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RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA GOES TO THE TOP OF LABOR’S AGENDA

Rural and regional issues went to the top of Labor’s agenda today with the first meeting of the new Country Caucus.

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JOEL FITZGIBBON - TRANSCRIPT - PRESS CONFERENCE - CANBERRA

E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, 17 JULY 2014 CANBERRA

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AG IN POLITICAL WILDERNESS

I’ve been waiting for Barnaby Joyce to take the credit for the Nick Kyrgios win over Rafael Nadal - he seems to have already claimed just about everything else.

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RURAL AUSTRALIA DESERVE CERTAINITY IN DROUGHT FUNDING

Labor is calling on the Abbott Government to immediately rule out more cuts to drought concessional loan funding following the Treasurer’s announcement today that he is looking for more cuts to rescue his shambolic Budget.

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COUNTRY CAUCUS UP AND RUNNING

At its meeting today the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party endorsed the establishment of the Country Caucus.

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ABBOTT’S EXORBITANT DEGREES A DISASTER FOR VETERINARY PROFESSION

The national organisation representing veterinarians has warned the Abbott Government its higher education changes could almost double the cost of veterinary science degrees and have a potentially disastrous impact on the profession.

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JOYCE’S EXAMINATION SHOULD NOT BE CODE FOR LESS SPENDING FOR AUSTRALIA’S BIOSECURITY

Today’s announcement by Barnaby Joyce that there will be consultation on Australia’s Import Risk Analysis must not be code for less spending for Australia’s biosecurity.

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RUTHERFORD PUBLIC - THANK GOODNESS FOR THE BER

Today’s story about the plight of Rutherford Public School is a reminder of the benefits of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program.

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TIME FOR GREENS TO JOIN US IN THE REAL WORLD

Daily Telegraph

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FASTEST GOVERNMENT BACK-DOWN EVER- GOOD NEWS FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS IN RURAL & REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Abbott Government’s back-down on Medicare Rebates for Practice Nurses is good news for rural and regional Australia.

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