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…

Budget 2018

Our plan for a stronger economy is securing a fair share to build a stronger regional Australia. This means we can provide tax relief to reward hard working regional Australians and invest in local infrastructure, industry and family businesses to grow communities and create more jobs. It also means we can guarantee the essential services…

Sky Muster users set to receive 50 per cent more peak data

Sky Muster users set to receive 50 per cent more peak data 27 June 2017 Joint media release The Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Leader of the Nationals The Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister For Communications, Minister for the Arts The Coalition Government today announced Sky Muster satellite users are expected to receive around…

2017 Nationals Federal Conference – Registration now open

2017 Nationals Federal Conference – Registration now open Register now for the 2017 Federal Conference to be held at QT Canberra from Friday, 8th September to Sunday, 10th September. Enjoy the new QT Canberra as our 2017 conference venue and don’t miss the Federal President’s Gala Dinner on Friday night at the stunning National Arboretum.…

$5 million to strengthen agricultural leadership

  • Applications open on 5 April for the Coalition Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund to develop leadership capacity and capability within agricultural industries. • Australian agricultural peak industry representative bodies can apply for funding to support initiatives that build leadership skills within their sector. • Applications close Wednesday 17 May, 2017.…

Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Local Government and Territories Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Leader of The Nationals Wednesday, 15 March 2017 Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce I’m so pleased to let you know the Coalition Government has a new Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce chaired by the Prime Minister. The…

Revitalising regional education

The Coalition Government will conduct a comprehensive review of regional education with the aim of getting more regional, rural and remote students to not just be successful at school but to go on to further study, training and employment. Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Nationals Barnaby Joyce said the review would be critical…

Decentralisation is not just good for the regions

We are calling on regional Australians to make your views clear on why areas outside big cities deserve jobs after a new inquiry into decentralisation of Commonwealth agencies passed with Coalition support in the Senate. Every Council, Chamber of Commerce, CWA and community association in every regional town is invited to make a submission to…

2016 Newsletter

CHRISTMAS WISHES from the Leader and President of The Nationals   2016 will be remembered as the year that The Nationals did some heavy lifting to ensure a majority Coalition government was secured for all Australians. The Nationals increased their seats by one; and the Coalition secured government by a margin of one. For regional Australia,…