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$14 million available for Murray-Darling growth

NSW Murray-Darling communities have an opportunity to secure funding for their region to create more jobs, strengthen and diversify their economies. The Australian and NSW governments today announced the latest round of the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme,... (11-Nov)

Healthy Food Partnership to tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating

Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has announced a new partnership of preventative health groups, food industry bodies and government to cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating. Minister Nash, Minister responsible for food policy, will chair the new Healthy Food Partnersh... (09-Nov)

Barcoo gets drought funding boost

BARCOO Shire residents and businesses have received a significant boost with $750,000 in funding approved for major stock and feral animal fencing upgrades as part of the $35 million Drought Communities Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warr... (06-Nov)

Driving profitability through better infrastructure for beef & cattle industry

A new report has underlined the importance of investment in supply chain infrastructure as a crucial factor in the ability of Australia’s beef and cattle industry to capture the significant opportunities presented by increasing food demand in Asia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastruc... (16-Oct)

Statement by Scott Mitchell, Federal Director of The Nationals

Regarding Brian Loughnane Federal Director of the Liberal Party Following the announcement by Brian Loughnane that he will stand down as Liberal Party Federal Director I acknowledge, on behalf of The Nationals, the outstanding contribution Brian has made to conservative politics in Aust... (08-Oct)

The Hon Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister: Opening address, Beef Roads Roundtable

WARREN TRUSS:              … Thank you very much Troy for that introduction and thank you also to David for being co-chairs of this event. Can I extend a special welcome to my parliamentary colleagues and Michelle Landry who's our h... (07-Oct)

Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

Women and children in Australia have the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. Yet, one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, and 63 women have been killed so far this year. For Indigenous women the situation is even worse – they a... (25-Sep)

Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

Drought assistance extended to three more regions

THE drought-affected communities of Richmond and Barcoo in Queensland and Coonamble in New South Wales, are now eligible to participate in the Australian Government’s new Drought Communities Programme to assist in building much-needed infrastructure. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for ... (24-Sep)

New Liberal Leader – new Coalition Agreement

I want to pay tribute to my friend and colleague Tony Abbott. For the past two years Tony and I have led a government that delivered what it said it would deliver. We abolished Labor’s unfair and counter-productive carbon and mining taxes. We put a stop to the asylum seeker tragedy ... (15-Sep)

New Liberal Leader – new Coalition Agreement

Liberal Party Leadership

They say a day is a long time in politics, and a week is an eternity.Never has this been truer than after the events of the past 24 hours, which has seen the election of a new Prime Minister.On behalf of The Nationals, I congratulate Malcolm Turnbull on his elevation as Leader of the Liberal Part... (15-Sep)

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