This hard-fought win is the result of the NSW Nationals negotiating protections for both koalas and farmers, which will continue to peacefully coexist.
This agreement has been reached to strike a balance between protecting core koala habitat and landholders’ property rights.
The Nationals have locked in more investment, jobs and a secure future for our regional communities.
The NSW Nationals in the federal government are working towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on Australian roads as a core priority.
The 2020 Budget underpins The Nationals’ focus on ensuring that farmers thrive, prosper and create jobs in a post-pandemic world.
The NSW Nationals in the federal government will continue supporting job-creating, economy-boosting infrastructure, as part of our Economic Recovery Plan.
We are optimistic about Regional Australia, says Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, and we have every reason to be.
Farmers have greater certainty after the NSW Nationals fought to separate day-to-day farming and private native forestry operations from the Koala SEPP.
Deputy PM Michael McCormack says the Federal Budget will deliver a further $135 million to promote the recovery and resilience of regional Australia.
The NSW Nationals in the federal government will invest more than $2 billion to extend the COVID-19 emergency health response for a further six months.