Nationals Thank Farmers On Ag Day

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has sung the praises of farmers in the Cootamundra electorate on National Agriculture Day for their contributions to the NSW primary industries sector. Cootamundra electorate farmers contributed to the state’s primary industries sector estimated output of $17.5 billion in 2017-18, despite the ongoing drought. Ms Cooke said the…

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Nationals MP Calls For Supermarket, Petrol Inquiry

A federal Nationals MP is sick of high petrol prices and stories of farmer exploitation, calling for a Royal Commission. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan wants the Royal Commission to cover the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets, and petrol retailing in Australia. “I will be moving a Notice of Motion in…

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OPINION: Radical Vegans Campaign For Meat Taxes

Extreme-left activists are campaigning for “meat taxes” on social media, forcing the beef industry to defend itself. While the activists claim hiking the prices of beef, lamb and pork would save the health system millions and prevent deaths, Australian health and industry experts said there was no science behind the claims. Meat and dairy products…

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Greens Seek Radical End To Beef And Dairy Farmers

A North Coast Greens candidate wants to kill Australia’s beef and dairy industry. In a post to his Facebook page, Daniel Reid wrote “Cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting them through drought is extreme.” He has since edited the post to remove the controversial statement which drew outrage from the…

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Broken Hill Spared From Pipeline Price

The Nationals in Government have announced that Essential Water customers in Broken Hill won’t pay for the cost of the River Murray pipeline, should the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) determine that the cost be passed on, as the last of 22,000 pipe sections are laid. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Nationals in Government…

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Nationals In Government Slash Drought Paperwork

The Federal Nationals have made it easier for farmers to apply for the fortnightly Farm Household Allowance (FHA) hardship payment. Almost $2 billion has been secured for drought relief funding by the Nationals in Government, who have also cut the FHA application form by a third and arranged for Centrelink offices in some regions to be…

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Greens MP Speaks At Radical Anti-Police Event

A Greens MP has spoken at an anti-police event organised by a group that wants to overthrow the government. David Shoebridge appeared in front of a packed room at the “Police State – Confronting the law and order agenda” forum, which heard about “ever-expanding police powers”, “attacks on protesters” and “the erosion of our rights”. The…

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More Drought Project Funding As Taskforce Set Up

The Nationals in Government are continuing to deliver vital drought relief, with an additional $75 million pledged to help affected communities. Sixty councils will be able to apply for up to one million dollars to fund projects that employ locals, and create opportunities for local businesses, ensuring towns survive the drought. This is the next step…

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Farm Tracker App To Lend Helping Hand

The Nationals in Government have rolled out a high-tech tool to deal with an age-old problem on the land. The ‘Farm Tracker’ app is recruiting farmers to collect and report on-farm weather data in order to improve the state’s overall drought monitoring. NSW Nationals Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said the app would enable…

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Unionist Wants To Raid Super Funds For Political Campaigns

Former union boss Tony Sheldon. Picture: Australian Financial Review     A powerful union figure thinks Australia’s retirement savings should be used for political gain. Tony Sheldon, who recently stood down as national secretary of the Transport Workers Union to become a Labor politician, wants union-owned Industry Super Funds to put a social agenda before…

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Shorten’s Copy/Paste Approach To Policy

Two big announcements from Labor Leader Bill Shorten were “borrowed” from The National’s policy book. Last week Bill Shorten announced a Federal Labor Government would fund children to attend preschool for two years before school, starting from the age of three. He also announced 100,000 supported TAFE places if he was elected. There was little detail…

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Unions Reveal Plan To Enforce Socialism Under Shorten

Labor’s union bosses have outlined a radical plan to implement socialist workplace laws in Australia. Sally McManus, boss of the powerful Shorten-backing ACTU, wants to scrap the enterprise bargaining system and replace it with socialist profit sharing. This is the latest attempt at social engineering by the unions, who seem to have forgotten the misery…

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