The Nationals will host their 2019 state conference in Maryborough this weekend, with decentralisation, the environment, energy, health and regional education on the agenda.
Following on from their success at the weekend’s federal election, which saw the party unofficially retain the seat of Mallee, The Nationals’ 103rd annual conference will see Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack speak at the gala dinner on Friday night, and Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh deliver a keynote address at Saturday’s conference.
Mr Walsh said the annual conference was an opportunity for the grassroots membership to debate policy ideas and have their say on the issues important to regional communities.
“We’ll be talking about all the issues that matter to our membership and the communities they live in, including climate change, water, agriculture, roads, rail, health, education, regional development and decentralisation,” he said.
“Better services, like fast, reliable public transport and boosts to health and education help to attract and retain people in our country communities.
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