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MORE DIVISION AND INEPTITUDE IN COALITION RANKS

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane today told us what we already knew – the Government’s response to the drought has been sadly inadequate.

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HOCKEY’S COMMENT A SLAP IN THE FACE IN THE BUSH

Residents in rural and regional Australia are angry about Joe Hockey’s insensitive broken fuel tax promise comments.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S THREE MONTH BUDGET ANNIVERSARY NOT WORTH CELEBRATING

Today marks the three month anniversary of the Abbott Government’s Budget and for rural and regional Australia it is not one which gives rise to celebration.

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NOT BOWLED OVER BY BOOM TALK

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has described the idea that Australia could be an “Asian food bowl” as “ridiculous”.  It was a clear admission that all the talk of a food bowl from senior Government ministers has been just that, talk.

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JOYCE’S COMMENTS ON SUPPORT FOLLOWING RUSSIAN SANCTIONS CONCERNING

Labor stands ready to support the Abbott Government in providing help to farmers following the trade sanctions imposed on agricultural products by Russia.

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FITZGIBBON URGES RESIDENTS TO SIGN

Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon is urging Hunter residents to sign an online petition to support his campaign to pressure the Government and Telstra to deliver better internet access now.

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JOYCE ONLY PUTTING BACK THE $40 MILLION HE TOOK OUT OF LABOR’S CONCESSIONAL LOANS SCHEME

Barnaby Joyce is today boasting of an additional $40 million allocation to drought affected farmers in Queensland and New South Wales. 

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LET'S RISE ABOVE POLITICS FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION

The Land Newspaper blog

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LABOR TEAM VISITS WARKWORTH MINE

Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray joined Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon on a visit to Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley-Warkworth mine sites today.

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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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