The Gillard Government has spent $700,000 advertising its own backflip on Youth Allowance rules for regional students, including radio commercials in Arabic, Italian and Cantonese, officials confirmed this week in Senate Estimates to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Senator Fio... ...more
The Minister and officials in Senate Estimates faced intense questioning from Nationals Deputy Senate Leader and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Fiona Nash over ongoing income support inequities which make if harder for regional students to attend university, particula... ...more
The latest draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan makes a mockery of the Prime Minister’s demands the nation becomes the ‘foodbowl to Asia’ and it is hardly surprising the only person in Australia seemingly to welcome its release is Labor Water Minister Tony Burke, according to Deputy Leader of the... ...more
Councils in the Richmond and Page federal electorate could be directly slugged with Labor’s carbon tax, leading to likely further rate rises for local homeowners, it has been revealed in Senate Estimates, according to North Coast Nationals Senator Fiona Nash.
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The Annual General Meeting of the Young Branch of the Nationals elected a new chairperson and welcomed several new members, local Nationals Senator, Fiona Nash has revealed.
“There is considerable and growing enthusiasm for the Nationals across the Hume electorate and it was great to ... ...more
A new partnership between Young’s Hennessy Catholic College and the Australian Catholic University is a huge boost for regional students, according to local senator and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Fiona Nash.
“Hennessy College and the ACU are teaming to allow regional stu... ...more
The Gillard Government’s latest Budget failed to deal with the critical shortage of doctors in smaller rural communities, despite the Government having been informed of relatively inexpensive solutions to fix the crisis, according to Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Fiona Nash.
The Gillard Government’s “cook the books” Budget is dreadful news for people living in the Page electorate, according to duty Senator for the North Coast, Fiona Nash.
“Apart from some welcome if long overdue funding for Lismore Hospital, it is clear local Labor MP Janelle Saffin failed to g... ...more