National Farmers’ Federation
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and agriculture across Australia. The NFF was formed in 1979 and is one of Australia’s foremost and respected advocacy organisations. For more than 35 years, the NFF has been a leader in ensuring farming is viable and sustainable and takes a forward-thinking approach to creating solutions for the issues affecting Australia’s agriculture.
Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) supports the NFF’s policy development and advocacy in areas including long-term drought support, through the NFF Drought Working Group which was instrumental in securing the $320 million Drought Support Package announced by Federal Government in February 2014. ADF has also worked proactively with the NFF to provide input on aspects of the Murray Darling Basin Plan implementation and review, as well as to secure Federal and Commonwealth funding for the National Centre for Farmer Health.
The NFF’s 2015-16 highlights include
- Further progressed our digital and policy agenda with the Australian Government.
- Announced three digital initiatives to transform agriculture in Australian, including the Australian Farmers online platform.
- Continued to work on policy in the area of infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications, trade and markets access, and workplace reform.
- Helped lead the campaign for an 'effects test' to be included in s46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
- Had key wins in abolishing the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal and expansion of the Seasonal Worker Program.
- The Murray-Darling Basin was a high priority and we were successful in securing $15million in funding for the Carp Herpes Virus and to amend the Water Act 2007.
For more information about the NFF, visit: http://www.nff.org.au/