Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, today took part in an employment roundtable with Riverina locals in the agricultural sector.
Minister McCormack said it was important to hear farm businesses’ issues firsthand, to ensure government policies and programs supported them as intended.Read more
Today marks World Milk Day, an initiative of the United Nation’ Food and Agriculture Organisation, with Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead calling on people to acknowledge the dairy industry’s impact in NSW.
The dairy industry contributes significantly to the economy, with the NSW industry tallying gross production worth $584 million in 2015-16.Read more
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries is calling on local individuals, schools, communities and businesses in the Barwon Electorate to apply now for the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards and NSW Get Ready Community Awards.
“I know our communities are proactive, resilient and comes together in times of need and I encourage people to apply for this year’s awards,” Mr Humphries said.Read more
Small business is the backbone of the Australian economy and nowhere is this more evident than in our regions. Everyday more than 5.6 million Australians go to work in 3.2 million businesses. In the regions, small businesses are also the primary job creators.
The importance of small businesses to rural, regional and remote areas is why Federal Minister for Small Business and proud Nationals Member for the Riverina, Michael McCormack, was delighted to announce significant measures to boost small businesses as part of the 2017 Budget.Read more
Sandy Walker will be 73 next week but is as active as a man half his age. Every weekend, he still rides his home-bred horse through the stunning landscapes of the vineyards in Mudgee.
“People would kill to have what we take for granted in Mudgee” he says.
Born and bred in Mudgee and one of the original ‘Budgee Boys’, Sandy loves his home proudly declaring it has the best “wine, honey and wool” in Australia. Sandy is an equally passionate Nationals member, and considers his near 30-year membership with the only Party as vital for the future of his children and grandchildren.Read more
Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made headlines when he stepped into the Pool of Reflection in the Member’s Hall at Parliament House to assist an Aboriginal elder who had slipped during a ceremony to mark the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
While both the elder and Barnaby’s boots escaped injury, the seriousness of the celebration has not been overlooked, with the event launching the start of Reconciliation Week, which runs officially from 27th of May until the 3rd of June.Read more