Expanding the Farm Innovation Fund

Increasing the Farm Innovation Fund and drought support for farming businesses. The Nationals in Government will add a further $350 million to the highly-successful Farm Innovation Fund helping more farmers access cash to drought-proof their farms. We will also expand the Drought Assistance Program to ease the financial strain felt by farmers in NSW. This…

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Nationals standing up for our farmers

Independent Agriculture Commissioner and planning changes to protect the right to farm. The Nationals in Government will create a powerful new rural advocate through an Independent Agriculture Commissioner to protect the right to farm in NSW. Increased urbanisation means that some of our efficient production practices are now under threat from people who complain about…

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Call To Ban Cotton Exports A ‘Senseless Stunt’

The Centre Alliance call to ban cotton exports is nothing more than “a senseless stunt”, according to Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “It just attacks hard-working farming communities right across my electorate,” Mr Coulton said. “Targeting those who need the support of our community and Government leaders the most right now is dangerous and…

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Nats Say ‘No Way’ To SA

A South Australian report wants drought-stricken New South Wales communities to give up even more of their water. The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission report has recommended more buybacks to send even more water downstream – away from our towns and our farms. This comes as people in our communities are struggling through a devastating drought,…

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Safety At Risk From Activist Website

The news reports about the website that lists the personal details of family farms are deeply concerning. This is a safety issue. These aren’t just farms, these are people’s homes. Their families, their children, live at these places. To go out there and publish this kind of material is not just reckless, it’s dangerous. We’ve…

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