Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby and Wacka share honours for best responding MPs in Federal Parliament

20 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce shared the honours with his Inverell-based The Nationals’ colleague Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams as the “very best responding MPs in the Federal Parliament”.   The award, which was also besto...

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Barnaby Joyce welcomes more than $44,000 for safer streets in Gunnedah

19 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce announced a grant of more than $44,000 from Round Two of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Programme to fund closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the Gunnedah central business district.   He said the Safer Streets Programme s...

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Joyce welcomes backpacker tax review

18 May 2016

The Turnbull-Joyce Government has listened to industry concerns about possible labour shortages resulting from the 1 July 2016 application of the non-permanent resident tax rate to backpackers, and has agreed to review the tax, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources B...

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$1.5 million grant to Tamworth’s Gomeroi gaaynggal Programme, says Joyce

18 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has congratulated the The University of Newcastle’s Tamworth-based Gomeroi gaaynggal Programme on receiving a grant of $1.5 million.   Mr Joyce said the Gomeroi gaaynggal Programme is a critical long term research an...

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Barnaby Joyce celebrates Walcha Council’s win, disappointment for Guyra

18 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has congratulated the Walcha Council on its successful campaign to remain a stand-alone local government body as announced by the NSW Government today.   “This is a great victory for the Walcha community led by the Counc...

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Barnaby Joyce expresses regret for Goodman Fielder jobs lost in Tamworth

18 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has expressed his “great disappointment” for the 30 employees from the Goodman Fielder bakery whose jobs were lost with the announcement of the plant closure.   “I will be doing everything in my power to ...

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Almost $127,000 for Midnight Basketball programme, says Barnaby Joyce

18 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce congratulated the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council on its success for receiving a grant of $126,990 for its Midnight Basketball Programme.   Mr Joyce said the funding, under the Federal Government’s Indigenous ...

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Glory, glory to Chaffey Dam as upgrade complete

13 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has heralded today’s official completion of the much-anticipated expansion of Chaffey Dam to increase its permanent storage capacity to 100 gigalitres as a momentous occasion f...

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Quality reforms to get New England Electorate students ahead

02 May 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of its $73.6 billion student achievement pl...

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