Landry welcomes the National Party to the region
In an historic first for Rockhampton, Capricornia MP Michelle Landry will this week bring Federal Parliament's entire National Party team of MPs and Senators to the region.
The National Party is the Federal Government coalition partner in Canberra with its core roots in country Australia.
"This is an exciting and significant political moment for this region and Rockhampton to play host to virtually the entire National Party team of MPs in the House of Representatives and our Senators in the upper house," Ms Landry said.
"We have a strong economic plan and are backing hard-working Australians, families, and small business."
Ms Landry is the only female MP to sit with the National Party in the House of Representatives in Canberra.
"It's good for all of our MPs and Senators to get out of Canberra and see what's happening in places like Capricornia.
"I have brought them here to get an understanding of issues in this part of Australia. On the agenda will be issues like the need for water infrastructure here, our beef industry, agricultural prospects at CQUniversity and the need for this area to diversify; as well as issues on live cattle trade and important issues facing our commercial seafood industry."
Ms Landry said she will be taking the opportunity to once again highlight the needs for water infrastructure projects near Rockhampton including the Fitzroy Agricultural corridor which would see the raising of Rookwood and Eden Bann Weirs.
The visit will include:
- Deputy Prime Minister and Federal National Party leader Warren Truss
- Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce
- Federal Assistant Minister for Health Senator Fiona Nash
- Federal Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker
- Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Michael McCormack
- Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Darren Chester
- And 12 other National Party MPs and Senators
The contingent of MPs and Senators will be spread around the region visiting cattle research facilities towards Marlborough, venues in Rockhampton, Port Alma, Yeppoon and Duaringa.
They will also attend a business breakfast and informal 'Politics in the Pub' sessions in both Rockhampton and Gracemere.