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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Drought Relief Efforts Continue To Ramp Up

The Nationals in Government are making it easier for farmers and their families to access drought relief, with new measures announced by Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair. With the entire State continuing to be affected by the drought, it’s important that our response also continues to develop. Mr Blair has made it easier to access…

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Labor Games Shortchanging Workers

Labor has proven once again it is putting ideology before people, with State Governments turning their back on half a billion dollars. Queensland and Victoria’s Labor Governments were set to receive $245 million and $320 million to create 50,000 new apprentice and training program places in the next four years. But those States chose not…

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Applications Open For $200M Building Better Regions Fund

Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has announced the opening of Round Three of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Mr McCormack said the Riverina and Central West communities he represented had already benefited from the previous two rounds of the fund, but urged local groups to get together and put…

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Nationals ‘Win’ Campaign For People Before Profits

Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams has been fighting for a Royal Commission for almost a decade. The Nationals’ champion of the Banking Royal Commission says the newly-released interim report confirms his suspicions of the finance industry. Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams said he always thought they put profits before people and the report confirmed his view. “It’s…

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Proof Is In: Nationals Good For Economy

Australia’s Federal Budget is on the mend after years of Labor mismanagement thanks to the hard work of the Liberals and Nationals in Government. The Final Budget Outcome for the 2017-18 financial year recorded an underlying cash deficit $19.3 billion better than estimated at the time of the 2017-18 Budget. This is the smallest the…

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Support Aussie Farmers Every Day

It’s great to see so many people getting the “cut ‘em out, don’t cut ‘em out” message with strawberries, but we shouldn’t wait for a crisis before we support our farmers. Here at NSW Nationals we were shocked to hear about people being hurt after eating contaminated fruit and we joined with our Federal colleagues…

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Nationals Protect Anglers From Labor’s Lockouts

The Nationals in Government have worked to ensure anglers will be protected from proposed fishing lockouts. Deputy NSW Nationals Leader and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said there would be no loss of fishing rights or access under in proposed marine park sites put forward by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA). This common-sense…

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Nationals Raise Voices For Milk

A number of NSW Nationals MPs have joined the chorus calling for milk price relief from the major supermarkets. Dairy farmers are under pressure from rising feed prices while processors sell milk to Coles, Woolworths and Aldi that lands on the shelf with a $1 per litre price tag. Many farmers have complained that the…

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Free Heavy Vehicle Rego For Farmers In Drought

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said farmers in regional communities will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after changes to the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers. Mr Anderson welcomed Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro’s announcement, with changes coming…

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