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.…

VALE TIM FISCHER AC

Statement on the Hon Tim Fischer AC The Nationals family and our nation have today lost a truly great Australian with the very sad passing of the Hon Tim Fischer AC. Tim Fischer was a soldier, a farmer, a politician, a leader, an ambassador, an author, a husband, a father and above all a person…

OUR PLAN TO SUPPORT FIRST HOME BUYERS

The Liberal and Nationals Government believes that all Australians should be able to aspire to own their own home. For most individuals and families, their home is the largest and most important asset they will own. We understand that home owners work hard, and make sacrifices, in order to pay their mortgage. And we understand…

OUR PLAN FOR QUALITY EDUCATION

Every Australian child, no matter where they live, should have access to a world-class education. The Liberal and Nationals Government has secured the funding and reforms necessary to ensure all Australian students can reach their potential – from early education, through school to vocational education and university. We are doing this by: • Delivering more…

OUR PLAN TO PROTECT OUR BORDERS TO KEEP AUSTRALIANS SAFE

To keep Australians safe and secure, we need to keep our economy strong. The Liberal National  Government’s economic management underpins the investments needed to protect our borders and keep Australians safe. We will not compromise our three proven border protection policies which have stopped the boats: regional processing, turn-backs where it is safe to do…

HELPING REGIONAL AND RURAL AUSTRALIAN KIDS GET BETTER HEALTH CARE

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest $19.7 million for Royal Far West (RFW) to expand their Telecare services, meaning allied health services like speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychology that aren’t available locally, can be delivered to more children in regional and rural Australia. Minister for Regional Services Senator Bridget McKenzie said that the…

SUPPORT FOR OUR DAIRY FARMERS

The Liberal and Nationals Government will create a dedicated Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) “Dairy Specialist” and provide relief for energy costs for dairy farmers as part of a $22 million package to assist dairy farmers across Australia. The message from dairy farmers around the country is clear: they are continuing to feel the…

OUR PLAN FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Liberal and Nationals Government has delivered for regional Australia. Investment in rural and regional areas has increased, reinforcing its place as an engine room of the economy, contributing $537 billion to annual Gross Domestic Product. Over eight million people now live, work and raise a family outside our capital cities. We are delivering the…