DAVEY TO TAKE SHADOW WATER ROLE

Accepting the Water and Emergency Management portfolios in the Shadow Ministry, NSW Senator and Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Perin Davey said both portfolios are priority areas for regional communities. “We have learned a lot over the last three years...

GREENS WATER PUSH WILL DESTROY RIVER COMMUNITIES

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Greens are already putting demands on the Albanese Labor Government to rewrite the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of Basin communities. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is not only trying to write the ALP’s water policy, but also...

BACKING REGIONAL HEALTH

MEDIA RELEASE As election day has almost arrived, it is great to see policies being announced for regional and rural communities. I am proud to back Minister for regional health, David Gillespie, in the fight to secure more healthcare professionals in the regions....

HIGHWAY MOBILE UPGRADES TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS

MEDIA RELEASE Mobile connectivity along the Silver City Highway will improve following successful applications for funding mobile and broadband upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program. Senator for NSW, Perin Davey said lack of mobile access along...

WARTIME HERITAGE PRESERVED IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Six local organisations across the Hunter will share in over $20,000 to deliver projects to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans including a new Memorial Wall and garden at Singleton Heights Public School. Announcing the...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY – HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the Hunter will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Lake Macquarie were set to benefit to...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY – RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the region will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Byron and Tweed Shire Councils were set to benefit to the tune...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the Hunter will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Lake Macquarie were set to benefit to...

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT KEY TO WATER BUDGET

MEDIA RELEASE The Edward-Wakool and Murray River districts have an opportunity to apply for further funding under the Healthy Rivers – Healthy Communities grant program announced in this week’s budget. Deniliquin based Senator for NSW, Perin Davey, said the $97...

HUNTER KEY HUB FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MEDIA RELEASE The Hunter region has been identified as a regional hub and will be targeted for investment in key projects to drive economic and job growth in existing and emerging industries. The Coalition Government announced $750 million for projects in the Hunter...

NBN UPGRADES TO DELIVER FASTER BROADBAND TO HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Faster internet is coming to areas in the Hunter thanks to upgrades to the NBN Co’s Fibre to the node (FTTN) technology. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, said this would support...

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTOR RECRUITMENT

MEDIA RELEASE Clinics in Glendale, Argenton and Charleston will have more opportunities to recruit doctors following the successful review of the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) status. The regions are now classified as a Distribution Priority Area following an...

JERVIS BAY FLYOVER GETS GREEN LIGHT

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The long-awaited Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade is now one step closer to reality, with the submissions report released today showing overwhelming support for the proposed designs. The $125 million intersection upgrade is...

DENI UTE MUSTER GETS A RISE

MEDIA RELEASE After two years of COVID cancellations, the Deniliquin Ute Muster has received some good news with the announcement of $400,000 of Federal Government funding. The grant has been provided through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund,...

LOCAL ROADS PRIORITY PROJECTS GET THE GREEN LIGHT

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Three priority projects around Cessnock will be upgraded thanks to funding from the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program. The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $2,130,798 including $800,000 for the Kurri...

POWERING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Morrison Government is supporting community groups across the Richmond region to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The grants from the Powering Communities Program will enable the not-for-profit groups, like Bangalow...

POWERING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Morrison Government is supporting community groups across the Hunter region to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The grants from the Powering Communities Program will enable the not-for-profit groups, like the Singleton...

SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local Governments in the Richmond region can continue to deliver priority projects after receiving the third 2021-22 quarterly payment of the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the...

SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local Governments in the Hunter region can continue to deliver priority projects after receiving the third 2021-22 quarterly payment of the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the...

DEPUTY CHAIR WELCOMES FLAG’S FREEDOM

MEDIA RELEASE As the Deputy Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag I welcome the Commonwealth acquiring the copyright of the Flag so it can be freely used by all members of the Australian Public. The agreement reached by the Commonwealth and the...

FEDERAL FUNDING BOOST FOR M1 TO RAYMOND TERRACE

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Government is investing a further $80 million to ensure delivery of one of the Hunter’s biggest ever infrastructure projects, the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace. This additional commitment brings the Federal...

$2.4M IN FUNDING TO FLOW INTO CESSNOCK LEVEE

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE A joint agreement between the Australian and NSW Governments will see the construction of a multi-million dollar levee to protect Cessnock. The signing of the agreement this week has unlocked $2.4 million in Federal funding from the National Flood...

