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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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NSW Farmer of the Year Awarded

(5/12/2018)
Riverina grain farmers Glen and Julie Andreazza have been announced as the winners of the 2018 NSW Farmer of the Year Award (FOTY).

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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.

Media Releases

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NSW Farmers calls for faster food transport

(6/12/2018)
NSW Farmers has welcomed the state Government’s exploration of a fast rail network in regional NSW, but has reiterated calls for a solid commitment to improving regional freight networks.

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Inland rail journey for NSW Farmers President

(2/12/2018)
NSW Farmers President James Jackson will join Inland Rail Taskforce Chair Adrian Lyons on a tour of farms in the central west region on Monday 3 December to gather more feedback from farmers on the inland rail project.

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NSW Farmers offers assistance to government to get inland rail right

(23/11/2018)
More than 200 people impacted by the proposed inland rail gathered in Gilgandra yesterday to share their concerns with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, at a community town hall meeting.

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NSW Farmers committed to address problems set out in the Harvest Trail Inquiry Report

(22/11/2018)
NSW Farmers has welcomed the Fair Work Ombudsman report of its Harvest Trail Inquiry, a culmination of the Ombudsman’s five year education and compliance activities that followed the seasonal harvesting of fruit and vegetables across the country.

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Statement by NSW Farmers’ Inland Rail Taskforce Chair Adrian Lyons on Deputy PM visit to Gilgandra

(21/11/2018)
NSW Farmers looks forward to the Deputy Prime Minister’s visit to Gilgandra on 22 November. Mr McCormack’s visit comes five months after he promised NSW Farmers that he would re-visit the region to talk to a deeply concerned community about inland r

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