ENG: The National Party of Australia is an Australian political party.
Traditionally representing graziers, farmers and rural voters generally, it began as the Country Party, but adopted the name National Country Party in 1975 and changed to its present name in 1982. Federally, in New South Wales, and to an extent Victoria, it has generally been the minor party in the traditional coalition with the Liberal Party of Australia in government and in opposition since the 1940s, and the UAP/NPA since the 1920s, against the Australian Labor Party. However, it was the major coalition party in Queensland between 1957 and 2008, when it merged with the junior partner, the Queensland Division of the Liberal Party of Australia to form the Liberal National Party - an organisation dominated by ...
Senator John Williams -
Applications are now open for the 2012 NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship which is sponsored by the Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams.
Senator Williams has committed to assist a student from regional NSW who is enrolled in the first year of their dentistry degree in 2012.
The scholarship is valued at $4,800.
Senator Williams commenced the scholarship in conjunction with the National Rural Health Alliance in 2010 as a way of getting more dentists into regional areas.
Read more: The Nationals (06-December-2011)
They might get more for country folk with the ALP than with the Liberals.
NOW that power has slipped through the fingers of the Coalition, it is an opportune time to question the role of the National Party in the events of the past two weeks. Given that Labor's compact with two country independents is based on a range of measures to address rural issues, the question arises as to why Nationals leader Warren Truss and his colleagues were prepared to sit idly by and allow this to occur in their natural constituency.
Indeed, it raises the question of why they didn't take the initiative and ...
JUMPS racing in Victoria will be allowed to continue after agreement was reached over certain recommendations — angering the RSPCA.In a surprise move, Racing Victoria Ltd sounded out Warrnambool Racing Club about hosting the Grand National Hurdle and GN Steeplechase, traditionally run at Flemington.WRC chief executive Andrew Pomeroy confirmed late yesterday that he had been approached by RVL chief executive Rob Hines concerning a possible transfer of the Nationals.Pomeroy said Hines approached him and Victoria Racing Club representatives during an adjournment at the RVL annual meeting, ...
Who picks up the tab for this marriage of convenience? Senator Barnaby Joyce’s Op Ed, published in the Canberra Times 7 March 2013 -
From my experience there are three forms of wedding ceremony. The bipartisan civil ceremony is between two in front of a few, with a few vows, and a simple, so...
Nigel Scullion's address to Federal Conference 2012 Nigel Scullion's address to Federal Conference 2012
Nationals' 2012 Federal Conference Hotel Realm, Canberra, Saturday 15 September 2012
News & Politics
Gentleman John Forrest to call it a day after 20 years Warren Truss MP -
National Party stalwart and Member for Mallee John Forrest has announced that after two distinguished decades representing Victoria’s biggest electorate he will not contest the next federal election.
Mr Forrest was...