Emergency Relief and flood mitigation funding for NSW

**Information on personal hardship and distress assistance can be accessed via Service NSW on 13 77 88 or online at www.service.nsw.gov.au.** On the back of devastating floods in northern and western NSW, Senator Perin Davey has welcomed comprehensive support from the...

Consultation on domestic organics regulation

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE • Consumers, organic farmers, food manufacturers and exporters are encouraged to have their say on improving Australia’s domestic organic regulatory framework• The consultation will focus on potential regulatory or non-regulation options across all...

New, improved facilities for north coast schools

Staff and students at two schools on the NSW north coast will benefit from a range of new facilities thanks to funding under the Federal Government’s Capital Grants Program. Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the Government will provide $550,000 for the...

Funding boost to provide extra support for veterans

Local RSL Sub-Branches will benefit from the latest round of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) funding to support local veterans and their families. The Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub-Branch will receive over $53,000...

Advisory Group on water market to progress reform

An advisory group of technical experts, water market users and stakeholder representatives will provide the Government with key advice on how to implement recommendations from the ACCC water market review leading to an improved water market. Former water policy...

Draft Code brings hope for boarding students

Senator Perin Davey has welcomed today’s announcement that the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) will consider a nationally consistent approach on border restrictions for boarding school students. The moves comes after Minister for...

Federal funding boost for councils in Hunter

More than $4 million has been received by local governments in the electorate of Hunter with the first 2021-22 quarterly payment through the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program.   Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the funding was...

Road safety funding flows to Richmond

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered to the Richmond electorate thanks to funding from the Australian Government. New South Wales Nationals Senator Perin Davey said the funding will deliver crucial road safety improvements...

Labor must rule out funding for job-killing EDO

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey joined Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt in calling on Labor to abandon plans to provide millions of dollars of taxpayer funding to the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO). “The EDO specialises in...

Australian history to be showcased in Yass

The 21st birthday of the Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club provides the perfect opportunity for the official launch of the National Agricultural technology Museum, following completion of the concept design phase made possible with $150,000 funding from the Australian Government.

Planning a secure water future for Australia

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Government is providing a further $22.3 million for the development of business cases for eight water infrastructure projects that will help secure Australia’s water future. New South Wales Senator Perin Davey welcomed the investment...

Important road safety upgrade for Cooma

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE A new roundabout, additional street lighting and drainage improvements will form part of the safety upgrade to one of Cooma’s busiest intersections. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael...

More jobs, better roads for Hunter

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE On the final day of a three-day tour of the Hunter Region, Nationals Senator for NSW Perin Davey has welcomed the Government announcement of additional funding for local road projects in the area. The announcement is part of the latest round of the...

Joint Media Release

Nationals Senators are calling on the big banks to stop putting their politically charged climate policies ahead of the jobs of hardworking Australians.

Parliamentary Friends of Landcare launch

Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey and Victorian Labor Senator Raff Ciccone have launched the Parliamentary Friends of Landcare, which aims to champion the work of Landcare groups and the beneficial impact it has on the environment.

Media Statement

The Women of the National Party stand with the many Australians who have raised concerns regarding violence against women.

Up and Atom

The Nationals Senate Team has decided to move amendments to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) so that it can invest in all technologies that can reduce emissions.

It’s time to manufacture jobs

The National Party’s Backbench Policy Committee have released its Manufacturing 2035 plan. The plan outlines the National Party’s vision for the manufacturing industry and a broad policy platform to help encourage industry growth.

Singleton to receive $700 Million Bypass

Nationals Senator for NSW Perin Davey said today’s pre-budget infrastructure announcement regarding the new $700 million bypass, is further proof the Nationals in Government believe Singleton and surrounding areas are a vital component in helping the national economy recover post Covid-19.

Farmers need more than a bubble

Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey has welcomed an announcement from the Queensland State Government which would see the border bubble extended to include northern NSW.

Buybacks ruled out as MDBA is split

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will be split in two and on-farm water recovery will be taken off the table following an announcement by Federal Water Minister, Keith Pitt who has also committed new funding for communities.

More certainty needed for border residents

NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey has welcomed today’s announcement from the NSW Government which will see the NSW-Victoria border zone extended to 50 kilometres, however more certainty is needed for workers outside that region.

Revelations over South Australian Water Theft

Revelations today show South Australian water users have been operating under a ‘steal now, pay later’ system, as NSW communities continue to recover from their worst drought on record. The Weekly Times today reports a group of South Australian water users have been...

Farmers cannot be hit with extra tax

NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey has sought assurances that farmers and investors who lease agricultural land will not be hit by new taxes through proposed changes to federal income tax assessment legislation.