Securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters

A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment. In addition, around $10 million in Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) levies will also be waived for all Commonwealth fishers, ensuring…

Supporting regional Australia through COVID-19

An initial $1 billion will be injected into regional communities to support businesses, agriculture and tourism impacted by the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s response to the crisis. Today the Commonwealth Government announced an extra $66.1 billion in stimulus measures which brings the total economic support…

Announcement of new ministerial appointments

The announcement of new ministerial appointments today demonstrates The Nationals’ ongoing commitment to delivering for regional Australians. The team is the right mix of experience and new talent enabling the Liberal and Nationals Government to keep providing the services our regional communities need and deserve. The Hon David Littleproud MP will become the Minister for…

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…

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…