The Queensland Chief Health Officer has seen sense and established protocols under which students enrolled in boarding schools in Queensland can travel home to NSW or the ACT without having to isolate on return to school.
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.
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.
Two competitive grants rounds opening today worth $11.2 million will go towards building and maintaining drought resilience throughout Australia.
The Nationals Senate team welcomes today’s Senate vote acknowledging border travel restrictions imposed by state and territory governments have negatively impacted the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of regional Australians who live and work across border communities.
A nationally consistent approach to border closures and quarantine processes is vital in allowing regional and rural communities to function, as we continue to navigate our way through the Covid-19 pandemic.