Policy & Advocacy


The TFGA represents the interests of farmers and regional communities to government and on industry bodies. Our members participate in a range of committees to develop policy platforms and campaigns.

Select from the links below to learn more about our position on various policies.
Note fully policy statements are available via Member login. Please contact the TFGA on 03 6332 1800 for further information :

Wild Fallow Deer Policy

TFGA position: To outline the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association’s (TFGA) position on the management of Wild Fallow Deer in Tasmania.

To view the entire policy, you must login to the members portal via the 'Read More' tab below.

Cat Management Policy

TFGA positions: To outline the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association’s (TFGA) position on the management of cats. The TFGA recognises that eradication of feral cats is currently not feasible, and a constant inflow of domestic strays is compounding this issue.

To view the entire policy, you must login to the members portal via the 'Read More' tab below.

Animal Welfare Policy

TFGA position: There is a moral, economic and legal obligation to treat animals humanely. It is not acceptable to allow animals to suffer, either as a result of deliberate ill treatment, neglect, poor management practices.

Every year farmers spend millions of dollars, on-farm, ensuring the welfare of their animals. Millions more are also invested in animal welfare research, development and extension.

To view the entire policy, you must login to the members portal via the 'Read More' tab below.

Mulesing Policy

TFGA position: To outline the position of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) on mulesing, with the aim of moving towards ceasing mulesing on Tasmanian farms.

To view the entire policy, you must login to the members portal via the 'Read More' tab below.

SDN-1 Policy

TFGA position: TFGA believes that Tasmanian farmers should have a right to choose the best products and technologies available to maximise their productivity and competitiveness.

To view the entire policy, you must login to the members portal via the 'Read More' tab below.

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