A STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE MEDICARE

The $7 Medicare co-payment measure announced in the 2014-15 Budget will no longer proceed. The Government will instead implement a package of measures that will strengthen Medicare and help make it sustainable, ensuring Australians will continue to have access to affordable, world-class health care. The Government has listened to the views of the community. This…

Landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

After 10 years of negotiation, Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with China is set to deliver a real shot in the arm for our world class agricultural sector. China is our biggest trading partner, and this new deal will create even more opportunity for our producers, with tariffs on dairy products to be removed within 4…

Leader’s Message – National Stronger Regions Fund – Launch

The Coalition Government is getting on with delivering priority economic infrastructure projects throughout Australia with Round One of the National Stronger Regions Fund now open to receive applications. As The Nationals promised during the 2013 election campaign, the Fund will invest $1 billion over five years and support investment in priority economic and infrastructure projects…

National Stronger Regions Fund now open

Joint Media Statement Warren Truss Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Federal Member for Mayo The Australian Government is getting on with delivering priority economic infrastructure projects throughout Australia with Round One of the National Stronger Regions Fund now open to receive applications.…

One year of delivery

Today marks the first anniversary of the election last September of the Abbott/Truss Coalition Government and the Coalition is getting on with our plan to build a stronger, more prosperous economy for all Australians. Download and View Building a stronger Australia

2014 Nationals’ Federal Council

Speech by Hon Warren Truss MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Hotel Realm, Canberra To my friend and the Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott welcome. Doug Anthony, Peter Nixon, Nationals President Christine Ferguson, Ministers, parliamentary colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Well, it is now almost exactly 15 months since our last…

Carbon tax gone but not forgotten

Warren Truss Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development “TODAY the Coalition has made good on its election promise to axe Labor’s anti-competitive, costly and job destroying carbon tax… no thanks to Labor and the Greens,” Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said today. “For 10 long months Labor and the…

Japan & Australia Sign Economic Partnership Agreement

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP ADDRESS TO OFFICIAL DINNER IN HONOUR OF HIS EXCELLENCY MR SHINZO ABE, PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN, THE GREAT HALL, PARLIAMENT HOUSE Members of Parliament, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight in this Great Hall of our Parliament, we honour a respected leader, a great friend…

The Nationals have stood behind country Australia

THE Coalition Government came to government last September with an unprecedented focus on regional Australia. Australia faced a $47 billion deficit for the 2013-14 financial year alone and $123 billion of accumulated Labor deficits to 2016-17. The reality of Labor’s legacy is damaging budget deficits as far as the eye can see. Australia is paying…

Record Investment in Regional Australia

The Nationals in Government are helping to deliver a record $50 billion in infrastructure and billions more to support communities in every corner of the country in the 2014-15 Federal Budget. Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Warren Truss has spearheaded the record spend to ensure regional Australia gets its fair share and…