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23 Feb 2017

Ergon Energy tariff trials announced

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the state government’s announcement for a trial to help farmers better understand business electricity needs and demands in regional...
8 Feb 2017

Queensland’s irrigators and farmers welcome Water Infrastructure Fund announcement

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to make $2 billion available to develop water infrastructure. The Coalition Government’s National Water...
7 Feb 2017

QFF & LGAQ: Murray Darling Basin plans will hurt Queensland communities

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) have united in their calls for communities to have their say on water buybacks as proposed in...
16 Dec 2016

Water assets included in stamp duty exemptions for family successions

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) welcomed the state government’s move to include water assets in the stamp duty exemptions measure that was announced as part of the 2016-17 Budget. Since...
15 Dec 2016

If the Great Barrier Reef was treated like a dam it would get billions more in funding

Joint media relase by Queensland Farmers' Federation, Queensland Tourism Industry Council and WWF - Australia. If the Great Barrier Reef was treated like a productive piece of infrastructure of...
2 Dec 2016

Register your interest for pest management workshops in 2017

Queensland landholders and primary producers wanting to learn more about the latest tools and techniques to tackle feral pests are being urged to register their interest for one of 30 workshops being...
2 Dec 2016

Queensland farmers welcome end to Backpacker Tax saga

The 18 month long backpacker tax saga has finally been resolved with the compromise 15 per cent tax rate passing both houses of the Australian Parliament last night. Queensland Farmers’...
1 Dec 2016

QFF welcomes refocusing of the Gasfields Commission

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the state government’s announcement to revamp and refocus the Gasfields Commission following the release of the Scott Review. QFF...
1 Dec 2016

Right power pricing reform essential for Queensland agricultural industries

The Queensland Government has released its response to the recommendations to the Queensland Productivity Commission’s (QPC) Electricity Pricing Inquiry Final Report with a specific emphasis on...
1 Dec 2016

CLARIFICATION: QFF supports an internationally competitive Backpacker Tax rate

Today at a doorstop media conference outside Parliament House Labor’s Shadow Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon misinterpreted a conversation he had with QFF President Stuart Armitage in...
30 Nov 2016

Backpacker tax: Canberra lets down regional Queensland, again

In what could be described as one of the best examples of the worst of politics, Queensland farmers have once again been let down by frivolous and petty political posturing in Canberra today, and...
22 Nov 2016

MDBA announcement falls short and fails northern Basin communities

The Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) proposed water recovery is still taking too much water from production and communities will continue to be hurt as a result, #MoreThanFlow Campaign...