Labor’s budget forgets Australian wine industry

Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism, Kevin Hogan said this week’s Albanese Labor budget has failed to provide any relief or assistance for Australian winemakers. Mr Hogan said the industry is battling unsustainable low grape prices, an oversupply of wine, and increasing economic disadvantage in regional Australia. “It is clear how dire the situation is…

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Manning Base Hospital petition tabled

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, has tabled a petition from the Manning Great Lakes Community Health Action Group, which calls on the Labor Government for increased funding for the redevelopment of Manning Base Hospital. Mrs Thompson said she was proud to have delivered the petition, which was presented to the Clerk’s office at…

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A win for families, farmers, and the regions

Nationals Leader David Littleproud said common sense has prevailed, after confirmation the Senate crossbench will block Labor’s disastrous and ill-thought-out fresh food tax. The Nationals have spent the past year campaigning with farmers and industry against Labor’s biosecurity protection levy, which would have hurt both families and farmers. “This is a win for families, a…

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“An Agriculture Minister who couldn’t give a rat’s”

Federal Nationals’ Leader David Littleproud said an unprecedented walk-out by the National Farmers’ Federation and other industry representatives during Agriculture Minister’s Murray Watt post-Budget speech is embarrassing and entirely of Labor’s own making. Representatives from the NFF, Wool Producers Australia, Sheep Producers Australia, Cattle Australia, Australian Livestock Export Council, WA Farmers, AgForce Queensland, and NSW…

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