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NFF Urges Federal Government to finally settle live cattle case


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed a counter offer made to the Commonwealth Government to hopefully close the long-running class action of those left devastated by the unlawful closure of the live cattle export trade in 2011. The applicant in the class action has made an open offer in good faith to the Commonwealth of $510 […]

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Supermarkets at risk of falling off Santa’s nice list 


The NFF Horticulture Council has welcomed the release last week of the third and latest annual report from Chris Leptos AO, the Federal Government appointed Independent Reviewer under the Food and Grocery Code.   For the most recent 2022-23 reporting period, the Reviewer has again made troubling findings concerning the behaviour of the big four supermarkets, […]

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Farmers welcome spotlight on supermarket pricing


The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the announcement of a Senate inquiry to scrutinise the impact of market concentration on food prices and the pricing strategies employed by the major supermarkets. NFF President David Jochinke said the inquiry was an opportunity to ensure small to medium farming businesses were being treated fairly by larger players. “Australia […]

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Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the announcement by the Australian Government to endorse the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action (the Declaration).   “This Declaration stresses the importance of the agriculture sector as a major stakeholder in the debate, and reaffirms farmers being at the core of decisions made that affect them,” […]

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Independent Review of the Inspector-General of Water Compliance


The IGWC plays a critical role in building confidence within the community and ensuring the efficient and effective administration of water compliance with existing legislative agreements across the Murray-Darling Basin. Read the full submission here.

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Farmers back WA Premier’s call for live sheep rethink


Farmers have backed in the WA Premier, Roger Cook, following his strongest comments yet calling on the Albanese Government to abandon its controversial plan to phase out live sheep exports by sea. Speaking in the WA Parliament yesterday, Premier Cook said the ‘unnecessary’ policy should be reconsidered. “We believe the welfare arrangements that are in […]

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NFF submission to AER on social licence guidelines


The agricultural sector will be a significant contributor to Australia’s net zero ambitions, however the need for transmission infrastructure must be appropriately balanced with Australia’s sustainable supply of food and fibre. To maintain Australia’s domestic food security and important contribution to global food security, we must avoid adverse impacts on the long-term operation of prosperous […]

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NFF submission to ATCU on Inquiry into price gouging and unfair pricing practices


Australian agriculture relies upon open and transparent marketplaces that promote competition within agricultural supply chains, enabling farmers to access requisite inputs and sell their produce at a competitive price. The Australian agricultural supply chain has an uneven distribution of market concentration which threatens the economic conditions essential for dynamic, productive and profitable farms. Read the […]

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National Transport Commission on Heavy Vehicle National Law reforms


Australian agriculture is heavily dependent on reliable, effective, and efficient freight and logistics. The NFF opposes the proposed expansion of the scope of fatigue regulated heavy vehicles (FRHVs) to include vehicles between 4.5 tonnes and 12 tonnes and the removal of the current work diary exemption for local drivers of FRHVs. Read the full submission here.

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‘Kick in the guts’ to Basin communities as Water Bill passes the Senate 


Families, farmers, businesses and workers across Murray Darling Basin communities have been dealt a sledgehammer blow by the Albanese Government and some crossbench senators who today voted to support a flawed water Bill over sensible, smart solutions for the river system.  “The Basin’s heart has been broken by a Government that has ignored communities and […]

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