The annual conference of the NSW Young Nationals, held in Tweed Heads over the weekend, has provided leadership in education policy, according to the organisation’s new federal patron, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader Fiona Nash.
“As Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education... ...more
Hopes that regional universities and students would benefit from a competent, attentive minister to attend to their plight following the latest reshuffle have evaporated with the portfolio merely being tacked on to the Trade Minister’s responsibilities, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary fo... ...more
The farce that the Gillard Labor Government has become is no laughing matter for regional students and universities, as they have to wait in limbo for the Prime Minister to appoint her third tertiary education minister since the beginning of the term, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for ... ...more
The Gillard Government must act immediately to reverse cuts which threaten to deny lifesaving treatment to cancer patients in regional Australia, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader Fiona Nash is demanding.
“This is the cruellest cut of all,” Senator Nash said.
In December 2012, the Government pocketed... ...more
A suite of policy proposals from the Regional Universities Network (RUN) is an important contribution to the national education debate and is worth serious consideration by all sides of politics, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Senator Fiona Nash.
“RUN’s electio... ...more
Words uttered in Parliament six years ago by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy have come back to haunt him with Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash describing his bid to rush 133 pages of media legislation through the Senate in a matter of days as ‘a complete farce’.
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An analysis of State and Territory elections results since regional federal MPs Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott gifted Julia Gillard a full term as Prime Minister shows a mass movement away from independent candidates, according to Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash.
“The recent West Austral... ...more
Women from regional Australia do it tougher than their city counterparts and make an enormous contribution to their local communities, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader, Fiona Nash has declared on International Women’s Day, 8 March.
Regional women are incredible. Things regional women... ...more