Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and the National Party talk a big talk on regional Australia but are slow to deliver.

In Question Time today, Mr Joyce boasted about the Government’s record on regional Australia but their divided and dysfunctional Government has still not allocated a dollar from its Regional Growth Fund.

Seven months after announcing the Regional Growth Fund, the Government has failed to release guidelines for the program.

Under the Liberal Nationals, regional communities have been left waiting time and time again.

Regional communities deserve better than the empty promises and shameless grandstanding by the Member for New England.

It’s time the Deputy Prime Minister get on with the job and start delivering on the Government’s promises to regional Australia.