National Farmers' Federation

Submission to review the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to inform the review of the Australian Governments Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan (Drought Plan) with the aim of developing a new Drought Plan.

The NFF and the Commonwealth Government are strongly aligned in the goal to ensure that farmers and regional communities across the country are efficiently and effectively supported in advance, during and post drought events to minimise future triple bottom line impacts of drought.

Firstly, the complexity and substantive detail of the Drought Plan should be targeted at policy and industry stakeholders, acknowledging that farmers and regional community are most likely to engage with the content of the Plan through external information conduits and program structuring.

You can read the full submission here.