Federal education officials questioned in Senate Estimates were unable to provide basic statistics about the number of students from regional Australia missing out on income support since the Government tightened eligibility criteria in 2010, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional ... ...more
It has been revealed in Senate Estimates that the Gillard Government doesn’t even have a management plan for a property it ploughed more than $9 million of taxpayer funds into back in 2011.
Under questioning by Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash, a Climate Change Department official concede... ...more
Australia was more than ably represented at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament meeting in London by young Warialda woman, Claire Coulton, according to Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash.
“Claire was elected leader of the opposition in the Youth Parliament which included 18 to 29 year... ...more
A young woman from rural Victoria has been praised by Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash, for suggesting supermarkets should display the price they pay Australian farmers for the food they sell.
ABC Heywire winner, Ashley Hammond made the suggestions when she met the Department of A... ...more
There needs to be a national debate on foreign investment in agriculture to guarantee Australia’s food security in the coming decades, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash, has argued in a new book launched on Wednesday.
Future Proofing Australia – The Right Answers for Our Future (Melbourne ... ...more
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s failure to promote any MPs or senators from regional Australia to Cabinet in her latest reshuffle means residents from regional Australia will continue to suffer right up until Election Day, according to the Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash.
“The Cabinet tab... ...more
The Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates at historic lows on Tuesday might be good news for families with home loans, but it spells more hardship for many self-funded retirees, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader Fiona Nash has warned.
“Low interest rates are great if you owe the bank a lot of... ...more
Residents of regional NSW will not tolerate any move by the Gillard Government to agree to Sydney Airport management demands to slash peak time access to the airport for flights from regional communities, Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Fiona Nash has warned.
“This is a do-or-die issu... ...more