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,…

Welcoming the new Federal Director

Ben Hindmarsh’s appointment as the new Federal Director of the Nationals has been welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, Barnaby Joyce. Mr Joyce said the appointment was important to maintaining the momentum of The Nationals coming out of the recent federal election when the party secured its highest number of…

The Nationals Appoint New Federal Director

The Nationals Federal Management Committee has appointed Ben Hindmarsh as the Party’s new Federal Director. Mr Hindmarsh brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience working with The Nationals in state and federal politics. Currently Chief of Staff to the Hon Darren Chester Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Hindmarsh has previously held senior…

JOYCE AND NASH WELCOME PC STUDY

JOYCE AND NASH WELCOME PC STUDY National leaders Joyce and Nash welcome PC study into regional economies This complements the huge amount of work and investment already being made in regional Australia Australia’s cities exist because of its regions and their economic contribution Leader of the Nationals, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Deputy Leader…

South Australian Labor humiliates itself

Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Local Government and Territories Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Leader of The Nationals The South Australian Labor Government has humiliated itself by confusing Rounds 2 and Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s Mobile Black Spots Program, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said…

Labor whinges, the Coalition delivers

Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Local Government and Territories Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Leader of The Nationals   The Victorian Labor Party’s political tactic of whingeing at news it will receive 32 new mobile phone towers is laughable, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said today. “Rather than…

Statement by Scott Mitchell, Federal Director of The Nationals

With the dust now settled on the Federal election I have today advised the Federal Management Committee and the Parliamentary Party Room of The Nationals that I intend to step down as Federal Director in early 2017. It has been a privilege to be Federal Director for almost five years and Campaign Director for the…

The Nationals Pay Tribute to Outgoing Federal Director Scott Mitchell

One of The Nationals’ most successful election campaigns in decades was overseen by Scott Mitchell, who today announced he would be stepping down as Director of the party early in the new-year. The organisational and parliamentary wings of The Nationals praised Mr Mitchell for having overseen two important election campaigns that delivered for regional Australia.…

Coalition Building Better Regions

Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Regional Communications Minister for Local Government and Territories Deputy Leader of the Nationals Senator for New South Wales Rural, regional and remote Australia can apply for funding to build better regions under a new fund announced by Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash today.…