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15 Aug 2017

SEQ Regional Plan leaves agriculture wanting

The recently released South East Queensland Regional Plan (Shaping SEQ) has failed to properly address agricultural producers’ concerns around longevity and prosperity with the ongoing issues...
14 Aug 2017

QFF welcomes independent review into water metering

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham, that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review...
26 Jul 2017

Funding for fire ant eradication welcomed

Queensland agriculture will benefit from the announcement by agricultural ministers to fund a 10-year $380 million ($411.4 million indexed) plan to rid Australia of red imported fire ants (RIFA),...
10 Jul 2017

QFF welcome LNP commitment to form Agriculture Energy and Water Council

The Liberal National Party (LNP) has today announced that it is re-establishing an Agriculture Energy and Water Council to improve collaboration between industry, government and government-owned...
29 Jun 2017

QFF Energy Savers progress only part of the electricity price puzzle

The Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) acknowledges Energy Minister Mark Bailey’s statement yesterday recognising the progress of the industry-led Energy Savers Program (ESP). But QFF reiterates...
28 Jun 2017

Three months since Cyclone Debbie: Where are we now?

Today (28 June 2017) marks the three-month anniversary since Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Debbie crossed the Central Queensland coast. STC Debbie and the associated flooding events impacted farmers...
14 Jun 2017

Budget talks up regional jobs and opportunities but forgets agriculture

For all the talk about the importance of agriculture to the Queensland economy, the 2017-18 State Budget disappointingly falls short of delivering upon the hype. The Queensland agricultural sector...
6 Jun 2017

Energy takes centre stage in pre-Budget announcement

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to making energy central in its $1.16 billion pre-Budget ‘Powering Queensland Plan’. The ‘Powering...
31 May 2017

Queensland farmers betrayed by unacceptable electricity price increases

Rural and regional Queensland have today been betrayed and letdown as the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) delivered its final determination that electricity prices would yet again...
30 May 2017

Lockyer Valley water plan must support ‘Australia’s salad bowl’ growers

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has thrown its support behind horticulture industry member Growcom’s calls for the Lockyer Valley water plan to properly consider the needs of both...
12 May 2017

Queensland farmers welcome continued investment in the Great Artesian Basin

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Federal Government announcement of $8 million in top-up funding for water infrastructure improvements in the Great Artesian Basin...
10 May 2017

QFF welcome positive Federal Budget for Queensland agriculture

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the 2017 Federal Budget that will deliver steady and responsible long term investment into the infrastructure and policies that support...