404 500 arrow-leftarrow-rightattachbutton-agriculturebutton-businessbutton-interestcalendarcaretclockcommentscrossdew-point external-linkfacebook-footerfacebookfollow hearthumidity linkedin-footerlinkedinmenupagination-leftpagination-right pin-outlinepinrainfall replysearchsharesoil ticktwitter-footertwitterupload weather-clearweather-cloudyweather-drizzleweather-fogweather-hailweather-overcastweather-partly-cloudyweather-rainweather-snowweather-thunderstormweather-windywind

Forgot Password

Please enter the email of your account to reset your password.

Reset Password

Enter your new password and confirmation.

Personal details

Passwords must contain 1 number OR 1 special character with a total length no less than 8.
To prove you are human, please solve the following:

Hi, what best describes you?

  • I have a stake in my own farm business.

  • I work in agriculture.

  • I have an interest in farming.

Which of these organisations are you a part of ?

What do you farm?

What part of the industry are you in?

Please select at least 5 topics you are interested in.

Thanks for signing up to Australian Farmers!

An email has been sent to with instructions for verifying your account.


Thank you!

Thanks for signing up to Australian Farmers!


Save the write-off: tell the Treasurer to back Aussie farmers

Proposed tax changes in the upcoming Federal Budget threaten to undermine farm investment.

The farming sector is calling on Treasurer Scott Morrison to preserve instant capital write-off provisions for small business in the 2017-2018 Budget.

Currently, all small businesses (including farms) can immediately depreciate capital investments of $20,000 or less. In addition, farmers can immediately depreciate expenses for Landcare activities, fencing, water and fodder storage upgrades.

Combined, these measures have enabled farmers to build and renew their asset base and grow their productivity.

This couldn't come at a better time, as many parts of the country recover from polonged drought, while other areas are experiencing devastating flooding.

When farmers are able to invest like this, everyone benefits. Starting with small farming communities which see a surge in local commerce, and ending with all Australians who gain from growth in our second largest export industry.

What we want

We are seeking assurance from the Federal Government that these measures will be retained well beyond 30 June 2017 so that farmers can continue to invest.

How can you help

  1. Have your say – use the simple online form below to send an e-mail to the Treasurer, asking him to extend these measures beyond 30 June 2017
  2. Spread the word – share a link to this page with your friends and colleagues, and encourage them to do the same, using the hashtag #SaveTheWriteOff on social media


E-mail the Treasurer

Use this tool to e-mail the Treasurer, asking to save the instant asset write-off. You can personalise your message after clicking 'Next'.

E-mail the Treasurer

RecipientThe Hon. Scott Morrison MP

To prove you are human, please solve the following:

1 Responses

    We've made good use of instant write-off in the past year, I know others have too. Would be great to see it extended.