Agriculture under siege on Ag Day

Nationals Leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has warned farmer confidence is at an all-time low on Ag Day, after the National Farmers’ Federation surveyed more than 1600 farmers and found the majority thought Labor was harming the industry. Mr Littleproud said Ag Day was important to acknowledge the incredible work being done by…

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Show Upper Hunter the money Premier!

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell has challenged the Minns Labor Government to show his electorate the money, with the local community still not advised whether a $400,000 March election commitment has been honoured. Mr Layzell said Labor’s candidate publicly made promises in the days before the March 25 poll that two Upper Hunter electorate organisations…

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“A hero who gave everything to keep us safe” – a statement from Tanya Thompson MP on the passing of volunteer firefighter Leo Fransen

Captain Leonardus Fransen, a life member of the Diamond Beach Rural Fire Brigade, tragically lost his life yesterday while fighting the Hudson bushfire in north-western New South Wales. With great sadness, I extend my condolences to Leo’s family; his wife Margaret and children Julia and Paul, as well as his friends, and his entire RFS…

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A callous stitch-up on regional, rural, and remote Australia – ALP wields axe on key regional projects

Nationals Leader David Littleproud said the Albanese Labor government doesn’t understand what’s happening in regional Australia, following its decision to scrap more than 50 infrastructure projects. “In May last year, the Prime Minister said that he would govern for every Australian. That’s unless you live in regional, rural and remote Australia,” Mr Littleproud said. “Minister…

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Perinatal Mental Health Week

This is Perinatal Mental Health Week. It is a national week to raise awareness, inform and support those experiencing anxiety, depression and confusion that can come during and shortly after pregnancy. The organisation PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia – created Perinatal Mental Health Week in 2005 to help the community and health professionals…

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No modelling as Labor destroys 3000 jobs

It’s been revealed Labor failed to undertake modelling on the impact of banning live sheep exports, before announcing the shutdown of the live sheep export trade. The revelations came during Question Time in Parliament, when Nationals Leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud asked Prime Minister Anthony Albanese if Labor had undertaken any economic modelling…

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$5 million boost for gateway to Wingham

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced a $5-million funding boost for the Cedar Party Creek Bridge Replacement project at Wingham. The project, worth more than $20-million, is being undertaken by Transport for NSW in collaboration with MidCoast Council. Dr Gillespie said the Cedar Party Creek Bridge replacement project would see the…

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On Farm Connectivity Program

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed the opening of applications for Round 1 of the On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP) The program is a new one which is intended to boost productivity, growth, and sustainability through connected technology in the agriculture sector. “This new program is an opportunity for primary producers to…

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ACCC must investigate supermarket meat prices

Nationals Leader and Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is calling on Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Agriculture Minister Murray Watt to investigate supermarket meat sale prices. Mr Littleproud said Treasurer Chalmers and Minister Watt must urgently direct the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to hold a price inquiry. “According to Meat and Livestock Australia, some…

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Optus outage proves need for mandated mobile roaming

Nationals Leader David Littleproud is calling for mandated domestic mobile roaming in regional, rural and remote Australia in the wake of the Optus outage. Mr Littleproud said the outage, which impacted 10 million Australians, underlined the need to introduce mandated mobile roaming, initially through a pilot program in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia,…

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Remembering the fallen

Tomorrow, November 11, we commemorate the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Every year, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark the time and date in 1918 when the guns fell silent on the Western Front after more than four years…

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Further flood recovery support welcomed

Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack has welcomed further funding for flood recovery in the Central West under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Mr McCormack said the recovery efforts were far from over, particularly in the Forbes and Parkes Shires in his electorate, as well as neighbouring Cabonne and Lachlan Shires. “The Forbes…

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Cowra CWA – 100 not out!

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has expressed her appreciation for the enduring legacy of the Cowra CWA Branch during recent celebrations marking its 100th birthday. The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children. It has around 8000 thousand members in hundreds of branches,…

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