Former Deputy PM Tim Fischer AC Passes Away

The Hon. Tim Fischer AC, former Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Nationals Leader and true stalwart of the Party, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Known to many as a giant of our Party, the ‘boy from Boree Creek’ was always 100 per cent committed to our Party and truly was a National…

Tough New Laws To Protect The Right To Farm

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Michael Johnsen has welcomed news that farm trespassers will face the toughest penalties in Australia including up to three years jail time, while farmers will enjoy the State’s first legislated ‘right to farm’, under a historic piece of legislation set to be introduced by…

Essential Energy Halts Job Cuts Thanks To The Nats

Deputy Premier NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro has announced that Essential Energy will halt plans to cut jobs in regional NSW. “I’m pleased to announce, after weeks of calling on Essential Energy to abandon proposed job cuts, the State-owned corporation will halt this decision, thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government,” Mr Barilaro said. “We…

Mental Health Funding For Flying Doctors

Drought-affected communities in rural and remote NSW will benefit from increased funding to the Royal Flying Doctor Service thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor announced the Government would provide $750,000 this year to the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section (RFDSSE) to enhance the Peer Ambassador…

APVMA Relocation To Armidale Now Official

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters has officially opened in Armidale, signalling an exciting new era for rural and regional Australia. Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister and Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie joined Member for New England Barnaby Joyce to open the APVMA’s new home, and said that the move from Canberra was a…

Nationals Cast A Spotlight On Regional Road Safety

NSW motorists are more likely to crash on country roads, which is the sobering message of this month’s Rural Road Safety Month with drivers urged to rethink their driving habits. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said road safety was everyone’s responsibility, with motorists and riders playing an important role in driving…