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Labor treating farmers with contempt again

Nationals’ Leader David Littleproud said Labor’s inquiry into the phase-out of the live sheep export trade is disingenuous. Mr Littleproud said Labor has allowed just one week for submissions and has requested the committee report back in just over two weeks from now, by June 21, despite two public hearings in both Western Australia and…

New era for Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has praised the team behind the renovated Gundagai Preschool Kindergarten, hailing the opening of stage one of the new-look facilities as the start of an exciting era for early childhood education for the region. Ms Cooke said the completion of the new building has been years in the making,…

Proudly serving our Coffs community for 50 years

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated five Coffs Coast residents who each have achieved 50 years of continual service as a Justice of the Peace. Mr Singh said this golden jubilee of service is a magnificent milestone for the following locals: Philip Pearce Kevin Jordan Paul Owen John Murtas Garry Dew “The…

Forestry industry vital for local economy and beyond

Photograph: Carlie Porteous (Executive Officer – Softwoods Working Group), Jake Lazarus (General Manager – Southern Cross Forests), Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, Dallas Goldspink (Fibre and Forestry Manager – Visy), Dean Hawkins (GM – Fibre Resources), Jock Harris (Managing Director – High Country Logging). Nationals Member for Cootamundra and Shadow Minister for Crown Lands Steph…

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…