FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO INDEPENDENT REPORT INTO FISH DEATHS

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud has announced a suite of measures in response to the final report of the independent expert panel assessing fish deaths in December 2018 and January 2019 (the Vertessy Report). “I think all Australians who saw footage of these fish deaths were deeply saddened,” Minister Littleproud said. “The…

LABOR’S ‘JUST’ TRANSITION PLAN

Labor must come clean about the true scale of its plans to destroy regional jobs and traditional Australian industries under its so-called ‘Just Transition’ plan. Labor wants to create jobs in a new bureaucracy whose sole purpose is to wind up jobs in our regional centres and rural communities. Labor has promised to create a…

Labor will drive up the cost of vehicles

Labor’s plan for 50% of electric vehicles by 2030 would cripple regional Australia because: The greater distances required to travel between charging The inability of electric cars to carry loads, tow trailers or boats The lack of model options to suit agriculture or mining, the main employing industries in regional Australia Their strict vehicle emissions…

LABOR’S RETIREE TAX

Labor wants to abolish tax refunds on share dividends. When retirees and low income earners get a refund on share dividends, it’s because the tax has already been paid by the company. Under Labor, retirement savings would be taxed three times – going into super, in the fund and then again in retirement. This is…

LABOR’S ELECTRICITY TAX

Labor wants to raise Australia’s emissions reduction target to 45% – far beyond our international commitment of 26-28%. This would require Australia to go far beyond the rest of the world. Bill Shorten also wants to replicate South Australian Labor’s 50% renewables target on a national level. Labor’s policies would mean higher power prices and…

KATRINA HODGKINSON FOR GILMORE

An infectious passion for her community and two decades’ experience will be drawn upon as former NSW Government Minister Katrina Hodgkinson launched her campaign as The Nationals’ candidate for Gilmore. Joining Katrina in Moruya today, Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Michael McCormack said he is delighted Katrina will contest the seat of Gilmore for…

SCULLION A CHAMPION FOR THE COUNTRY: NATS

A down-to-Earth style and fearless advocacy for country people is the hallmark of Nigel Scullion’s legacy from almost two decades of service in the Senate, The Nationals say. Paying tribute to the retiring Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Senator for the Northern Territory, Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said Senator Scullion’s political…

THE NATIONALS APPLAUD AUSTRALIA DAY HONOUR RECIPIENTS

The Nationals President the Hon Larry Anthony has applauded the hard work and dedication to our nation of those Australians recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. “The Australia Day Honours highlight the selfless work of everyday Australians who do so much for our nation and ask so little in return,” Mr Anthony said. “The Nationals…

ANNE WEBSTER PRESELECTED AS THE NATIONALS CANDIDATE FOR MALLEE

Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie has today welcomed the announcement of Nationals candidate for the electorate of Mallee, Anne Webster. “The Nationals are the most Democratic Party in all of politics, and today grass roots democracy was in full swing.” Senator McKenzie said. Local party members of The Nationals…