Media Releases

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Heather Smillie
T: (03) 9207 5563 | M: 0400 874 589 | hsmillie@vff.org.au

  • Quad bike fatalities serve as safety warning | 20/04/2019  

    As the farming community comes to terms with the death of two children in quad bike accidents one week ago, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is urging all farmers to take extreme care when using quad bikes or consider using safer farm vehicle a
  • Rating review – too little, too late, any hope? | 17/04/2019  

    The VFF is frustrated by the delayed timeline and the lack of a rates freeze following the announcement today of a review of Victoria’s rating system by the Andrews Government.
  • Grain payments must be quicker | 16/04/2019  

    The VFF Grains Group is calling on grain traders to transition to shorter payment terms as farmers recover from last month’s grain trader collapse.
  • Serious questions remain for kangaroo management | 2/04/2019  

    The VFF Livestock Group has acknowledged the Government’s decision to develop a long term kangaroo management plan, but insists that many critical questions remain unanswered.
  • Tony Burke ignores rural communities | 30/03/2019  

    Tony Burke’s suggestion to undo agreed positions of the Basin Plan if Labor is elected highlights his party’s total disregard for rural communities, rural people and rural jobs.
  • Kangaroo pet food program must be commercialised | 19/03/2019  

    The VFF Livestock Group is calling on the Victorian Government to commercialise the successful 2014 kangaroo pet food trial to ensure the sensible and effective management of kangaroo populations.
  • Labour survey for horticulture growers continues | 5/03/2019  

    The VFF Horticulture Group will be visiting the Sunraysia irrigation district again next week to survey more growers on labour challenges in Victoria’s horticulture industry.
  • Emma Germano elected Vice President | 26/02/2019  

    The VFF is pleased to announce that Ms Emma Germano has been elected today as the organisation’s Vice President, following the Annual General Meeting held in Melbourne.

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Smillie on 0400 874 589 or (03) 9207 5524