Water Minister must come clean on Basin deal

Shadow Water Minister Steph Cooke has slammed the ongoing secrecy surrounding the rewritten Murray-Darling Basin Plan between the NSW Labor Government and the Commonwealth, labelling it as “politics at its worst”. Ms Cooke, the NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra, said buybacks are a blunt instrument that literally wipe communities off the map. “The Premier has…

Details

Agriculture under siege on Ag Day

Nationals Leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has warned farmer confidence is at an all-time low on Ag Day, after the National Farmers’ Federation surveyed more than 1600 farmers and found the majority thought Labor was harming the industry. Mr Littleproud said Ag Day was important to acknowledge the incredible work being done by…

Details

Show Upper Hunter the money Premier!

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell has challenged the Minns Labor Government to show his electorate the money, with the local community still not advised whether a $400,000 March election commitment has been honoured. Mr Layzell said Labor’s candidate publicly made promises in the days before the March 25 poll that two Upper Hunter electorate organisations…

Details

“A hero who gave everything to keep us safe” – a statement from Tanya Thompson MP on the passing of volunteer firefighter Leo Fransen

Captain Leonardus Fransen, a life member of the Diamond Beach Rural Fire Brigade, tragically lost his life yesterday while fighting the Hudson bushfire in north-western New South Wales. With great sadness, I extend my condolences to Leo’s family; his wife Margaret and children Julia and Paul, as well as his friends, and his entire RFS…

Details

A callous stitch-up on regional, rural, and remote Australia – ALP wields axe on key regional projects

Nationals Leader David Littleproud said the Albanese Labor government doesn’t understand what’s happening in regional Australia, following its decision to scrap more than 50 infrastructure projects. “In May last year, the Prime Minister said that he would govern for every Australian. That’s unless you live in regional, rural and remote Australia,” Mr Littleproud said. “Minister…

Details

Perinatal Mental Health Week

This is Perinatal Mental Health Week. It is a national week to raise awareness, inform and support those experiencing anxiety, depression and confusion that can come during and shortly after pregnancy. The organisation PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – created Perinatal Mental Health Week in 2005 to help the community and health professionals…

Details

No modelling as Labor destroys 3000 jobs

It’s been revealed Labor failed to undertake modelling on the impact of banning live sheep exports, before announcing the shutdown of the live sheep export trade. The revelations came during Question Time in Parliament, when Nationals Leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud asked Prime Minister Anthony Albanese if Labor had undertaken any economic modelling…

Details