Labor an Agriculture Policy Free Zone

Labor an Agriculture Policy Free Zone   The Labor Party has shown again they do not understand or care about the nation’s agricultural sector. As a result, they will push up the cost of groceries at the check-out for Australians. The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said Anthony Albanese failed to include…

Tasmania gets telecommunications boost

Tasmania gets telecommunications boost   Residents of Braddon and Lyons will soon be better connected following successful applications for funding new mobile blackspot and broadband projects under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program.  Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, said the projects form part of the Coalition Government’s continued roll-out of the $257 million…

UTAS RECIEVES REGIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION FUNDING

UTAS RECIEVES REGIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATION FUNDING   The Coalition Government will invest more than $3.5 million in the University of Tasmania to build capacity in research, training and environmentally sustainable production of critical metals.  Minister for Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said more than $19 million is being invested in a range of…

Funding boost to develop aircraft manufacturing capability at Darwin Airport

Funding boost to develop aircraft manufacturing capability at Darwin Airport   The Coalition Government has committed $10 million toward creating a new manufacturing industry at Darwin Airport. Upgrades to the airport will support the research, development, manufacturing, training and simulation for an upgrade to the Albatross amphibian aircraft. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said this…

$10 MILLION TO REVITALISE FREDS PASS SPORTING FACILITIES

The Coalition Government has committed $10 million to upgrade Freds Pass Sports and Recreation Reserve in Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory. Founded in 1976, the funding will update facilities to keep supporting more than 2,800 members for sporting and recreational facilities. Freds Pass caters for a wide variety of sports, equestrian, recreational and…

$593k to sweeten sugar exports

A $592,900 Coalition Government grant will help sugar exporters diversify into new, high-growth markets by reducing trade barriers and lowering price-distorting subsidies. The sugar industry project will provide research and analysis to support international and bilateral trade negotiations and improved access to key existing markets. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said the…

$3.9 MILLION BOOST FOR BASKETBALL IN IPSWICH

$3.9 MILLION BOOST FOR BASKETBALL IN IPSWICH   A re-elected Coalition Government will continue to deliver for grassroots sport with a $3.9 million commitment to strengthen the future of basketball in Ipswich. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joined Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck and LNP Candidate for Blair Sam Biggins in Ipswich today to announce…

$11.8 MILLION TO UPGRADE OLD GYMPIE ROAD

The Coalition Government will commit $11.8 million to fast-track a vital road upgrade in a growing area of Longman, if re-elected. The project involves upgrading a section of Old Gympie Road in Dakabin, between Nellies Lane and Alma Road, from two to four lanes which will improve traffic flow through that area. It also includes…

Roundtable with Devonport Civic and Business Leaders to Discuss $2 Billion Regional Accelerator Program

 Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, will be meeting civic and business leaders today in Devonport to discuss opportunities from the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Accelerator Program.  “Through the $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program, the Federal Government will work closely with regional centres, like Devonport, to bring…

Labor will push prices up by killing the Agricultural Visa

 Australian farmers have warned that a Labor Government will push up prices even further at the check-out if the Agricultural Visa is axed. The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said farmers are telling Australians that the Labor Party will cause worker shortages in the agriculture sector. “Fruit and vegetable farmer Paul Shoker…