OPINION: Get The Little Things Right

by Michael McCormack – Member for Riverina, Leader of the Nationals, Deputy Prime Minister When you get the little things right, the big things look after themselves. Many of us are too busy focusing on the ins and outs of everyday life to really stop and think about the big things like raising a family,…

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Country Doctors To Be Trained In The Bush

A $17 million investment from the Nationals in Government will transform the way country-raised medical students are trained and retained in the Riverina. A new Rural Medical School Program will be developed in Wagga Wagga with the University of New South Wales, as part of a $74 million Australian Government investment in the Murray-Darling Medical…

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Speech: Defending our farmers

  Speech made to the Legislative Council by the NSW Nationals’ Bronnie Taylor: In recent weeks I have repeatedly had reason to reflect on agriculture in this State and the importance of regional New South Wales having strong representation in this place. We have heard the Honourable Mark Pearson on a number of occasions question…

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Nationals Advocate For Better Services

A new review into rural and regional telecommunications has been welcomed by Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there document put forward 10 recommendations to improve access to telecommunications infrastructure, modernise consumer protections and ensure better digital inclusion, shining a light on digital agriculture…

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Nationals MP Wants Level Playing Field For Dairy

About 30 local dairy farmers and industry representatives met with officials in Wauchope this week to have their say on a dairy industry code of conduct. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie participated in the discussions about how the new mandatory code should look in order to improve help improve contracts between farmers and…

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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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