Australian agriculture is heavily dependent on freight and logistics. Everything produced on an Australian farm will be transported on an Australian road before it reaches its final consumer. Farmers require safe, efficient, and competitive road infrastructure to get their products to consumers and maintain viable businesses. The impact of severe weather events on the national regional, rural and remote road network is immense, as much of Australia continues to experience drought, bushfire and flooding events. Over the past few months alone, devastating floods have swallowed crops and pastures and caused major infrastructure damage, creating heartache for farmers and food shortages in our supermarkets. The NFF makes the several recommendations, as provided in our 2023-24 Federal Pre-Budget Submission.
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