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APVMA Relocation To Armidale Now Official

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters has officially opened in Armidale, signalling an exciting new era for rural and regional Australia. Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister and Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie joined Member for New England Barnaby Joyce to open the APVMA’s new home, and said that the move from Canberra was a…

Nationals Cast A Spotlight On Regional Road Safety

NSW motorists are more likely to crash on country roads, which is the sobering message of this month’s Rural Road Safety Month with drivers urged to rethink their driving habits. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said road safety was everyone’s responsibility, with motorists and riders playing an important role in driving…

Dairy Industry Given Voice In ACCC By Nationals

The ACCC will establish a Dairy Consultative Committee to support The Nationals’ ongoing commitment to the Australian dairy industry. Deputy Nationals Leader and Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie said the committee would be led by an independent chairperson with a strong knowledge of the dairy industry. “The establishment of the dairy consultative committee is part…

Teachers To Remain In Drought-Affected Schools

Schools in drought-ravaged areas across the State will not lose any staff despite more families relocating out of regional areas, NSW Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell has announced. Ms Mitchell said 220 schools would have their entitlement guaranteed by default, with a further 36 schools encouraged to apply for staffing entitlement maintenance. “This Government…

Unofficial Partnership Revealed In Poll Data

Analysis of electoral data has revealed that 13 Labor MPs owe their seats to the Greens, including here in NSW. According to The Australian, Labor was behind in more than a dozen seats before Greens preferences secured their wins at the recent Federal Election. It’s a result many long suspected, that the Greens were serving…

Murray-Darling Basin Plan Untenable For NSW

Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro says it’s time to consider the State’s options in relation to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Ministerial Council meeting at the weekend was a slap in the face for regional NSW, Mr Barilaro said, after it refused to pursue transparency and left the threat of buybacks…

Anti-Farmer Agenda Puts Regional People At Risk

The anti-farming movement is ramping up its attacks on primary producers, with a new report claiming only a vegan diet can save the planet from climate change. Left-leaning news outlets are reporting that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will recommend stopping livestock production as a way of preventing carbon emissions. Of course,…

Nationals In Government Working Hard For Farmers

The NSW Nationals in Government have taken the stick to Labor’s failed and repealed Native Vegetation Act, while the Federal Nationals in Government are one step closer to introducing tough criminal penalties for farm invaders. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall announced major changes to deliver fairness to farmers facing historic compliance action under the…