Senator meets with exporters

  “UNBELIEVABLE” fee hikes are forcing small exporters out of business, the owners of a Northern Rivers nursery have told Federal Nationals leader Warren Truss. Mr Truss spent yesterday afternoon at Ellison Horticultural at Rous, near Alstonville. Owners David and Rhonda LeBrocque told him some of their costs for exporting registrations and certificates (required by…

Coalition tours Thales

  6 March 2012 FEDERAL Liberal leader Tony Abbott fell short of guaranteeing defence contracts for Thales during a visit to Bendigo yesterday. Mr Abbott toured the defence manufacturer’s facilities and announced a veterans’ affairs policy during his Bendigo trip. He ridiculed the government for failing to give Thales a contract earlier this year, a…