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Statement on Biodiversity Certificates Scheme


Quotes attributable to NFF President, Fiona Simson We’re delighted by the announcement by the Prime Minister and Environment Minister here at the Bush Summit, that Australia will establish a Biodiversity Certificates Scheme to reward landholders for restoring and managing environmental assets. Australian farmers manage more than half of Australia’s landmass. This is an important stewardship […]

3 months ago


NFF rings the bell, yet again, for biosecurity funding


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) says it’s time the Federal Government put its money where its mouth is and come good on its pre-election commitment for long-term, sustainable biosecurity funding. NFF President Fiona Simson, who is speaking on a biosecurity panel at today’s Bush Summit in Griffith, welcomed the Albanese Government’s pre-election commitment in May […]

3 months ago


Less competition means less for farmers, consumers and the Australian economy


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) wholeheartedly supports comments made by the Assistant Minister for Competition Dr Andrew Leigh at the F.H Gruen Lecture on corrosive effects of ever increasing market concentration on Australia’s productivity, innovation and cost of living. The NFF strongly backs calls for immediate and urgent reforms of competition policy in Australia to […]

3 months ago


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 […]

3 months ago


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 […]

3 months ago


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.

3 months ago


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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