Leslie White | November 16, 2011
AUSTRALIA'S foreign investment watchdog monitors if foreign ag investors keep their promises via "letters from their lawyers".
The senate inquiry into foreign investment has grilled Foreign Investment Review Board officials over the “National Interest”... ...more
If Australia turns a blind eye to climate change it will have to be prepared to deal with the consequences of displaced environmental refugees, the Senate has been told.
The upper house is considering a package of government bills, setting up a carbon pricing regime, approved by the House of Repres... ...more
BY COLIN BETTLES
25 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM
AFTER a gruelling session in Federal Parliament firing barbs at Labor or the Greens, NSW Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash, loves nothing better than retreating home to the sanctity of her family farm.
She may look comfortable in Canberra, biting the heels of... ...more
29 Aug, 2011 04:00 AM
NSW Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash, says future food security is a major issue in Australia and around the globe.
But she is worried the Federal government has no vision on how it wants rural Australia to look in 20 to 30 years or the policies required to ens... ...more
NATIONALS senator Fiona Nash wants the government to change the youth allowance test for determining if someone has worked enough to deem them "independent".
She said a strict application of the guidelines had disqualified some students from regional areas for whom the parliament ... ...more
23 Aug, 2011 09:37 AM
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard came under intense fire from Coalition MPs at the Convoy of No Confidence rally after declining an invitation to speak to the protesters.
In attendance, however, was Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott , who was critical o... ...more
22 Aug, 2011 04:00 AM
A FULL review of the controversial scheme that bases financial incentives for rural doctors on a map of Australia is long overdue, according to Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash.
The map used in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Area... ...more
JULIA Gillard has been warned not to mess with the diesel fuel rebate in her carbon pricing scheme.
The Prime Minister will reveal details of the carbon tax on Sunday but the opposition's warned her today that she'll be in for a fight if she changes the diesel fuel rebate for farmers or concession... ...more