Agriculture | May 15, 2024

Community advocacy forces government to return farmer funding

The National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton will be able to continue supporting the safety and wellbeing of farmers across the country after the...

Agriculture Emergency Services | March 01, 2024

Support must flow for bushfire-affected businesses and farms

Member for Lowan and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Emma Kealy has urged the state government to immediately activate support grants for businesses and farms...

Agriculture | February 12, 2024

Farmers must be protected from insurance cost rises

The Nationals have called on the Allan Labor Government to fix a policy black hole regarding potential skyrocketing insurance premiums for farmers near large-scale solar...

Agriculture | July 19, 2023

Farm Safety Week a timely reminder

Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is urging primary producers to put the spotlight on their...

Agriculture | September 21, 2022

Common sense finally prevails on machinery licence requirements

After years of lobbying from the Victorian Nationals and the Victorian Farmers Federation, the Andrews Labor Government will finally address flawed licensing requirements that meant...

Agriculture | July 18, 2022

Immediate measures needed to combat agriculture risk

The Victorian Nationals have called out the federal government’s refusal to implement strict new biosecurity measures to stop foot and mouth disease breaching Australia’s borders...

Roads Agriculture | May 04, 2022

Roads funding cut again as Labor ignores regional needs

Lowan communities hoping to see increased investment to maintain and upgrade local roads have been short-changed in the Andrews Labor Government’s 2022-23 budget. After cutting...

Agriculture | March 25, 2022

Labor, Independents and Greens team up to stop tougher farm trespass fines

Legislation for on-the-spot fines for farm trespass has finally passed state parliament after two years of delay by the Andrews Government. Amendments to double the...

Agriculture | March 21, 2022

Kealy continues call for tougher penalties for farm trespassers

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is calling on Independent MPs in Parliament’s Upper House to vote in favour of greater protection for our...

Agriculture | February 22, 2022

Tougher penalties needed for farm trespass

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy says it is crucial that farmers are protected against illegal and traumatic farm trespass crime. In Parliament last week, Ms...
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