REGIONAL AND RURAL AUSTRALIA TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF INNOVATION

A more innovative Australia will improve the wellbeing and quality of life of Australians living in regional, rural and remote areas.  Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Warren Truss said the Australian Government’s new National Innovation and Science Agenda will change the way Australians work together to shape the future.  “Agriculture, small businesses…

National Stronger Regions Fund delivers $293 million for communities

The Australian Government has announced $293 million to fund 111 projects to help deliver economic benefits to communities around Australia through Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the second round of the programme had seen an increase in the number…

ANNUAL MINISTERIAL INFRASTRUCTURE STATEMENT

I am very pleased to deliver the Government’s second Annual Infrastructure Statement on behalf of the Prime Minister.   In my role as Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, I am particularly proud of the significant progress that has been made over the past twelve months delivering the critical infrastructure needed in every state and…

Driving profitability through better infrastructure for beef & cattle industry

A new report has underlined the importance of investment in supply chain infrastructure as a crucial factor in the ability of Australia’s beef and cattle industry to capture the significant opportunities presented by increasing food demand in Asia. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,…

Statement by Scott Mitchell, Federal Director of The Nationals

Regarding Brian Loughnane Federal Director of the Liberal Party Following the announcement by Brian Loughnane that he will stand down as Liberal Party Federal Director I acknowledge, on behalf of The Nationals, the outstanding contribution Brian has made to conservative politics in Australia over more than two decades. As Federal Director of the Liberal Party…

Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

Women and children in Australia have the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. Yet, one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, and 63 women have been killed so far this year. For Indigenous women the situation is even worse – they are 34 times…

Drought assistance extended to three more regions

THE drought-affected communities of Richmond and Barcoo in Queensland and Coonamble in New South Wales, are now eligible to participate in the Australian Government’s new Drought Communities Programme to assist in building much-needed infrastructure. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Drought Communities Programme had been introduced to…

New Liberal Leader – new Coalition Agreement

I want to pay tribute to my friend and colleague Tony Abbott. For the past two years Tony and I have led a government that delivered what it said it would deliver. We abolished Labor’s unfair and counter-productive carbon and mining taxes. We put a stop to the asylum seeker tragedy at sea. We put…

Liberal Party Leadership

They say a day is a long time in politics, and a week is an eternity. Never has this been truer than after the events of the past 24 hours, which has seen the election of a new Prime Minister. On behalf of The Nationals, I congratulate Malcolm Turnbull on his elevation as Leader of…