s Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Bill 2023. This Bill is an omnibus Bill in which one component – Schedule 4, Part 2 seeks the abolish the Native Title Respondent Scheme. This scheme supports access to fair and equitable justice by facilitating efficient and effective resolution of Native […]

2 months ago


Public thanks farmers for critical food and fibre


Hundreds of messages gathered on National Agriculture Day have been collated as the ultimate Christmas gift to Australian farmers. Now in its seventh year, Ag Day – or #AgDayAU – gives all Australians the opportunity to celebrate and learn about farming and the production of food and fibre. A month on from the event and […]

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Draft Updated Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats


Feral cats are a highly successful invasive pest species in Australia and are a key threat to over 140 nationally listed threatened species. They have played a major role in 27 of 34 mammal extinctions since 1788 and according to CSIRO estimates, kill approximately 1.8 billion species each year (equating to 2000 individuals every minute). […]

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2 months ago


Statement on outcomes from COP28


Comments attributable to NFF President David Jochinke I had the privilege this past week of representing Australian farmers at the COP28 summit in Dubai for the first time as NFF President. My time there highlighted to me how critical it is that farmers are represented in these global discussions where decisions being made about our […]

3 months ago


PC report confirms industry position that biosecurity levy is bad policy


A report by the Productivity Commission has backed the National Farmers’ Federation’s view that the proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy is a deeply flawed policy littered with a suite of issues. The ‘Towards Levyathan? Industry levies in Australia’ research paper by the Federal Government’s Productivity Commission has used the proposed levy as a case study, raising […]

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The next phase of the Future Drought Fund


The FDF formally acknowledges the Australian Government’s commitment to building long-term resilience, given drought is a recurring feature of Australia’s natural environment and, as such, a recurring challenge for Australian farmers and rural communities. The NFF supports a range of recommendations to ensure the FDF achieves the best value for money for both industry and […]

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