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Nationals Ramp Up Drought Fight

The Nationals in Government are backing up more than a billion dollars in drought relief measures with visits to affected communities to ensure help is getting where it’s needed. Primary Industries Minister and NSW Nationals Upper House Member Niall Blair was in the Riverina this week to find out how the drought was affecting the…

Nationals in Government Fighting The Drought

Drought-stricken communities are being supported by the Nationals in Government at both a State and Federal Level. NSW Nationals Leader, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, was in Tamworth on Wednesday to hear from farmers about their drought experience. The visit came just two days after he announced a massive $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package, taking…

Pro-Vegan Group Slams Our Farmers

Picture: Channel 7   Controversial professional protest group PETA Australia has kicked farmers while they’re down, issuing a drought statement entitled “If You Can’t Feed Them, Don’t Breed Them”. The statement from this band of self-righteous activists says farmers are only upset about animal suffering because there’s no money in it, before promoting veganism. Talkback…

Freight Subsidies in Billion-Dollar Drought Package

The Nationals in Government are delivering much-needed help for farmers and communities, taking our total response now to more than $1 billion. A $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package was announced on Monday, which included about $190 million for the introduction of Drought Transport Subsidies. The transport subsidy of up to $20,000 per farm business, which…

Annual General Conference 2018 motions

The NSW Nationals’ Annual General Conference is always a great example of grassroots democracy in action, which is very healthy within the Party. Here are all of the motions put to the Conference in Cowra and their outcomes. Overview The Agenda Committee received 198 motions from branches, electorate councils, regional conferences, policy committees and other…

Farming horror stories from Royal Commission

The mistreatment of farmers by some of Australia’s biggest financial institutions is finally coming to light, thanks to the “Banking Royal Commission” that was championed by NSW Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams. The self-described “country bloke from the bush” fought long and hard to establish the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services…

Annual General Conference 2018

It was one of the coldest weekends in recent history, but the 2018 Annual General Conference was a rousing success, not only for members but also the township of Cowra. The event started with welcome drinks at the Japanese Gardens on Thursday evening, which were not only a warm reprieve from the icy wind but…

NSW Government Drought Package

NSW Budget 2018 Drought Package More than $579 million has been allocated to help drought-affected farmers in the NSW Government’s Budget 2018. Drought has been a constant and inevitable feature of the NSW landscape. Approximately half the state is in drought or is experiencing conditions fast approaching drought. Some of the worst-hit areas are the…

In memoriam – Bryce Osmond

The success of our Party, the Nationals, has two main elements. First and foremost, it is our grassroots membership base. Second, it’s the strong, plainly spoken leaders our Party is respected and renowned for. It’s the team that those leaders surround themselves with, that helps our Party be at its best. In April, we lost…