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‘Disgraceful And Shameful’ Union Slammed By Judges

  The judges of the Federal Court have lashed one of Australia’s most thuggish unions this week, confirming what many of us have long believed. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), one of Labor’s biggest supporters, regards itself as free to...

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Newell Highway To Become Corridor Of Commerce

  Picture: Jeremy Frost/Prime7 News The Nationals in Government have secured $2 million for the development of a Newell Highway Corridor Strategy as hay rolls out for farmers throughout the State. According to various media reports, 22 trucks carrying 934 tonnes of...

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OPINION: Feed Fines A Slap In The Face For Farmers

  We’ve seen a lot of sense and nonsense in the media of late as the drought continues to hurt people right across the regions. There are those calling for an end to drought assistance from their ivory towers in Sydney, while others are painting it as the worst...

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Clarence Set For Cooler Schools

  Nineteen schools in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys will be automatically eligible for the Cooler Classrooms initiative unveiled in the State Budget thanks to the efforts of the Nationals in Government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the schools would...

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Nationals Get To Work While Shorten Plays

  The stark contrast between the Nationals and Labor on the drought is clear, with the Government getting on with the job while Bill Shorten plays games. In a video posted to social media by the ABC’s Insiders program, the Labor leader is heard saying “I’m on mic...

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Freight Fix To Ease Pressure On Farmers

  The Nationals in Government have improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought-affected areas. It's the latest measure aimed at helping farmers, families and communities get through the drought, which is now affecting 100 per cent of the...

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Beat The City Rush… Permanently

  A planning expert has suggested what the Nationals have been saying for years: Encourage people to move to regional centres. In an opinion piece written for Domain, University of Sydney academic Glen Searle says smaller cities need rapid growth to "pack a punch",...

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Healthy Harold’s Regional Upgrade

  More children in regional and remote areas will get to meet the iconic Healthy Harold, thanks to the Nationals in Government. The Life Education mascot has helped generations of school children learn important health lessons, but they now have an even greater reach...

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Farmers and Families Lose Under Labor

  Labor’s indifference to rural and regional communities has been revealed by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. This week she committed less than one per cent of one per cent of what the NSW Nationals in Government have secured for drought-stricken...

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Businesses Welcome Drought Relief Funding

  The drought gripping the State has received a lot of media attention lately, much of it rightly focused on farmers, but the NSW Nationals know its impact reaches beyond the farm gate. While farmers were attending a drought forum at Attunga on Tuesday, Rod Hazell was...

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National Energy Guarantee Explained

  There’s been a lot of talk about the National Energy Guarantee lately, with Labor threatening to scuttle this landmark power policy before it finally got the nod on Friday morning. It comes after the Australian Energy Market Operator warned of extra costs in excess...

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OPINION: Defending Our Farmers Against Grubby Attacks

  We are absolutely appalled by those in the media who would attack our farmers during a drought that now encompasses 100 per cent of the State. While droughts are nothing new for those on the land, a growing band of activists are using every opportunity they can to...

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Roo Culls Easier Thanks To Red Tape Cut

  The Nationals in Government have cut red tape and given more power to drought-stricken farmers in order to help manage the damage caused by kangaroos. With 100 per cent of the State in drought, kangaroos are competing with livestock for what little feed remains on...

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On The Ground With The Drought Forums

  Farmers and regional communities are getting a hand thanks to the NSW Nationals as the entire State slips into drought. Out at Attunga, near Tamworth, the signs of the drought are all around. Gum trees, which normally weather droughts thanks to incredibly deep...

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Big Thanks To Luke Hartsuyker MP

  The NSW Nationals want to thank Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker MP for his years of service to the people of the Coffs Coast and Mid North Coast. On Wednesday morning, Mr Hartsuyker announced he would retire at the next Federal Election, bringing to an end...

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Labor Turns Its Back On Families

  Revelations in the media make it clear that Labor and left-wing activists are willing to make families suffer to further their environmental agenda. According to The Daily Telegraph, Labor State Governments have said they would oppose the National Energy Guarantee...

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More Aid Delivered to Farmers and Communities

  The Nationals in Government have secured an additional boost for communities struggling through the drought, building on more than $1 billion in relief measures announced so far. The Federal Government announced a $190 million drought relief package, including two...

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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...

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