Media Releases

Media Contact

Heather Smillie
T: (03) 9207 5563 | M: 0400 874 589 | hsmillie@vff.org.au

  • Victorian drought road train network extended | 4/09/2019  

    As a result of VFF lobbying, VicRoads has announced the extension of the Victorian drought road train network to include Calder Highway, just in time for harvest.
  • Disagreement on Basin Plan disappoints | 8/08/2019  

    The release of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council Communiqué three days after the meeting took place shows a high level of disagreement between the Basin States and Commonwealth Governments.
  • ACCC Dairy Committee must protect all dairy farmers | 7/08/2019  

    The UDV today welcomes the new ACCC Dairy Consultative Committee and says the Committee must be given the power to consider all claims relating to breaches of the mandatory code of conduct.
  • Basin Plan does not provide security for dairy farmers | 1/08/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) refute claims made by the Federal Minister for Water David Littleproud yesterday that the Basin Plan has provided security for the dairy industry.
  • Time for action at Water Ministerial Council | 29/07/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling for real action on four key issues when the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meets in Canberra this Sunday 4 August.
  • Two weeks left for Victorian animal activism inquiry | 19/07/2019  

    The VFF is calling on all farmers, supply chain businesses, and agricultural professionals to make a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Activism before it closes in two weeks.
  • VFF leads mandatory pain relief for mulesing | 18/07/2019  

    The VFF Livestock Group is leading regulatory change in partnership with the Victorian Government to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep to achieve the highest animal welfare outcomes.
  • Murray Basin Rail Project must be completed as promised | 11/07/2019  

    The VFF is calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to commit to fully funding the Murray Basin Rail Project as originally outlined in the 2015 business case, including the promised increases in Tonne Axle Load (TAL) capacity and train spee
  • Tapping into water trading | 5/07/2019  

    The VFF is hosting irrigator workshops with independent water consultancy Aither for farmers in Mildura, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah, and Benalla throughout July.
  • Animal cruelty is never acceptable | 18/06/2019  

    Recent media reports and footage showing animal cruelty on a poultry farm have been strongly condemned by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF).

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Smillie on 0400 874 589 or (03) 9207 5524