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…

IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR FARMING FAMILIES

Thousands of farming families will receive immediate additional financial support to help them and their communities fight one of the worst droughts of the past century. On 19 June the Commonwealth Government extended the availability of the Farm Household Allowance scheme from three to four years, effective from 1 August. This was the most prominent…

ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR INLAND RAIL

To maximise local employment benefits of the Inland Rail, for an important section of the 1,700kms Brisbane to Melbourne route, the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government has announced it will be establishing a ‘One-Stop-Shop’. It comes after the preferred construction contractor for the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail – the INLink Joint…

NATS WELCOME ENERGY REPORT

The Nationals welcome today’s report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) into Australia’s national electricity market. The report provides a blueprint to reduce household energy bills and secure power reliability. Spanning some 400 pages and providing 56 recommendations, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government will now consider this substantial report in detail. The Nationals…

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONALS ON TAX CUTS

The Liberals and Nationals’ Government has today achieved another significant outcome in further delivering on our plans to provide economic growth and job creation on which we were elected. Passing our $144 billion personal tax cut package represents a clear point of difference between our Government and the poor Labor alternative. At each stage of…

SENATOR STEVE MARTIN JOINS THE NATIONALS

In a big win for the people of Tasmania, Senator Steve Martin has today joined The Nationals, giving the State another voice for regional communities in Government. Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who welcomed Senator Steve Martin to the party in Devonport today, said his small business, Local Government and agricultural background…

The Coalition’s Policy for Better and More Accessible Digital Services

The Coalition will accelerate the digitisation of government services and drive innovation in government by: investing $50 million to modernise myGov and streamline the myGov login process; delivering a digital transformation roadmap for government by November 2016; and establishing a taskforce in the Prime Minister’s Department to reform government ICT procurement policies.