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Final Call: NFF National Congress, Canberra

17 October 2014

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) 2014 National Congress is taking place on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 October 2014 at the Australian Institute of Sport Arena, Canberra. More than 50 speakers and panellists are confirmed. Key speakers include:

Monday 20 October

9:35am Welcome to Congress:
Brent Finlay, NFF President
Simon Talbot, NFF CEO

9:50am Opening Address:
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture

10:40am Welcome Address from Principal Sponsor, Coles

Tuesday 21 October

8:35am Keynote Address: Connecting Consumers to the Farm
Andrew Gregory, MD & CEO McDonalds Australia

9:05am Producing Our Future: The Opposition Leader's Perspective
The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

11:15am Parliamentarian panel: Industry strategy vs government policy

The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Shadow Minister for Agriculture
Mr Clive Palmer MP, Leader of the Palmer United Party
Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens
Senator Bridget McKenzie, The Nationals Senator for Victoria
Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democratic Party Senator for New South Wales
Brent Finlay, NFF President

12:30pm Report outcomes of Review of Farm Sector Representation

The full Congress program is available via the Congress website: www.congress.nff.org.au Media are invited to attend Congress and interview opportunities with selected speakers are available.

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