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Vaccination requirements for freight workers

There have been a number of recent announcements regarding vaccination requirements for interstate travel that may impact farmers moving freight across state borders: Entry into Victoria with Specified Worker (Multiple Entry) Permit From 23 September, freight workers entering Victoria with…

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Nominations open for new committee positions

The VFF is calling for nominations for positions on the newly formed Farming Systems, Infrastructure & Transport and Workforce & Social Infrastructure policy committees. The new committees have been formed to advise VFF Policy Council on matters including animal welfare…

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September 2021 Policy Council

The VFF Policy Council met on Wednesday 1 September 2021. Council discussed issues including climate change, land access, pest plants and animals, food relief donations and good neighbour principles between farm land and crown land managers. Click here to view the communique.

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‘Farmy Army’ callout

We are calling on all willing farmers and their communities to register their need for assistance or to donate their time, produce or resources. The initiative has been dubbed the ‘Farmy Army’ and is part of a long-term plan to help…

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Authorised Worker Permits

From 11:59pm Monday 23 August workforce permits will be required for authorised workers when they leave home for work in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. Farmers and farm workers will require an authorised worker permit to travel…

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New guide launched on smart energy management

The National Farmers Federation and Energy Efficiency Council have launched a new guide for farms that are looking to slash their energy costs through smart energy management. The new ‘sector spotlight’ on farms is the latest in the EEC’s Navigating a…

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Be counted in the Agriculture Census

The VFF is encouraging all Victorian farmers to take part in the 2020-21 Agricultural Census. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 2020-21. The participation of farmers is crucial…

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