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Nationals MP Wants Level Playing Field For Dairy

About 30 local dairy farmers and industry representatives met with officials in Wauchope this week to have their say on a dairy industry code of conduct. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie participated in the discussions about how the new mandatory code should look in order to improve help improve contracts between farmers and…

Nationals Thank Farmers On Ag Day

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has sung the praises of farmers in the Cootamundra electorate on National Agriculture Day for their contributions to the NSW primary industries sector. Cootamundra electorate farmers contributed to the state’s primary industries sector estimated output of $17.5 billion in 2017-18, despite the ongoing drought. Ms Cooke said the…

Nationals MP Calls For Supermarket, Petrol Inquiry

A federal Nationals MP is sick of high petrol prices and stories of farmer exploitation, calling for a Royal Commission. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan wants the Royal Commission to cover the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets, and petrol retailing in Australia. “I will be moving a Notice of Motion in…

Andrew Fraser Says Farewell To Parliament

Long-serving Nationals MP Andrew Fraser has paid tribute to those who helped him throughout his 28 years in office. The Member for Coffs Harbour gave his valedictory speech in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday and made an appeal to his colleagues to govern for the majority and not bend to the will of single-issue minor…

Nationals In Government Look At Milk Prices

The survival of our dairy farmers is something the Nationals in Government take very seriously, with milk prices barely covering the cost of production. Upper House Nationals MLC Wes Fang has spoken to people across the State as part of the NSW Legislative Council’s inquiry to look at the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry in New…

OPINION: Radical Vegans Campaign For Meat Taxes

Extreme-left activists are campaigning for “meat taxes” on social media, forcing the beef industry to defend itself. While the activists claim hiking the prices of beef, lamb and pork would save the health system millions and prevent deaths, Australian health and industry experts said there was no science behind the claims. Meat and dairy products…

Greens Seek Radical End To Beef And Dairy Farmers

A North Coast Greens candidate wants to kill Australia’s beef and dairy industry. In a post to his Facebook page, Daniel Reid wrote “Cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting them through drought is extreme.” He has since edited the post to remove the controversial statement which drew outrage from the…

Broken Hill Spared From Pipeline Price

The Nationals in Government have announced that Essential Water customers in Broken Hill won’t pay for the cost of the River Murray pipeline, should the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) determine that the cost be passed on, as the last of 22,000 pipe sections are laid. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Nationals in Government…

Nationals In Government Slash Drought Paperwork

The Federal Nationals have made it easier for farmers to apply for the fortnightly Farm Household Allowance (FHA) hardship payment. Almost $2 billion has been secured for drought relief funding by the Nationals in Government, who have also cut the FHA application form by a third and arranged for Centrelink offices in some regions to be…