STATEMENT FROM LUKE HARTSUYKER MP

I would like to pay tribute to Warren Truss for his outstanding leadership of the Federal National Party and for the opportunity to work with him as part of his ministerial team. Over the past eight years, it has been my honour to serve as Deputy Leader of the House, Minister for Vocational Education and…

Warren Truss to Step Down

History will mark Warren Truss as one of The Nationals’ greatest leaders – not the least for taking the Party from the despair of the 2007 election loss to a near win in 2010 and triumph in 2013. In doing so, The Nationals’ numbers in the Federal Parliament have increased to a healthy 21 –…

Unlocking opportunities in regional Australia

REGIONAL communities will be asked to contribute to a revamped regional development policy to be crafted by the Coalition Government this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the policy will set out a long term vision for regional Australia. “Grassroots input is central to our plans and…

$100M in new funding for bridge upgrades across Australia

THE Australian Government is investing $100 million to fund 164 bridges to deliver much-needed economic and safety benefits to communities around Australia under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Coalition’s new Bridges Renewal Programme is proving very popular, with Round…

New biosecurity regulations out for comment

Another milestone in implementing more modern and flexible biosecurity legislation was reached today, with a range of significant draft regulations under the Biosecurity Act 2015 released for public comment. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, encouraged all interested parties to have a say on the draft regulations for approved arrangements, the Inspector General…

$11.6 million for aerodrome upgrades for isolated communities

AUSTRALIANS living in remote communities will benefit from improved access to basic services and essential deliveries such as food, medicine and mail, through airstrip upgrades projects approved under the Australian Government’s Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced funding of $11.6 million for upgrades…

Round 3 of National Stronger Regions Fund will open in January

ROUND Three of the National Stronger Regions Fund will open for applications on 15 January 2016.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said Round Three will open to submissions from local governments and incorporated not-for-profits for priority infrastructure projects in regional communities from 15 January 2016 until 15 March…