March 12, 2024

Universities Accord is an opportunity for transformational change in regional Australia: Haines

This is a rare opportunity that the Government must grab with both hands. Implementing the recommendations could be transformational for regional, rural and remote communities.

March 1, 2024

Summit message is clear: we need more funding for single-site hospital on the border

We need all levels of Government to come back to the table to ensure the best decisions are made in the best interests of the health of our communities.

March 1, 2024

Remembering Senator Linda White

I am devastated to learn of the death of Senator Linda White.

February 29, 2024

Does the Prime Minister believe pork barrelling is corrupt?

Prime Minister, do you agree that pork-barrelling is corrupt conduct, and will you commit to working with me to stamp it out?

February 29, 2024

Ministerial Council must act on Community Engagement Review at tomorrow’s meeting: Haines

The renewable energy transition is well underway in regional and rural Australia, so the implementation of this report is a matter of urgency. We need to see action and we need it quickly.

February 29, 2024

Reining in the supermarket duopoly

All over Australia at this moment, there are people standing in one of the major supermarkets and looking down at their trolley with absolute anxiety.

February 27, 2024

The Help to Buy Bill is one step in tackling the housing crisis

Unfortunately home ownership is increasingly out of reach for so many Australian families. A decade of rampant price rises, declining availability and soaring interest rates has made it harder than ever for Australians, especially young people, to break into the housing market.

February 26, 2024

Strenghtening the regions must be a priority

We need a vision for how government will take advantage of the strengths and the highlights of our regions.

February 26, 2024

The key to unlocking regional housing is enabling infrastructure

Those at the forefront of the regional housing crisis back the regional housing infrastructure fund that I put forward and it is time that members of this place, both the opposition and the government, did so too.

February 26, 2024

Honouring women in war

With great pride, I recently joined more than 300 community members at the Violet Town RSL sub-branch for the unveiling of the Women in War memorial mural, a project conceived in 2019 by RSL member Jenni Kennedy to honour local women who have served during times of war.


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