The whole country is set to benefit from the Federal Government’s small business tax cuts with legislation passed last week to allow businesses to invest more, grow more and employ more.
Under the leadership of our Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, the reform has changed the definition of small business from having an annual turnover of $2 million to $10 million, to allow more Australian small businesses access to the benefits the Federal Government is providing.Read more
Last week I was back in cotton and grain country in Moree to be part of the 2017 Young Nationals Conference.
Congratulations to Jess Price-Purnell who was elected to her second term as leader of the NSW Young Nationals. As always, Jess will bring a lot of energy and direction to the position.Read more
The 2017 NSW Young Nationals Conference over the weekend brought Young Nats from across NSW to the North-Western centre of Moree for a weekend of policy, passion, bacon and beer.
Delegates got to know each other a little better at Friday night’s welcome function while they heard from local MPs, Mark Coulton, and Minister Adam Marshall. The choice of venue, the Yaama Ganu Gallery, was unique – it is wholly owned and operated by the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) which was started in Moree in 1997 by cotton farmer, Dick Estens, with the support of his industry.Read more
Free continuous glucose monitoring devices are now available for eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes.
Nationals Member for Cowper said this new lifesaving technology will reduce the hassle of the daily finger-prick for people with diabetes who use this new product.Read more
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says he is shocked at the extent of damage caused by the flooding in Murwillumbah, particularly the impact on the industrial estate in South Murwillumbah.
Senator Williams has been taken on a tour of the worst hit areas by the Member for Lismore Thomas George and General Manager of Tweed Shire Council Troy Green and heard the stories of many of those who have been affected.Read more
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said agricultural and food exporters across the Parkes Electorate will enjoy even more benefits from the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) from 1 April, with the latest round of tariff cuts taking effect.
Mr Coulton said local exporters of beef, dairy, wine, seafood, cereals and horticulture products—and the farmers who supply them—would benefit from these new tariff cuts and quota volume increases.Read more
The NSW Government’s annual review into the performance of the state’s speed cameras has shown the overwhelming majority of fixed cameras are improving road safety and saving lives.
The 2016 report, the fifth annual review into speed camera performance in NSW, shows speed cameras slow down drivers and significantly reduce fatalities and injuries.Read more