Kyogle Council Bushfire Recovery

Kyogle Council received a $1.3 million Federal Government grant to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has distributed this through various businesses and community organisations.     Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently joined Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland to officially announce some of the recipients in Woodenbong.   Mr Hogan said the funds were…

Kyogle Bridges – 190 done, 130 to go

Needhams Road is a key access route for local farming and forestry industries. Due to a single-lane timber bridge with a load limit of 25 tonnes, heavy vehicles had restricted access.   Kyogle Council received funding to replace the original bridge with a new 35m concrete bridge. This removed previous weight restrictions.   These bridges…

Page farmers, help shape Australia’s agriculture policy agenda

The release of the Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper has been welcomed by Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan. Mr Hogan said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the competitiveness and profitability of Australia’s agricultural sector,” he said, adding that…

One million exported and counting

Combined efforts between the Australian Government and industry, including extensive work to reopen and improve market access, has resulted in the export of over one million head of Australian cattle since September 2013. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, welcomed this milestone as an important demonstration of the Australian Government delivering on its election commitment to…

Hogan strengthens CSG Water Trigger

Federal member of Page Kevin Hogan has successfully moved two amendments to strengthen the national “water trigger” legislation regarding CSG. The two amendments to the national environment law will ensure the protection of Australia’s water resources from coal seam gas and large coal mining developments, Mr Hogan said. “I said in my maiden speech that…

Beef exports recovering after six years of Labor neglect

Significant increases in cattle, beef and veal exports are demonstrating that under the Coalition Government, Australia is once again open for business. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the latest figures show that things are looking up after years of Labor neglect and sabotage of the meat and livestock industries. “While ongoing drought conditions have…