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  • Policy Subcategory: Drought reform

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Drought reform

  • Preview Natural Disaster Funding: Submission (PDF 491.8 kb)
    Submitted to Productivity Commission on 24 October, 2014

    In this submission, the NFF states it's disappointment by the fact that the Productivity Commission chose not to include drought as part of this inquiry. The NFF encourages the Commission to consider the importance of ongoing Government commitment to a well-funded and transparent framework for natural disasters in Australia.

  • Preview Natural Disaster Funding: Submission (PDF 192.6 kb)
    Submitted to Productivity Commission on 6 June, 2014

    The NFF's 6 June 2014 Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into the efficacy of current national disaster funding arrangements urges the Productivity Commission—among other things—to consider how the Commonwealth's approach to drought policy aligns with the framework for natural disasters. The NFF encourages the Commission to consider the importance of ongoing Government commitment to a well-funded and transparent framework for natural disasters in Australia.

  • Preview NRAC Review of the Farm Management Deposit Scheme: Submission (PDF 616.9 kb)
    Submitted to National Rural Advisory Council on 18 September, 2012

    The NFF's 5 September 2012 Submission states that an expanded farm management deposit scheme should be central to measures supported by the government to improve business risk management and recovery, as part of drought policy reform.

  • Preview NRAC Assessment of agricultural insurance products including multi-peril crop insurance and its feasibility in Australia: Submission (PDF 456.2 kb)
    Submitted to National Rural Advisory Council on 18 September, 2012

    The NFF's 18 September 2012 states that a future package of drought support measures provides certainty and equips primary producers and the farming community to manage climate-related challenges. The NFF views that it is timely to consider the inclusion of drought insurance in a future drought policy package.

  • Preview Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011: Submission (PDF 43.1 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Economics on 22 August, 2011

    The NFF’s 22 August 2011 submission to the Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011 calls for a shift in the policy focus from drought relief to drought management and preparedness, ensuring farmers are supported and have the tools to manage their businesses.

  • Preview Drought Pilot Review: Submission (PDF 263.4 kb)
    Submitted to Drought Pilot Review Panel on 21 April, 2011

    The NFF's 21 April 2011 submission to the Drought Pilot Review Panel calls for a shift in the policy focus from drought relief to drought management and preparedness.

  • Preview Draft Report into Government Drought Support: Submission (PDF 719.4 kb)
    Submitted to Productivity Commission on 22 January, 2009

    The NFF's 22 December 2008 response to the Productivity Commission looks to farming’s future and the importance of providing farmers with a suite of effective tools to manage risk and prepare for drought.

  • Preview Government Drought Support: Submission (PDF 869.5 kb)
    Submitted to Productivity Commission on 15 August, 2008

    The NFF’s August 2008 Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Government Drought Support calls for a new approach to agriculture policy where drought policy is one aspect within a national framework, and focuses on partnerships between government and primary producers.

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