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Federal Budget 2016-17 – mixed outcomes for dairy

May 4, 2016

Amid a time of hardship, the 2016-2017 Federal Budget has delivered on some important priorities for the dairy industry amid...

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Concerns for farmers in wake of farm gate announcements

April 27, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers Limited (ADF) has expressed disappointment at the announcement made by Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd (MG) this...

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Introduction of ‘effects test’ will foster stronger competition

March 16, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has applauded the introduction of an ‘effects test’ by the Federal Government, which will strengthen competition...

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ADF Welcomes appointment of ACCC Agricultural Commissioner

February 26, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers’ (ADF) has welcomed Mick Keogh OAM’s appointment as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) first Agricultural...

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Seasonal Worker Programme expansion a win for dairy

February 9, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) is pleased that dairy has been included in the expansion of the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP)....

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ADF welcomes Minister Joyce’s support for dairy levy poll process review

February 4, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has welcomed support from the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, for...

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Effects test needed to foster stronger business environment

January 25, 2016

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has continued calls for the Federal Cabinet to adopt stronger misuse of market power laws to...

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Historic DairyBio partnership a win for farmers

December 17, 2015

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has welcomed a historic partnership between the Victorian State Government and Dairy Australia who will together...

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Voters say “yes” to Levy Poll Process Review recommendations

December 2, 2015

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has acknowledged the result of voting on the Dairy Levy Poll Process Review, with the majority...

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Simone Jolliffe elected as incoming ADF President

November 26, 2015

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has elected Simone Jolliffe as the peak advocacy and lobby group’s incoming President. Simone Jolliffe brings...

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ADIC disappointment at expansion of US CWT program

July 1, 2013

Dairy farmers and processors have expressed disappointment at the news that the US Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) body will be...

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457 visa changes make it harder for farmers to fill labour shortages

July 1, 2013

Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has expressed its dismay at the passing of the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill through...

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Dairy welcomes continued examination of new labelling system

June 14, 2013

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation that the...

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ADIC releases its Federal Election 2013 Policy Priorities

May 10, 2013

Today the Australian Dairy Industry Council released its Policy Priorities for the 2013 Federal Election. The dairy industry is highly...

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Dairy industry prepares for 70% increase in world’s food demand by 2050

November 30, 2012

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) held its Annual Industry Leaders Breakfast today in Melbourne. The event’s theme of Eating...

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Dairy industry honours the late Niel Black

November 30, 2012

The dairy industry’s national peak policy body, the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC), today honoured the late Mr Niel Black...

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$1.77 billion doesn’t buy a credible Basin Plan

October 26, 2012

The Federal Government is playing regional communities for fools if it thinks $1.77 billion over 10 years will buy acceptance...

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3200GL water target means big bucks for flood damage and compensation

October 9, 2012

The Commonwealth and the States risk a big compensation bill for farms, tourism and infrastructure if they pursue a 3200GL...

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Whole-of Government approach required for National Food Plan

October 2, 2012

A whole-of-government approach is required if Australia genuinely wants a competitive, productive and sustainable food industry in the decades ahead,...

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Proposed Water Act amendment puts cart before the horse on Basin Plan

September 21, 2012

The Federal Government needs to reveal the deal on the Basin Plan before Parliament votes on amending the Water Act,...

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