National Farmers' Federation

Inquiry into the impact on the agricultural sector of vegetation and land management policies, regulations and restrictions

The NFF’s submission explores the intersection between land management policies, regulations, and restrictions and the agricultural sector’s ability to prudently management fire risk on their properties, and highlights the agricultural sector’s land and vegetation management practices that manage fire risk and particular the broader factors that contribute to fire risk in regional, rural and remote areas. The NFF is of the view that active land management is necessary to manage fire risk – the capacity of landholders to do so can be majorly affected by vegetation laws. Therefore, the NFF recommends a review of state legislation to ensure that laws allow landholders to actively management their land without unnecessary/excessive bureaucratic intrusion.

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