I am delighted to announce the Hon John Kerin AM has accepted our invitation to become Patron of Labor’s Country Caucus.Read more
Revelations that only 6 per cent of the money allocated for drought assistance loans has been allocated confirms the failure of the Abbott Government’s drought package.Read more
Families in the Hunter electorate will be among the hardest hit by Tony Abbott’s double hit on the sick Australians, Mr Fitzgibbon said today.Read more
90 Second House of Represnetatives StatementRead more
SUBJECT:Meeting with Northern Territory Producers, bipartisan support for further drought relief, concern at rising debt levels in farming communities.Read more
A little over a year ago a newly re-elected Prime Minister asked me what position I would like to hold in his Cabinet.
And I had a senior role in mind – it’s called agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
Now let’s be honest – not every politician asked by a PM what he or she would like to do in the name of the country would nominate agriculture in the first instance.
Labor supports the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association’s call for the return of $30 million that Barnaby Joyce stole from Tasmania’s share of the former Labor Government’s farm finance concessional loans scheme.Read more
E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORS PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA MONDAY, 25 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT: Drought Assistance Package failureRead more
Desperate drought affected farmers learned today where they rate on the Abbott Government’s priority list.Read more