agriculture

Water

Broken promises with 450 GL on-farm projects

The Victorian Farmers Federation is calling for a stop to on-farm water acquisition to meet the 450GL up water target in addition to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said he was disappointed the Commonwealth…
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VFF backs tougher water compliance and enforcement

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville’s announcement to adopt all recommendations in the Water Compliance and Enforcement Review completed by the former Victorian Auditor General Des Pearson. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said…
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Pitt recognises need for change

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has today welcomed Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt’s action on key VFF Basin Plan priorities. VFF President David Jochinke said he was pleased the Minister has committed to no more buybacks but that commitment needs…
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Ministerial Council ducks big issues with Basin Plan

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has expressed its disappointment that today’s Ministerial Council meeting failed to address major issues with the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said Victorian farmers were hoping that the Commonwealth Government…
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Basin Plan must change to ensure dairy jobs

The United Dairy Farmers of Victoria (UDV) believes the Murray Darling Basin Plan must urgently change to ensure the dairy industry has some certainty and confidence to create the jobs needed to help Australia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dairy…
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Basin Plan needs change to support job creation

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling for greater adaptability within the Murray Darling Basin Plan to ensure farmers can once again farm with confidence and certainty, creating jobs to help recover from the COVID-19 economic disaster. VFF Water Council…
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Socio Economic Report Fails to Deliver Certainty

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is critical of the recently released draft Socio-Economic Report into the Murray Darling Basin Plan. VFF Water Council Chair Richard Anderson said whilst the report acknowledged the severe social and economic hardship faced by rural…
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