News & Events

Media Contacts

Kathleen Curry
Public Affairs Director
T: 02 9478 1004 | M: 0429 011 690 | curryk@nswfarmers.org.au
Michael Burt 
Regional Services Manager - North Coast 
M: 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au

In the News

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Politicians must provide answers on inland rail

(25/10/2018)
Following receipt of information from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) about inland rail route selection, it is now time for the Coalition Government to take responsibility and be accountable for the selection of their preferred inland ra

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NSW Farmers Association appoints new CEO

(4/10/2018)
The Board of NSW Farmers has appointed Pete Arkle as the Association’s new chief executive officer.

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Increased federal government drought support welcomed by NSW Farmers

(6/08/2018)
NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the federal government’s additional financial support of $190 million to help drought affected farmers.

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Farmers welcome Emergency Drought Relief Package

(30/07/2018)
NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Emergency Drought Relief Package announced by the NSW Government today.

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Premier and Opposition Leader to address NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference

(5/07/2018)
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Luke Foley will address this month’s NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference in Sydney.

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Drought and infrastructure commitments stand out for farmers

(19/06/2018)
The NSW Farmers’ Association commends the NSW Government for a budget that has delivered for regional and rural communities, in challenging times due to drought conditions across most of the state.

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Changes at NSW Farmers’ Association

(14/06/2018)
CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand, has today announced he is resigning from his role and will leave the Association later in the year.

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Additional support for drought management echoes NSW Farmers’ campaign

(13/06/2018)
NSW Farmers is extremely pleased additional support is on its way for farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

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Farmers welcome initial funding for Fixing County Rail

(1/06/2018)
NSW Farmers is calling for ongoing funding to support the Fixing Country Rail program, following the positive announcement this week of $137 million in funding to address 11 projects across the state.

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NSW Farmers member magazine hits the post

(4/05/2018)
The first edition of The Farmer magazine is reaching the mail boxes of NSW Farmers members from this week.

Media Releases

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Drought not to blame for the poor financial viability of dairy farming

(16/11/2018)
Today the NSW Farmers’ Association will give evidence at the NSW Legislative Council inquiry into the sustainability of the dairy industry to highlight the precarious financial position of many dairy farmers, a supply chain rife with abuses of market

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Truth is the casualty in latest environmental ‘study’

(14/11/2018)
NSW Farmers is deeply concerned that the environmental movement is seeking to misrepresent land management laws in New South Wales with a thinly-veiled attempt to hoodwink urban communities about the benefits of active land management in regional New

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Media Statement: NSW Farmers responds to Sydney Morning Herald article 8/11/2018

(9/11/2018)
Dear Editor, Claims by your reporter, Peter Hannam, that biodiversity legislation reforms have resulted in ‘killing 10m animals yearly’ are as sensational as they are wrong.

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Allegations about farm compost in The Daily Telegraph

(7/11/2018)
NSW Farmers notes the media-reported outcomes of a review by the New South Wales Government’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the use of mixed waste organic material (MWOM) in agriculture. We note, too, that this information is contained o

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United approach delivers ag labour outcome

(5/11/2018)
Speaking with a united voice has delivered a big win for horticulture, following today’s announcement to changes to visa arrangements for backpackers and seasonal labour.

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