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Nationals Protect Anglers From Labor’s Lockouts

The Nationals in Government have worked to ensure anglers will be protected from proposed fishing lockouts. Deputy NSW Nationals Leader and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said there would be no loss of fishing rights or access under in proposed marine park sites put forward by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA). This common-sense…

Nationals Raise Voices For Milk

A number of NSW Nationals MPs have joined the chorus calling for milk price relief from the major supermarkets. Dairy farmers are under pressure from rising feed prices while processors sell milk to Coles, Woolworths and Aldi that lands on the shelf with a $1 per litre price tag. Many farmers have complained that the…

Free Heavy Vehicle Rego For Farmers In Drought

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said farmers in regional communities will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after changes to the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers. Mr Anderson welcomed Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro’s announcement, with changes coming…

Nationals MP Campaigns For Dairy Farmers

A NSW Nationals MP has asked the major supermarkets to help dairy farmers by raising the price of milk. Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser wrote to the managing directors of Woolworths, Coles and Aldi requesting they increase the price of their home brand milks by at least 20 cents per litre and pass the increase…

Shooters Plans Backfire

Robert Brown from the Shooters flanked by Labor’s Adam Searle and the Greens’ Mehreen Faruqi. Picture: Facebook The Shooters and Fishers’ secret preference deals with Labor have already backfired, as the protest party makes a populist stand on marine parks. In response to a NSW Liberal proposal to create marine parks around Sydney, the Shooters…

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…