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- Preview Response to the 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies Discussion Paper (PDF 1.6 Mb)
Submitted to Department of Environment and Energy on 5 May, 2017
The NFF’s 5 May 2017 submission conveyed that NFF’s recognises that climate change poses a significant challenge for Australian Farmers. It is critical that the suite of Government policies that seek to address the challenge of climate change are fully examined, to ensure that the policy levers of Government work cohesively to achieve our national objectives while minimizing the risk of unintended or perverse outcomes..…
- Preview ‘Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability – an issues paper’ (PDF 1.6 Mb)
Submitted to Climate Change Authority on 28 April, 2017
The NFF’s 28 April 2017 submission highlighted the opportunity for climate policy frameworks to be improved to better support the participation of farmers in the carbon market. The submission highlighted opportunities for carbon policy to be framed in way that recognise multiple benefits of activities– such as productivity, and the biodiversity and water quality services.
- Preview ANAO Performance Audit: Accounting and reporting of Australia’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates and Projections (PDF 341.6 kb)
Submitted to Department of Environment and Energy on 17 February, 2017
The NFF’s 17 February 2017 submission highlighted the importance of the Department continuing to improve the methods and data for estimating greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that projections are as accurate as possible. It recommends improving transparency of the underlying data and algorithms that support the estimate calculations.
- Preview Targets and Progress review draft report: Submission (PDF 296.7 kb)
Submitted to The Climate Change Authority on 29 November, 2013
The NFF's 29 November 2013 submission to the Climate Change Authority Reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions-targets and progress review draft report makes a number of comments on the draft report. The submission recommends that the Authority's final report correctly report agriculture's net emissions. The NFF also provides several suggestions for consideration by the Authority as it finalises its report to the Government.
- Preview Repeal of the Carbon Tax Exposure Draft Legislation and Consultation Paper: Submission (PDF 47.4 kb)
Submitted to Department of the Environment on 4 November, 2013
The NFF’s 4 November 2013 submission to the Department of the Environment Repeal of the Carbon Tax Exposure Draft Legislation and Consultation Paper outlines the NFF’s support for the repeal of the Carbon Tax given concerns on the effects the tax would have on farm businesses and particularly the agricultural processing sector. In its submission, the NFF understand the repeal of the carbon tax will also include the repeal of the conservation tillage tax offset and suggests that it may be appropriate to continue this program using other mechanisms. In addition, the NFF seeks further clarification of the status and funding for the Land Sector programs and on future investment in RD&E for agriculture for innovative and cost-effective mitigation and adaption measures.
- Preview Non-Kyoto Fund Discussion Paper (PDF 98.8 kb)
Submitted to Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency on 16 January, 2013
The NFF’s 16 January 2013 submission to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Non-Kyoto Fund Discussion Paper outlines that the NFF is broadly supportive of the Non-Kyoto Fund but highlights several elements that would improve the fund and minimise unintended consequences
- Preview Renewable Energy Target Review Issues Paper: Submission (PDF 121.3 kb)
Submitted to Climate Change Authority on 12 September, 2012
The NFF’s 12 September 2012 submission to the Climate Change Authority's Renewable Energy Target Review issues paper agrees with the Productivity Commissions' recommendation that those policies that lead to increased costs with little benefits due to the introduction of the carbon price - such as the Renewable Energy Targets - be terminated or immediately phased out to help reduce the cost price pressures on electricity suppply.
- Preview Climate change adaptation: Submission (PDF 654.0 kb)
Submitted to Productivity Commission on 23 January, 2012
The NFF’s 23 January 2012 submission to the inquiry into the barriers to effective climate change adaptation acknowledges that agricultural industries will not experience climate change in a consistent way. The NFF believes Government policy that encourages and promotes adaptive behaviour and helps to build resilience is essential.
- Preview Australia’s Biodiversity in a Changing Climate: Submission (PDF 746.5 kb)
Submitted to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts on 29 July, 2011
The NFF’s 29 July 2011 submission to Inquiry into Australia’s Biodiversity in a Changing Climate highlights agriculture's importance in delivering environmental outcomes on a national level.
- Preview Climate Policy: Submission (PDF 395.2 kb)
Submitted to Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy on 8 April, 2009
The NFF's 8 April 2009 submission the Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy notes that it is widely recognised that an emissions trading scheme is an inappropriate policy mechanism for the Australian agricultural sector. In addition to the potential for perverse economic and social impacts from the CPRS, the NFF is concerned about the potential for the CPRS to lead to significant perverse environmental outcomes in areas such as water runoff, biodiversity, and Australia’s ability to continue to make a contribution to global food and fibre supplies.
- Preview Role of Government in Assisting Australian Farmers to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change: Submission (PDF 514.4 kb)
Submitted to House of Representatives Primary Industries and Resources Committee on 6 March, 2009
The NFF's 6 March 2009 submission highlights the immediate challenge of adapting to climate change mitigation policies may be greater for farmers than adapting to climate change itself. This submission outlines the role for Government in helping farmers prepare for, and adapt to, climate change.
- Preview Senate Inquiry into the Coastal Impacts of Climate Change: Submission (PDF 89.8 kb)
Submitted to House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts on 4 June, 2008
The NFF's 4 June 2008 submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into the impacts on coastal communities of climate change seeks to raise awareness of the tension between population pressures and land use change.
- Preview Climate Change and the Australian Agricultural Sector: Submission (PDF 350.9 kb)
Submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs on 14 March, 2008
The NFF's 14 March 2008 submission looks at the challenges for farm system adaptation and advocates urgent, nationally coordinated research and development on climate change adaptation. This is very much in line with NFF policy on drought and reinforces the NFF’s push for investment in drought management and preparedness.
- Preview Climate Change - Agriculture and Forestry: Submission (PDF 489.1 kb)
Submitted to Garnaut Report on Climate Change on 14 January, 2008
The NFF's 11 January 2008 submission to the Garnaut Report calls for new investment in climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for Australian agriculture – including drought preparedness measures; and new research, development and implementation of technologies, systems and programs to fast-track adaption by farmers to the threat of increased climate risk.
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