IN THIS SECTION:
Vote 1: Agriculture
18 March 2013
Ensuring Australian agriculture can continue to grow is the key focus for the NFF in the lead up to the 2013 Federal Election - and we will be working to ensure this is also a key focus for our federal Parliamentarians.
What we need are clear, sensible government policies and initiatives to ensure our industry can reach its potential - and in doing so continue to feed and clothe Australians and millions of others around the world. We call on all Parliamentarians to avoid the short-term political agenda and deliver on the longer term needs of the agriculture sector.
The next term of government will take this country to 2016 – a crucial period in determining how Australia will overcome the challenges facing the sector now, while also setting us up to capitalise on future opportunities.
Agriculture's top 5 priority areas
The agricultural sector has five key priorities leading into this election – five key areas that we are seeking commitments from all parties and parliamentarians to achieve. This is not a wish list; these are five critical areas in which action must happen to ensure future success. The five NFF policy priorities are:
These five policy priority areas are outlined in detail in the NFF's policy priority documents, available to download here:
We will be evaluating the policies of the parties on these issues through a scorecard in the lead up to the election, so that farmers can make an informed decision about their preferred Government.
We have now released the final scorecard - based on all the announcements, commitments and promises made for the agricultural sector by the major parties. You can download the scorecard as a PDF below.
NFF 2016 NATIONAL CONGRESS
NFF LAUNCHES 'AUSTRALIAN FARMERS'