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2022 Federal Election

As we enter the last stretch of the campaign, do you know which candidates have the interests of Victorian agriculture and our regional communities at heart? Most importantly, where do they stand on the issues that matter to you? To…

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Fair Rates for Farmers

In 2020 the VFF wrote to all Local Government Councils seeking their acknowledgement of the rating inequity faced by Victorian farmers and to ensure that councils did not implement unfair rate increases for farmers. Despite our success with some councils…

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Protecting your rights: Riverside camping rules

What you need to know about licensed river frontage camping The Victorian Government is pursuing a policy to allow camping on Crown Land river frontages that are licensed by Victorian farmers. Under pressure from the VFF and other stakeholders the…

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Western Victoria Transmission Network Project

Standing up for farmers in the West The Victorian Farmers Federation is supporting its members impacted by the proposed Western Victoria Transmission Network Project. The proposed route for the project cuts through valuable and productive farmland producing potatoes, livestock, cereal…

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Fingerboards Sand Mine

VFF Helps secure sand mine win The Victorian Government’s move to block the Fingerboards sand mine in East Gippsland is a win for local farmers who fought with the VFF to ensure there was a rigorous process to consider the…

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Wrong Tax, Wrong Time: Say no to the Windfall Gains Tax

Victoria’s new rezoning tax The Victorian Farmers Federation is opposed to the Victorian Government’s proposed windfall gains tax that was introduced into Parliament on 12 October 2021.  This tax couldn’t come at a worse time for regional Victoria. The VFF…

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Your Right to Repair

The VFF’s campaign for the right to repair farm machinery Barriers to the repair of farm machinery such as difficulty accessing parts and restrictions on using independent repairers are serious and long standing for Australian agriculture.  Farmers do not share…

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Get Back on Track: Build Murray Basin Rail

Calling for Support The VFF is calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to commit to fully funding the Murray Basin Rail Project as originally outlined in the 2015 business case, including the promised increases in Tonne Axle Load (TAL)…

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