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NFF wants agriculture permanently excluded from CPRS

- Thursday, August 06, 2009

The National Farmers Federation (NFF) has formally resolved a position in relation to the Australian Government's proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, stating that agriculture should be permanently excluded from coverage under the Scheme.

In a statement  released on August 6th, NFF President David Crombie said "Australia would be going it alone on agriculture, which is completely untenable. One size doesn’t fit all and the CPRS doesn’t work for agriculture. But farmers can reduce greenhouse emissions, so we’re calling on our Government to be flexible in how Australian farmers achieve that goal.



“In light of international developments, the Government must eliminate agriculture from CPRS coverage and, instead, adopt an alternate, but consistent, approach of providing farmers with incentive-based means of reducing emissions."

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