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.

The Coalition’s Policy to Invest in Our Great Barrier Reef

We invest in the Great Barrier Reef based on the best available scientific advice. We have already invested $461 million in reef funding as part of a broader $2 billion ten year plan by Australian governments focussed on water quality, reducing run off and eradicating crown-of-thorns starfish. In addition to the existing $2 billion plan, the Coalition will create a new and profoundly important $1 billion Reef Fund focussed on the great task of improving Reef water quality.