The Nationals mark 100 years

The National Party of Australia today officially marked its centenary – making it the second oldest party in the Commonwealth Parliament. The Party commenced a year of centenary events with a commemorative tree dedication at the National Arboretum in Canberra to recognise the Party’s three Prime Ministers and celebrate the strength and resilience of regional…

The Nationals appoint new Federal Director

The Nationals Federal Management Committee has appointed Jonathan Hawkes as the Party’s new Federal Director. Mr Hawkes brings to the role more than 15 years’ experience in state and federal politics in senior campaign and government roles as well as a depth of industry and private sector experience. Working currently as the Senior Communications Manager…

Immediate Financial Support for Bushfire Affected Communities

The Coalition Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen community resilience. A further $18 million will be set aside to provide additional support to…

Bushfire Relief and Recovery

Our country is facing devastating and widespread national bushfires. They have been burning throughout the country for months now but today is shaping up as our most challenging day, with a state of emergency declared in NSW and Victoria while Tasmania and South Australia also face significant threats. We are well prepared, well organised and…

OUR FEDERAL CENTENARY EVENT

As the second oldest political party in Australia, The Nationals will be celebrating its Centenary on 22 January 2020. To acknowledge and celebrate our 100 year milestone in Australian politics, this is a unique opportunity to recognise and reflect on the great history of Australian democracy. We invite you to join us on Friday 13…

FEDERAL PARTY DIRECTOR

Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack and Nationals Party President Larry Anthony today acknowledge the significant role of Federal Party Director Ben Hindmarsh, following his decision not to renew his contract next year. Mr McCormack acknowledged Mr Hindmarsh’s invaluable contribution to The Nationals in this vital role, including driving important internal reforms and overseeing the Party’s…

STEP UP IN DROUGHT BUDGET SUPPORT

Drought-hit farmers, small businesses and rural towns are set for an immediate cash injection to keep stock fed and watered, keep businesses open, keep locals in work and pump funds into local economies. The Prime Minister said the Coalition Government’s next step of measures to combat the drought’s impact was ready to flow. “We are…

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NATIONALS FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNIQUE

The Nationals Federal Parliamentary team is committed to building a safer, stronger, more prosperous and sustainable regional Australia. As the only political party 100% focused on the needs, hopes and aspirations of regional people, we are determined to deliver for people who live outside our capital cities. Friday’s meeting in Nagambie, Victoria, focused on the…

OUR DROUGHT RESPONSE

Our Government continues to stand with our drought-affected farmers and regional communities. It’s not a set-and-forget response. We continue to listen to farmers and communities affected and will continue to respond. Our National Drought Response Plan has three parts: 1. HELPING THOSE AFFECTED RIGHT NOW First, and most immediately, we’re helping farmers and graziers who…

WORKING FOR YOU

100 days since the federal election We’re getting on with the job and delivering on our plan. This includes delivering tax relief for 10 million Australians. We believe you should keep more of what you earn. We’ve delivered practical help for our drought-affected farmers. We’ve taken action to lower electricity, child care and medical costs.…