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  • Preview The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (PDF 78.3 kb)
    Submitted to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Senate Committee on 28 April, 2017

    The NFF’s 28 April 2017 submission highlighted key lessons in planning and consultation from the recent defence land acquisition process in the Townsville and Shoalwater Bay. NFF’s submission flags the need for a longer term approach to land use planning by State Governments is required that recognises the need to prioritise farming land for agriculture to ensure that land use conflicts are avoided.……

  • Preview Freedoms Inquiry: Submission (PDF 55.7 kb)
    Submitted to Australian Law Reform Commission on 3 March, 2015

    The NFF’s 3 March 2015 Freedoms Inquiry Submission outlines certain areas in Commonwealth legislation that, in the NFF’s view, encroach upon the traditional freedoms of Australian farmers. NFF notes key areas of concern, including Commonwealth laws that deal with land use, as well as workplace relations laws that involve general protections and the enterprise bargaining framework. NFF acknowledges the significance of legislation such as native vegetation laws, but also notes that results have been achieved to the detriment of farmers’ property rights, and without compensation this results in Australian farmers disproportionately carrying the burden of these regulations. NFF argues that farmers should be entitled to just compensation, which should be determined in a nationally consistent manner, without State-based discrimination.

  • Preview Property Rights: Submission on Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement and Climate Change Measures: Submission (PDF 962.1 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee Inquiry on 23 March, 2010

    The NFF's 19 March 2010 submission on native vegetation laws, greenhouse gas abatement and climate change measures call for legislative changes, market-based drivers for compensation, a public benefit test on government regulations, analysis of international agreements and their impact, and securing tenure over water property rights.

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