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…

Big response on the future of agriculture

A bumper harvest of responses to the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper will provide a wealth of ideas to take forward to the next stage of deliberation, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said today. The first consultation stage of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper process has drawn to a close with more than 600 submissions from around…

THE HON. TONY ABBOTT MP ADDRESS TO THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE, SYDNEY

It was about the middle of last year when Gerard Henderson first asked me if I’d address this 25th anniversary dinner. My response was along the lines that you might not want me if the election goes the wrong way. It’s to Gerard’s and The Sydney Institute’s credit that he was prepared to take a…

City and country needs met by new airport

After decades of dithering, this week the Coalition Government did in months what no other government has achieved… locked-in an airport for Western Sydney at Badgerys Creek. This important local, state and national development is backed by a $3.5 billion injection for new and improved infrastructure across Western Sydney, delivered in partnership with the New…

WA in the driver’s seat

It will be all eyes on Western Australia on Saturday night as the nation waits for the verdict in the re run Senate election. Six years of the Labor-Greens circus was more than enough. But the debacle that was the Senate result six months ago, with a sea of unrepresentative micro parties, puts this election…

Greens launch fresh attack on Australian agricultural competitiveness

Agricultural competitiveness in Australia has again come under attack from the Green’s underhanded tactics seeking to prevent the resumption of live animal exports to Egypt, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said today. Minister Joyce said a disallowance motion to be introduced into the Senate by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon seeks to prevent the resumption of live…

The Hon Warren Truss, Address to LNP State Council

Well thank you very much Keith Pitt for that introduction. Bruce McIver, our President, and other members of the executive, Ministers state and federal – and it’s great to be able to say that in Queensland, for the first time for a very, very long time – Federal and State Members of Parliament and Senators,…

ADDRESS TO THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

Davos, Switzerland Prime Minister THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT For more than 40 years, this World Economic Forum at Davos has been an important contributor to global progress. It has brought together some of the best thinkers and most important decision-makers: not to dwell on problems but to focus on opportunities. As 2014…

2013 Campaign Directors Address – National Press Club

Scott Mitchell – Federal Director, National Party of Australia  Deputy Leader, Barnaby Joyce, Luke Hartsuyker, Darren Chester, Michael McCormack other Parliamentary Members and Senators. Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for the opportunity to address the National Press Club. I realize I’m the third Federal Director of the three major parties to give a…