$74 MILLION MEDICAL SCHOOLS NETWORK KEEPS RURAL-TRAINED DOCTORS IN RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network – including $7 million for La Trobe University to offer a new undergraduate degree in Wodonga and Bendigo – will completely change the way country-raised medical students are trained, with rural and regional Australians the big winners. Minister for Regional Services…

STATEMENT ON LNP PRESIDENT GARY SPENCE

Federal President of The Nationals the Hon Larry Anthony today thanked LNP President Gary Spence for his dedicated service to Queensland politics and strong leadership of the LNP organisation. Mr Anthony said the LNP organisation had been a powerful federal campaigning outfit under Mr Spence’s leadership with a remarkable 2016 Federal Election result that saw…

TRANSFORMATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS SET TO GROW OUR REGIONS

A range of transformational regional infrastructure projects are a step closer to becoming a reality with applicants asked to submit full business cases for approval under the Australian Government’s highly anticipated $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Regional Growth Fund will…

ADDITIONAL $75 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT HIT COMMUNITIES

Drought affected communities will soon see relief flowing in the form of $1 million in grants to Local Government areas to help stimulate regional and rural economies. The Drought Communities Programme extension grant hub opened last week and drought impacted councils have already begun submitting their applications. Nearly one third of eligible councils have started…

CONSTRUCTION OF ROOKWOOD WEIR NOW ONE STEP CLOSER

Construction of Rookwood Weir has taken another positive step forward with the Australian and Queensland governments moving closer towards finalising arrangements for the project’s development and operations. The Australian and Queensland governments are working to a timeline where the Weir’s construction is due to commence in the 2019 dry season and be completed by late…

NATS WELCOME PERIN DAVEY

Conargo businesswoman Perin Davey will lead The Nationals’ Senate ticket in New South Wales at the next election following a preselection of grassroots party members today. Welcoming Ms Davey to The Nationals’ team, Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said her varied experience and practical skillset will be an asset. “Perin is a…

THE NATIONALS’ MINISTRY

The Nationals will continue our focus on delivering for the more than 8 million Australians who live in rural and regional areas with strong representation in key portfolios in the Liberal and Nationals Government. In addition to responsiblities as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, I will add Regional Development. This continues…

REGIONAL PEOPLE CENTRE OF NATS’ AGENDA

The Nationals congratulate Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg on their election as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and will continue to work with them to deliver for rural and regional Australia in a Coalition Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said the people and communities which are represented by…

MORE HELP FOR DROUGHT-AFFECTED FARMERS

Direct assistance and concessional loans to aid drought-stricken farmers across the nation will increase to $1.8 billion as part of the next phase of the Coalition Government’s drought package. The Liberal-Nationals Government has today announced additional funding for local infrastructure in drought-affected areas, new tax breaks for farmers, the appointment of a National Drought Coordinator…

NATS SALUTE LOCAL CHAMPION LUKE HARTSUYKER

The Nationals have thanked and congratulated Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker who has today announced his plans to retire at the next Federal Election. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack and Deputy Nationals’ Leader Bridget McKenzie praised Mr Hartsuyker’s achievements for the Cowper electorate over 17 years as its local MP. Luke Hartsuyker’s advocacy…