100 years of the NSW NationalsApproaching a Centenary of Achievement
Continuing our legacy
Help us be a powerful regional voice for the next 100 years.
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99 years on, the NSW National Party is proud to be…
· The most democratic,
· The second oldest political party in NSW and Australia.
Its very existence has forced other parties to pay greater attention to the needs of regional New South Wales and Australia
Without an independent National Party, State and Federal policy development would be dominated by city interests and city-based politicians.
· An organisation that:
– has the largest membership across regional NSW of any political party;
– has never been unrepresented in the Commonwealth or NSW Parliaments;
– has accumulated an enviable record of achievements;
– has ensured from the first Federal and State Coalition agreements that its Parliamentary Leaders are the Deputy Prime Minister or Deputy Premier, as the case may be, and act as Prime Minister or Premier when Coalition Government leaders are absent; and
– has always been more than a ‘farmers party’ with its formative platform in 1919 defining its priorities as working ‘in the interests of the community as a whole’ and for ‘national progress and development’
Our Party's History
How did the NSW Nationals come about? Who was the brainchild of the coalition? If we started as the Progressive Party, how did we get the name we have today? How many country-based Prime Ministers
Read our ‘We Believe’ statement, learn about our origins and our success through unity in Paul Davey’s Robust and Resilient: Approaching a Centenary of Achievement.
Got a memory to share?
Got a legendary campaign story? Had a crackup at Conference?
Saw your local member give a great one-liner to the opposition?
Submit your favourite memory of the NSW Nationals for a chance for it to feature in our Centenary Edition of the Leader.
Host an event
Nominate your local branch, SEC or FEC to hold an event.