New projects to improve safety for freight operators

The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to improve the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle routes, with new investments in 28 projects totalling $56.2 million under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. In a boost for our regions, changes to program guidelines meant rural and regional projects could apply for funding to cover…

Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie National Press Club Address

Thank you Maurice Reilly as CEO and National Press Club and Lara Tingle as President for hosting me today and putting regional Australia on the NPC’s agenda. Thank you Kath for moderating today – your reporting on rural and regional affairs is an important contribution to the national discussion.   I would like to acknowledge…

$400 million to improve Queensland beef corridors

The Coalition Government has committed $400 million to seal more than 450 kilometres of Queensland roads and contribute to upgrading heavy vehicle corridors critical to the transport of cattle and beef. Improving the roads will improve supply chains and means suppliers will be able to enter more markets faster, generate more economic activity and create…

COALITION GOVERNMENT TO CREATE 450,000 REGIONAL JOBS

The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister   The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development   The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer   Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience   The…

A fish tale and the one who didn’t get away

The Hon. David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia Deputy Leader of the Nationals   Wednesday, 27 April 2022 A fish tale and the one who didn’t get away   A Singaporean tourist who attempted to bring in 38 live fish hidden in home-made cushions has had their visa cancelled, been refused entry…

$5 MILLION TO UPGRADE CENTRAL QUEENSLAND LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE FACILITIES

The Coalition Government has committed $5 million to upgrade the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) in Rockhampton to support Central Queensland’s beef industry. The upgrade will add a roof to the facility, increasing safety and animal welfare, as well as creating efficiencies projected to deliver $13.25 million of local economic benefits each year from increased…

$845,000 TO BUILD CHILDCARE FACILITIES IN WIMMERA REGION

The Liberal and Nationals Government has committed $845,000 towards building a long care daycare centre in Murtoa for the first time. The centre will provide 30 places for the combined communities of Minyip, Murtoa and Rupanyup to improve early education for children and have a positive economic impact on the region. With long wait times…

$13.5 MILLION FOR THE MURRAY RIVER ADVENTURE TRAIL

The Liberal and Nationals Government is committing $13.5 million towards the Murray River Adventure Trail to boost Mildura’s liveability and provide greater walking, running and cycling paths for residents and tourists. The completion of the 36-kilometre trail along the river from Mildura to Yelta will provide all members of the community an option to keep…

Transcript: Sunrise with the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Nat Barr: Thank you, Sam. Liberal candidate, Katherine Deves has been driven into hiding after receiving death threats over controversial comments she made about transgender athletes. The Warringah candidate has reportedly moved to a secret location and sent her family out of Sydney amid fears for her safety. The Labor Party is not without conflict…