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.…

100 days of delivering a fair share for regional Australia

100 days since the Coalition Government was sworn in for its second term; Nationals’ achievement checklist reveals historic delivery for regional Australia; Vital job-creating infrastructure includes safer roads, record investment in dams, pipelines and aquifers, more mobile phone towers and rural broadband top checklist; Leader of The Nationals and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and…

Don’t hold up history-making QLD water investment

Queensland Labor Government stalls on water infrastructure as Northern Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia all give their support to deliver on feasibility studies. $130 million is on the table for the construction of QLD’s Rookwood Weir as well as $2 million to finalise the business case. In 2006 Queensland Labor…

Thoroughbreds race towards a winning future

New research and development (R&D) levy to support development of winning foals Coalition Government providing $1.2 million for thoroughbred breeding industry Delivering on the Coalition’s election commitment to support industry’s request for R&D levy Australia’s thoroughbreds will be given a winning edge with a new levy to develop better disease control, stronger foals and horse…

Nash urges Australians to become organ donors

Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Local Government and Territories Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Leader of The Nationals  Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Deputy Nationals Leader and Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash has urged Australians to register to become organ donors.  Australians…

New-look expanded Nationals frontbench welcomed

Barnaby Joyce MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Leader of the Nationals Barnaby Joyce today congratulated Nationals Members and Senators on being sworn into the Coalition frontbench. Mr Joyce said the Nationals had an expanded role in the new Coalition Ministry…

COALITION STANDS BY DAIRY FARMERS

The Coalition Government will continue to stand by Australia’s dairy farmers following announcements of lower 2016-17 farm gate milk opening prices. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition is delivering assistance to dairy farmers in hardship with a $579 million support package to help farmers manage through…

$3.8 MILLION FOR LANDCARE GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Coalition Government has announced the successful applicants for funding from the National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 (Small Grants Round). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce said 103 projects will share a total of $3.8 million in funding to manage projects that support Australia’s vibrant,…

COALITION TO ENSURE CONTINUED DELIVERY OF ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS SERVICES

SENATOR THE HON. FIONA NASH MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND RURAL HEALTH SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES  Rural and remote dental services will receive a significant boost under a re-elected Coalition Government with the announcement of a two year, $11 million commitment to be delivered by the Royal Flying Doctors Service. The funding commitment…

EFFECTIVE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES

Efforts to improve animal management in remote communities will continue under a re-elected Coalition Government through an extension of funding for veterinary outreach services. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari, Tina MacFarlane, announced today that up to $1.8 million would be provided to the not-for-profit Animal Management in Rural…