Show your support and sign up here to receive Bill's e-newsletter
To listen to the full interview click here
CHRIS UHLMANN: The Prime Minister Tony Abbott is planning to tour communities in the grip of drought as the Government begins to finalise an assistance package for farmers.
But one of his rural backbenchers says the Government, Opposition and farming groups should have been much better prepared to respond to the growing crisis. Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan says he warned his party about the situation in New South Wales and Queensland five months ago. He told political reporter James Glenday no-one had a plan.
BILL HEFFERNAN: You absolutely ... Read more >
Posted in: Latest News
12 projects in New South Wales are among the successful projects announced today by the Australian Government to receive funding under the 2... Read more >
In a major step forward for the 20 Million Trees Programme, the Australian Government today released a Request for Tender that seeks to enga... Read more >
The application period for the first round of the Australian Government’s $100 million Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit g... Read more >
Surf Lifesaving Clubs across New South Wales will receive a funding boost to prevent drownings at local beaches.
Senator Bill Hefferna... Read more >
Mobile black spots in New South Wales will be eligible for funding proposals under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Pr... Read more >
Senator Bill Heffernan, Liberal Senator for New South Wales has urged eligible local general practices to apply for new Australian Governmen... Read more >
The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitment of restoring Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) and resolving Labor’s legac... Read more >
21 students from New South Wales universities are among 69 students to be awarded a prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship for 2015.
Sena... Read more >
More than 40 doctors are under investigation for
rorting Medicare, with one accused of billing $600,000 in seven months and
others accused of abusin... Read more >