Negotiations to open new markets, including expanded kangaroo meat trade opportunities to Australian farmers, has been launched by the Coalition Government through a free trade agreement with Peru, Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said.
Mr Coulton said Peru presents a growing opportunity for exporters in the electorate of Parkes, that the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will help unlockRead more
The Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business has welcomed Parkes local, Brenton Hawken to Canberra and congratulated him for his participation in the 2017 National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) taking place at Old Parliament House this week (22 – 26 May 2017).
Brenton who is currently studying a Bachelor of Education at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga was selected from a field of 306 applicants across Australia and has this week been engaged in an intensive week-long leadership program with 50 other young Indigenous Australians.Read more
That’s a wrap!
This year over 320 delegates and guests converged on Broken Hill for our Annual General Conference. Back in Broken Hill or ‘The Outback Capital’ for the first time since 2002, this year’s Conference was well attended, with many taking the opportunity to explore the vast outback as part of their trip. The strong numbers show how committed our members are to engaging and crafting the policies and direction of The Nationals.Read more
Vernon Drew is a proud member of the Nationals. His 40 year loyalty to the Party, commemorated with a long service medallion, is evidence of his commitment to our Party.
A lifelong farmer, Vern believes that it is only the Nationals who truly stand up for the bush and it’s the Party’s commitment to this core value that has seen Vern remain a dedicated Nat for over four decades.Read more
In January, I was honoured to be asked to continue my work as Parliamentary for Southern NSW. Across Southern NSW we are lucky to have plenty of Nationals representation as well as Liberals in Goulburn, Wagga and Albury.
In my role, I have been working closely with these members to ensure we take a regional perspective on issues. I also work with local councils and other regionally focused organisations to hear their concerns and ideas, and ensure they are taken back to Macquarie Street.Read more
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash together with the Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Federal Member for Lyne David Gillespie announced that the grants round for the NSW North Coast Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) will open for applications on 31 May, following the publication of the committee’s Local Investment Plan.
“I thank the NSW North Coast Local Planning Committee for their hard work. Their plan is based on local knowledge of the NSW North Coast region.Read more