OUR PLAN FOR MORE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

A re-elected Morrison Government will deliver more fishing opportunities for recreational, commercial, Indigenous and aquaculture fishers with a new $29 million package that backs our fishers and sensibly manages our oceans.   The new fishing package comes on top of the Morrison Government’s strong stand against the Labor-Green marine park fishing lock outs, which was…

OUR PLAN FOR SUPPORTING FARMERS IN DROUGHT

The Morrison-McCormack Government is standing by our farmers and our rural and regional communities affected by drought. Today we announce further measures worth $57.4 million to ensure our farmers, their families and communities get the support they need as the drought continues. The Coalition has made drought a national priority. We are investing over $6.3…

LABOR’S RETIREE TAX

Labor wants to abolish tax refunds on share dividends. When retirees and low income earners get a refund on share dividends, it’s because the tax has already been paid by the company. Under Labor, retirement savings would be taxed three times – going into super, in the fund and then again in retirement. This is…

LABOR’S ELECTRICITY TAX

Labor wants to raise Australia’s emissions reduction target to 45% – far beyond our international commitment of 26-28%. This would require Australia to go far beyond the rest of the world. Bill Shorten also wants to replicate South Australian Labor’s 50% renewables target on a national level. Labor’s policies would mean higher power prices and…

KATRINA HODGKINSON FOR GILMORE

An infectious passion for her community and two decades’ experience will be drawn upon as former NSW Government Minister Katrina Hodgkinson launched her campaign as The Nationals’ candidate for Gilmore. Joining Katrina in Moruya today, Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said he is delighted Katrina will contest the seat of Gilmore for…

TASMANIAN NATIONALS ANNOUNCE CANDIDATE FOR BASS

The new voice for regional Tasmania has been strengthened this week with The Nationals announcing a candidate for Bass today. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said local pharmacist and community leader Carl Cooper has been preselected to contest the seat. “Carl Cooper is exactly the sort of candidate The Nationals need in…

ANDREW GEE APPOINTED ASSISTANT MINISTER

Experience in state and federal politics delivering for Central West communities will be drawn upon as Calare MP Andrew Gee joins The Nationals’ frontbench line-up as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. Appointing Mr Gee as his Assistant Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said Mr Gee’s years of delivering for…

VALE PAUL NEVILLE

Australian politics is poorer with the passing overnight of one of The Nationals’ finest, Paul Neville. The former long-serving Member for Hinkler in Queensland was ill for several months and passed away earlier today, aged 78. Paul is survived by wife Margaret and their five children, Gavin and Gaye (twins), Sally, Peter and Paul (twins).…