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Statement from the Leader of The Nationals

The National Party of Australia - Victoria has lodged an application with the Victorian Electoral Commission to change the formal registered name of our party to The National Country Party - Victoria.

I believe we are the one party that truly represents the interests of country Victorians, now as much as ever.

Whether it’s jobs, education, agriculture or health – The Nationals are fighting to make sure country Victorians get their fair share.

With such a Melbourne-centric Labor Government, our state needs a party that is dedicated to standing up for the interests of rural and regional Victoria more than ever.

I believe the title of The National Country Party would best reflect that goal, and reflect our proud 100-year history in Victoria.

The Victorian Electoral Commission will now consider our application and a result is expected in coming months.