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Live sheep exports

I welcome Minister Littleproud’s intervention in the live sheep trade and thank him for his cooperative consultations with me.

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Transcript - Television Interview - Sky News - Wednesday 4 April 2018

SUBJECTS: Liddell Power Station, AGL, Bayswater Power Station, Hunter’s energy future

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Transcript - Radio Interview - ABC Newcastle 1233 - Wednesday 4 April 2018

SUBJECTS: Liddell Power Station, AGL, Bayswater Power Station.

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Easter office closure

I wish a Happy and safe Easter to all in the Hunter and beyond! 

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Turnbull Government fails to provide the Senate with a copy of the APVMA Digital Strategy

Yesterday Labor moved a motion in the Senate for the Turnbull Government to provide a copy of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s (APVMA) Digital Strategy by 5pm on 28 March 2018.

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Transcript - Television Interview - Speers - Wednesday 28 March 2018

SUBJECTS: Televised meeting between Foreign Minister and Russian Ambassador; cricket; Malcolm Turnbull’s $65 billion tax cuts; public interest test; imputation reform

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Littleproud's extraordinary statement on abandoned applications

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s comment that many of the 200 applicants for the Rural Investment Corporation (RIC) Board have “moved on” because of amendments made to the RIC Bill in the Senate is disappointing at best.

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Latest apprentice figures show continuing decline

Apprentice and trainee numbers continue to fall under the Turnbull government, with no national agreement in place to arrest the precipitous decline.

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Australians and our trading partners need reassurance our rockmelons are safe to eat

News that a sixth death has occurred due to the listeria outbreak in rockmelons is devastating news for the families involved and will further impact the Australian rockmelon industry.

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Regional Investment Corporation Board kept a secret

David Littleproud must ensure proper transparency and accountability about who will serve on the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) board.

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