An innocuous question about the Gillard Government’s well publicised failure to provide medical internships for Australian-trained students provoked a bizarre response from senior Labor Minister Joe Ludwig in Question Time on Monday, according to Nationals Deputy Senate Leader Fiona Nash.
Students from regional Australia will be hard hit by the Government’s $2.4 billion cuts to education and training, particularly the Treasurer’s decision to abandon the indexation of Student Start-up Scholarships, an $82.3 million spending cut, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional... ...more
A Nationals Senator has taken issue with the Macquarie Dictionary’s extraordinary decision to change the definition of the word ‘misogyny’ from ‘hatred of women’ to ‘prejudices against women’.
Deputy Leaders of the Nationals in the Senate, Fiona Nash said she had been alarmed to read reports the Di... ...more
A $35 million Labor election promise to support innovation and productivity among regional food producers ended with the Government investing just $8.5 million in the program, Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Fiona Nash, discovered in the course of Senate Estimates hearings late... ...more
The Government’s failure to have Department of Transport and Infrastructure officials provide timely answers to official Questions on Notice provoked an angry response from Nationals Deputy Senate Leader Fiona Nash at a Senate Estimates hearing on Tuesday morning.
“When department officials... ...more
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s ‘war on men’ is a politically self-serving strategy that demeans all women and distracts from the Labor Government’s numerous policy failures, according to Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Fiona Nash.
“Julia Gillard should be well aware that critici... ...more
North Coast Labor MPs Janelle Saffin and Justine Elliot need to explain to local women why they voted this week for Peter Slipper to remain as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Despite all the appalling crude sexist text messages, Ms Saffin and Ms Elliot chose to support and endorse P... ...more
A child food allergy awareness campaign by Bowral journalist and mother, Grace Farah has been praised in Federal Parliament by Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash.
"It all started when the family narrowly avoided tragedy after Ms Farah’s daughter accidentally ate chocolate containing... ...more