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The following speeches address numerous issues and concerns for the future of Australian agriculture - taking key messages directly to target audiences - at forums in which the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has participated.

October 2014

October 2012

May 2012

  • Duncan Fraser's presentation to APPEA Conference (PDF 2.4 Mb)

    NFF Vice-President and Chair of the NFF Mining and Coal Seam Gas Taskforce, Duncan Fraser, presented at the APPEA Conference in Adelaide on Tuesday 15 May on the topic Land Access: Past Conflict and Future Harmony.

November 2010

  • David Crombie's Farewell Address (DOC 83.0 kb)

    Outgoing NFF President David Crombie's speech at his farewell dinner in Canberra, reflecting on his four years at the top of Australia's peak farm body and considering the future for Australian farmers - 17 November 2010...

May 2010

  • Farmers want water reform (DOC 81.0 kb)

    NFF CEO Ben Fargher's address to the '2010 Water Review - A National Perspective', run by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia in Adelaide, outlining farmers concerns, ongoing frustrations and critical needs in the wake of slow and piecemeal water reform in Australia - 20 May 2010...

March 2010

  • Interest rates and the Australian dollar – the farmers’ story (DOC 174.5 kb)

    NFF Manager - Economics and Trade Charlie McElhone's address to the WAFF annual conference in Perth exploring interest rates, the fluctuating Australian dollar and the role of the major banks and the impact of each on farmers - 26 March 2010...

  • Landcare Partnerships Address (DOC 68.5 kb)

    NFF President David Crombie's address to the 2010 Landcare Forum in Adelaide, emphasising Australian farmers strong environmental credentials and underscoring the need for better partnerships with farmers at the environmental coalface - 23 March 2010...

  • 21st Century Farming to Meet 21st Century Needs (DOC 72.0 kb)

    NFF CEO Ben Fargher put the case for investing in agricultural research and development at the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology 2010 National Conference, calling on the federal government to show real vision and leadership by setting Australia up as the global hub for farm food and fibre science - 12 March 2010...

December 2009

  • Copenhagen Address (DOC 57.5 kb)

    NFF Presdient David Crombie's address to the Cimate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, delivered on behalf of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers, on the need to change Kyoto rules to delink positive farm actions on climate change with natural events beyond farmers control, such as droughts and bushfires - 13 December 2009...

November 2009

  • Australia's Transport Infrastructure Need (DOC 83.0 kb)

    NFF Manager - Rural Affairs Sam Nelson's address to the Agricultural Outlook Conference in Sydney calling for an overhaul of Australia’s transport infrastructure to strategically link our road, rail and port networks to succeed in meeting a mounting frieght task - 24 November 2009...

June 2009

May 2009

  • Climate Change: Farmers’ Solutions Conference
    Copenhagen, Denmark - 27 May 2009
    (PDF 330.2 kb)

    NFF Manager - Economics and Trade Charles McElhone's address to the International Federation of Agricultural Producers 'Climate Change: Farmers’ Solutions' Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Mr McElhone outlines Australian farmers' concerns about Australia's domestic carbon trading scheme and the international framework that governs it. The NFF used the forum to call on farm groups around the world to rally and lobby their respective governments to change the international trading rules - 27 May 2009...

June 2008

  • NFF Annual Dinner Address (DOC 76.5 kb)

    NFF President David Crombie's address to the NFF's Annual Dinner at The Deck at Regatta Point, Canberra - 18 June 2008...

February 2007

  • 2007: NFF shaping up on the big issues (DOC 83.5 kb)

    NFF President David Crombie's address to the Rural Press Club in Brisbane, laying out NFF’s position on key issues, including: Water, Climate Change, the 2007 Federal Budget and Federal Election, and NFF’s Communications – including a national television advertisement - 9 February 2007...

July 2006

  • Where are we going? (DOC 59.0 kb)

    NFF President David Crombie's address to the NSW Farmers Association's Annual Conference re-affirmed the position put to the Victoria Farmers Federation a week earlier - 18 July 2006...

  • Where are we going? (DOC 59.0 kb)

    NFF President David Crombie's address to the Victorian Farmers Federation's Annual Conference - 11 July 2006...

November 2005

October 2005

  • 'World Trade Debate' (PDF 128.5 kb)

    NFF President Peter Corish's address to the Bush Capital Club, The Lobby Restaurant, Canberra - 27 October 2005...

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

May 2005

April 2005

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