Trevor Hicks selected National Party candidate for Eden-Monaro

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Councillor Trevor Hicks has been elected as The Nationals’ candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election. Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack said Mr Hicks was elected by local branch members in an historic online video preselection this morning. Mr Hicks’ candidacy gives voters in the diverse Eden-Monaro communities choice. “Trevor…

$1.8 billion boost for local government

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and…

Nationals negotiate better deal for regional airports

The Nationals Senate team has welcomed moves by the Government to ensure costs incurred by regional airports to implement improved security screening measures will not be passed on unfairly to regional travellers. The Nationals in the Senate negotiated changes to the cost recovery model proposed by the Government to ensure travellers did not face disproportionate…

Boost for bushfire recovery

Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Liberal and Nationals Government. As part of the Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program, bushfire affected communities will share in $448.5 million from the Liberal and…

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 focused on delivering for regional Australia

The Federal President of The Nationals the Hon Larry Anthony said today that the new changes to The Nationals Ministry reflected the continued focus of the Party on supporting the eight million Australians that live in regional, rural and remote communities. Mr Anthony congratulated the Hon David Littleproud MP on becoming the Minister for Agriculture…

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…