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Hoverboards don't fly on NSW roads

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay has reminded Christmas shoppers to think twice before buying self-balancing hoverboards for gifts, which many may not realise are not legal on NSW roads. 

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Get Your Hand Off It: Double Demerits To Apply To Mobile Phones

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay have announced tougher demerit point penalties for mobile phone offences in a bid to get hands off phones and eyes back on the road.

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First shark technology trial underway

Drones will be trialled and aerial surveillance boosted on the North Coast as the NSW Government fast tracks the rollout of its world-first $16 million shark strategy.

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Local project receives Regional Arts Fund support in the Northern Rivers

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed more than $64,000 for three arts and cultural projects across the Northern Rivers, through the Regional Arts Fund.

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Immunisation legislation passes Parliament

The No Jab, No Pay initiative from the Federal government has passed Parliament paving the way to lift immunisation rates amongst children.

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Tax Cuts Boost Country Racing

The NSW Government’s legislation of wagering tax parity has delivered a major windfall to country racing, with Racing NSW announcing increased prizemoney at Country and Provincial Races and a new Country Showcase series.

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Kidman Property to remain in Australian hands

An urgency motion at Conference this year sparked strong opposition to the foreign sale of the largest private land owner in Australia. Now, the Government has heard The Nationals call, blocking the sale of Kidman & Co. Limited after it was deemed not to be in our national interest.  

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Reflecting on our year in Parliament

People in our regions are not backward in coming forward. We call a spade a spade. It is always great to hear the feedback from our regions. As we say goodbye to NSW Parliament this year with our last sitting day of 2015, it’s important to reflect on this response.

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Bumper funding for regional preschools

We know the difference that quality early childhood education makes to our childrens’ start at school. Over the past two weeks I have announced an additional $83.5 million in funding to support community preschools across the state. As a Nationals’ Minister, I know that regional preschools must be as good as their city counterparts and they need support to achieve this.

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Wacka calls for public input on Private Health

Our Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams is leading the call for people to share their views on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money. A new online survey has been launched by the Federal Government after records revealed half a million ‘all-inclusive’ private health policies had been dumped or downgraded for cheaper options with exclusions and excesses.

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