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Policy must balance agricultural production with environmental outcomes

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called on political parties to commit to policies that will support Australian farmers to sustainably produce food and fibre to meet growing domestic and global demands.

Australia can lead the global agricultural marketplace but needs comprehensive non tariff barrier strategy

Australian agriculture stands poised and ready to lead the global marketplace for agricultural products but calls for the review or rewinding of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) must be abandoned and focus placed on removing non-tariff barriers to trade.

NFF reiterates calls for backpacker tax to be ended amid public confusion over ATO error

The NFF has today reaffirmed its call for certainty on the ‘backpacker tax’ following confusion surrounding its start date based on misinformation published on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

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Discussion Paper - Transport Infrastructure Report

The NFF's Agricultural Transport Infrastructure: A Discussion Paper, puts forward a number of recommendations as to how transport infrastructure in regional Australia could better contribute to the sectors profitability.

E-Petition: Stop the Backpacker Tax!

The NFF is calling on the Federal Government to stop a proposed tax of $32.5% on backpacker wages. Sign our e-petition to support rural and regional economies.

2014-15 Annual Review and Yearbook

The 2014-15 Annual Review & Yearbook includes feature articles and reports on the NFF's highlights, achievements and policy portfolio areas

2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey

There’s still time to take part in the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey, which is open until midnight on the 1st of December 2015.

Sustainable Agricultural Employment & Labour Contracting Guide

Learn how Australian farmers are committed to sustainable agricultural employment and labour contracting, through adoption of practices aligned with existing legal obligations and measures to promote fairness at work.

NFF Committees and Taskforces

Find out more about NFF Committees and Taskforces. What Committees are there? What's the difference between a Taskforce and Committee? How does membership work? What do Committees do? Am I represented?

Submissions to Government

A full rundown on submissions the NFF has made to various Federal Government departments, agencies and inquiries.


On the 12 December 2015, Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced three new initiatives led by the NFF that promise to digitally transform Australian agriculture, including a bold new online platform for farmers; the NFF Digital Agriculture Service; and a new incubator for agricultural start-ups and technologies. To find out more, please visit:


Accelerate Agriculture aims to shine a spotlight on key issues and policies which must be addressed this election to further strengthen the opportunity-laden agriculture industry. Visit for further information.


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