Water Minister Cracks The Whip On Bureaucrats

NSW Nationals Water Minister Melinda Pavey has told public servants that if building dams was not their priority then they should “vacate the room immediately”. Mrs Pavey showed up uninvited to a private meeting between some of NSW’s most senior bureaucrats, where she delivered a fiery spray at a speechless room. “If you’re not interested…

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Labor Slammed By Nats MP Over Drought Doubts

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has hit out at Labor for suggesting drought-stricken farmers don’t need drought relief. Mr Hogan made the comments after meeting with Robert Gordon, one of many local farmers impacted by drought conditions in the Kyogle area. “Labor have questioned Kyogle’s need for drought assistance. People can see for…

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Parkes Logistics Terminal

Facelift For Former Sheep Paddock

Work is almost complete on the Parkes Logistics Terminal, thanks to a partnership between Pacific National and The Nationals in Government. Located at the intersection of the main western railway line running from Sydney to Perth, the future Inland Rail corridor from Melbourne to Brisbane, and the Newell Highway, Parkes was the perfect place to…

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First Homebuyer Bonanza In Regional NSW

Dubbo is top of the pops when it comes to regional first-home owners, with recent data outlining the city’s status as an area of growth. First homebuyers in regional NSW have saved millions of dollars in stamp duty thanks to the NSW Government’s Housing Affordability Strategy introduced in July 2017. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo…

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Inland Rail Fast-Track To Benefit Western NSW

The Federal Nationals in Government will fast-track three Inland Rail projects in Western NSW. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the Federal Government would look at opportunities around connectivity to the Inland Rail. He said a case study into connectivity to the Narrabri Freight Port and the Baradine Silo Complex would be funded, as well…

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Kevin Anderson and John Barilaro

Nats in Government Helping Drought-Stricken Towns

The Nationals in Government are continuing to work hard on delivering real support for drought-affected communities. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said there was a lot of help on the table, with emergency assistance to maintain town water supplies, ongoing financial support for farmers and regional communities, keeping teachers at drought-affected schools, as…

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Farmers Right to Farm enshrined in law

Historic legislation has been introduced into NSW Parliament this week, with the Right to Farm Bill 2019 introduced by Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall. “This is an historic day for farmers around our State and the agricultural sector,” Mr Marshall said.The Right to Farm Bill introduces some of the toughest trespass laws in Australia.…

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Mock meat

Would you like meat with your steak?

The NSW Nationals are demanding urgent action be taken on addressing the nation’s unfair meat and milk food labelling regime, which is failing our farmers and consumers. The current system is lagging behind the rest of the world, and that the lack of action in this field has the potential to disadvantage the region’s farmers.…

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Stephen Bromhead

Planning Work To Begin On Brand-New Forster Hospital

The NSW Nationals in Government are keeping an election promise to the people of Myall Lakes, with planning about to begin on the long-awaited Forster-Tuncurry Hospital. Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the first critical stage in the development of a new hospital was clinical services planning, which was set to begin within weeks.…

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Figures Reveal Nats in Government Back Regions

New data has revealed the Nationals in Government are helping secure the future of regional areas. Federal Member for Parkes and Decentralisation Minister Mark Coulton said a 44 per cent increase in regional migrant placements were backing the regions and taking population pressure off our largest cities. “The Government’s decentralisation agenda is supporting strong and…

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Working dog

Life Under Labor Leaves Land At Loss

Farmers south of the border will soon be slugged with hefty fines if they have a dog on the back of their ute. The latest thought bubble from Victorian Labor’s inner-city elite will see $413 fines issued to farmers trying to go about their work, a clear sign of the disconnect between the land and…

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Nationals In Government Delivering On Promises

It has been 100 days since the Federal Election, and the Nationals in Government are getting on with the job and delivering on our plan. This includes delivering tax relief for 10 million Australians. We believe you should keep more of what you earn. We’ve delivered practical help for our drought-affected farmers. We’ve taken action…

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