A desperate skilled workforce shortage in agribusiness could put Australia’s food security at risk unless it is urgently addressed, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education, Senator Fiona Nash.
The Nationals Deputy Senate Leader was commenting on a damning Senate C... ...more
School Education Minister, Senator Kim Carr confirmed during parliamentary Question Time on Thursday that there will be no compensation for NSW public schools, which will now each have to find an extra $9000 a year for the carbon tax, according to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Ed... ...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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Fantasy tour for Green leader
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Thursday, April, 19, 2012, (7:12am)
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THE Nationals have launched a blitz on Labor-held seats in northern NSW, believing the electorates are ripe for assault because of electricity price rises from the carbon tax.
Over the past two days Nationals MPs have targeted two ALP-seats in northern NSW - Page, held by Janel... ...more
THE Tweed is shaping up as a key federal political battleground, with high-profile politicians visiting the region this week to begin the war for northern NSW.
Most of the Federal Nationals team arrived on the Tweed yesterday for a two-day blitz of the region, with leader Warren Truss making it cle... ...more
By Mairi Manley
FEDERAL Nationals leader Warren Truss will take the Nationals parliamentary team on a two-day blitz of the Richmond and Page electorates, starting on Monday.
"It will start with a party room meeting in Tweed Heads then take to the road through both electorates," said spokesman f... ...more
Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has been urged to visit communities in the Murray-Darling Basin so she can hear first-hand how a draft management plan will affect them.
Senator Hanson-Young was absent from meetings in Hay and Mildura this week when a Senate committee took evidence from... ...more