BY: Rob Harris
A FOREIGN takeover of GrainCorp must be rejected by the Federal Government, the National Party agreed at the weekend.
The party's federal council passed a motion calling on Treasurer Wayne Swan to stop a $3.4 billion takeover bid by US corporation Archer Daniels Midland.
If appr... ...more
THE Coalition has promised increased scrutiny of foreign investments after the Nationals Federal Council moved for a rejection of the Graincorp takeover on the weekend.
Nationals Senator Fiona Nash said the party had called on the government to reject the ADM proposal to takeover Graincorp.
The pr... ...more
BY: Anna Vidot
The Commonwealth's low-interest loans proposal for debt-stricken farmers is poorly thought out and unfair, a Budget Estimates hearing has been told.
The Federal Government has allocated $60 million over two years for each of the states and the Northern Territory, if they sign up to ... ...more
BY: John Ross
29 May 2013
RESIDENTS of regional Australia are only half as likely to have degrees as their metropolitan counterparts, little-known census data has revealed.
Just 17 per cent of regional 25 to 34-year-olds had bachelor or postgraduate qualifications in 2011, compared with 3... ...more
BY: Anthony Cini
DUBBO will be hit with a $20 million federal government cut to tertiary education, which will have a rippling affect in other regional centres.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) will cop the million-dollar hit which will not only affect Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst, but also sm... ...more
BY Mairi Manley
RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot has been criticised by Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Senator Fiona Nash over the impact of the budget on Richmond.
She said Mrs Elliot ... ...more
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard's latest $2.3 billion cuts to higher education are both "cruel and foolish", NSW Senator Fiona Nash says.
The opposition spokesperson for regional education said the cuts would have a particularly harsh impact on regional students and universities.
"The $900 million so... ...more
By JANICE HARRIS
Feb 23, 2013
Nationals will push in the coming weeks to convince their Liberal Party colleagues to fall in line with their policy to abolish the existing youth allowance scheme that means tests the income of parents, according to Coalition regional education spokesperson Fiona Nas... ...more