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New safer bridge for Collie River near Burekup

CONSTRUCTION is underway on a new bridge over the Collie River near Burekup, with Watpac Civil Mining awarded the contract on the $16.54 million project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government would provid... (26-Aug)

Regional leaders sharpen focus on growth

CANBERRA plays host this week to a two-day national forum to discuss ways of increasing growth and prosperity across Australia’s diverse regions. Opening the annual Regional Development Australia (RDA) Forum today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Develop... (19-Aug)

HELPING THE COMMUNITY TACKLE ICE

The fight against ice and illegal drugs can only be effective when the community and law enforcement agencies work together.  Information from members of the public is an essential part in helping police and other agencies bust drug manufacture and distribution. To encourage the ... (17-Aug)

Adding bite to Western Australia’s fight against wild dogs

Farmers in Western Australia (WA) will receive a boost in efforts to combat the scourge of wild dogs, with $1.13 million in additional federal funding allocated to the WA Government. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the funding would help WA producers lessen the significant f... (14-Aug)

Adding bite to Western Australia’s fight against wild dogs

Farmers in Western Australia (WA) will receive a boost in efforts to combat the scourge of wild dogs, with $1.13 million in additional federal funding allocated to the WA Government. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the funding would help WA producers lessen the significant f... (14-Aug)

Better Henty Highway building a better local economy

A $4 million upgrade of the Henty Highway is already delivering efficiencies for the agriculture and mineral sands mining industries of the Wimmera. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the completion of works between Horsha... (14-Aug)

Responsible gun owners win seat at the NFA table

 NATIONALS Leader Warren Truss has welcomed the announcement that theNational Firearms Agreement (NFA) Review will establish and consult with a newIndustry Reference Group to ensure the voices of legitimate firearm users,including farmers and sporting shooters, are heard in the Review.  Mr... (12-Aug)

The Nationals Jobs Plan for central Queensland

THE Nationals recognise the downturn in the resource sector, caused by a global downturn in certain resource prices, particularly coal. We recognise that Australian Bureau of Statistics resource industry data shows a decline in jobs in the resource industry. The Nationals further rec... (07-Aug)

The Nationals to cost Labor’s carbon taxes

LABOR’S plan to reintroduce the carbon tax and more than double the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by 2030 would have a devastating impact on regional Australia”, Leader of The Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said today. “If Labor is allowed to proceed with its plan, energy... (07-Aug)

$263.5 million boost for on-farm irrigation in NSW

Farmers and irrigators in southern New South Wales will share in more than $260 million of Commonwealth and New South Wales Government funding to improve on-farm irrigation efficiency, and return water savings to the local environment. Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt congratulated t... (05-Aug)

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