Drought At Top Of Agenda

The Federal Nationals in Government have put the drought front and centre of the agenda, ensuring vital relief efforts continue. Federal Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has been appointed a special envoy on drought policy, ensuring the voices of people in drought-stricken areas are heard by the Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal…

Aussies Keen For Home-Grown Produce

A new report has highlighted why the Nationals in Government continue to support our farmers and their communities. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics’ Food Demand in Australia report, demand for Aussie-grown produce both domestically and in international markets is on the rise. Food exports have increased by 6.5 per cent a…

Nationals In Government Provide More Relief

The Nationals in Government have committed even more money to drought relief, taking the total committed to $1.8 billion. Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the national drought assistance package now included additional funding for local infrastructure in drought-affected areas, new tax breaks for farmers, the appointment of a National Drought…

Beat The City Rush… Permanently

A planning expert has suggested what the Nationals have been saying for years: Encourage people to move to regional centres. In an opinion piece written for Domain, University of Sydney academic Glen Searle says smaller cities need rapid growth to “pack a punch”, but he suggests those efforts be focused on Adelaide and Canberra. The…

Businesses Welcome Drought Relief Funding

The drought gripping the State has received a lot of media attention lately, much of it rightly focused on farmers, but the NSW Nationals know its impact reaches beyond the farm gate. While farmers were attending a drought forum at Attunga on Tuesday, Rod Hazell was working in his ag-supplies business. Hazells Farm and Fertilizer…

More Aid Delivered to Farmers and Communities

The Nationals in Government have secured an additional boost for communities struggling through the drought, building on more than $1 billion in relief measures announced so far. The Federal Government announced a $190 million drought relief package, including two lump-sum supplementary payments to the Farm Household Allowance. Farming families will now receive up to a total of…

Nationals Ramp Up Drought Fight

The Nationals in Government are backing up more than a billion dollars in drought relief measures with visits to affected communities to ensure help is getting where it’s needed. Primary Industries Minister and NSW Nationals Upper House Member Niall Blair was in the Riverina this week to find out how the drought was affecting the…

Nationals in Government Fighting The Drought

Drought-stricken communities are being supported by the Nationals in Government at both a State and Federal Level. NSW Nationals Leader, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, was in Tamworth on Wednesday to hear from farmers about their drought experience. The visit came just two days after he announced a massive $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package, taking…