Source: National Farmers Federation.
NFF President, Fiona Simson is set to launch the Get Australia Growing plan in an address to the National Press Club in Canberra today.
“The opportunities the NFF presents have the capacity to provide a rapid boost to a farm sector recovering from drought, fires and flood, as well as the impacts of COVID-19,” Ms Simson said.
“The outlined priorities are not new nor are they ground-breaking, but they are achievable and will genuinely stimulate new activity and employment in our sector.
“When farmers do well Australia does well. Regional Australia played a key role in staving off a recession during the GFC, and it can play a leading role again as we recover from COVID-19.”
Get Australia Growing calls for an end to the strategy ‘vacuum’ for the future of regional Australia and a renaissance for regional food and fibre manufacturing.
“COVID-19 restrictions have caused many businesses to think flexibly about how and where they operate. This shift in thinking from Australian businesses creates enormous opportunities for ‘regionalisation’ of the Australian economy,” Ms Simson said.
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