Words of wisdom from federal member for Lyne for HSC students as exams begin

Year 12 students have begun their final examinations.

Like every year 12 student before you, this marks the end of your formal school education.

After this, you may decide to study a university degree, learn a trade, study a vocational qualification, start a business or get a job.

There is no single pathway to success in life and you may find that life takes you down many different paths.

COVID-19 has presented additional challenges and it has taken a lot from your final year of schooling.

It may not feel like it now, but the challenges of 2020 have made you more resilient, stronger, self-motivated and adaptable.

These will be useful qualities for the rest of your life.

So to the Class of 2020, good luck with your final exams and beyond.

Agriculture

For a century, The Nationals have been a strong voice for regional Australia and stood up for agriculture. It's in our DNA.

The Liberal and Nationals government is investing $328 million to grow our food and fibre exports as part of our Economic Recovery Plan for Australia and our commitment to supporting the farm sector's goal to become a $100 billion industry by 2030.

This includes: *$222.2 million over four years for digital services to take farmers to market. This will help farmers do business quickly and cost effectively - a single touch-point for exporters that is available 24/7.

*$10.9 million over three years for building a more competitive export meat industry and working to streamline export and production costs to remain competitive.

*$10 million over four years for streamlining border clearances by reducing manual processes and improving service times and cost savings for exporters.

Supporting senior Australians

Age pensioners will receive an additional $250 payment in December and another $250 payment in March from the federal government.

And, another 23,000 home care packages will be provided, for a total of more than 180,000 places; three times the number available when this government took office in 2013.

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