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New Livestock Loading Ramps Standard

Late last year Standards Australia released a new Standard AS 5340 “Livestock loading/unloading ramps & forcing pens” for the industry. The Standard was created on the back of a Coronial recommendation following a fatal accident which occurred in 2013. The…

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Dairy Study Tour

Applications for the 2021 Gardiner Dairy Foundation – United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Study Tour of Victoria are now OPEN. The application deadline has been extended and will now close at 9am Monday the 17th of May 2021.
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Funding for Safer Farms

As part of its ‘Safer Farms’ election commitment to address skills and safety issues in the agriculture sector, the Victorian Government has provided new funding under the ‘Making Our Farms Safer’ initiative. This funding has enabled the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) to…

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Every Week is Farm Safety Week

There’s no doubt that agriculture is one of the most challenging, varied and rewarding jobs that people can choose to do. But it’s also one of the most dangerous environments to work in.  It’s a confronting fact that, last year,…

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Annual Wage Increase for 2020

On Friday the 19th of June 2020, the Fair Work Commission issued its decision for the Annual Wage Review 2019-20. The increase decided upon was 1.75%. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Commission altered and extended its timetable, to allow it…

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