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Woolgoolga to Ballina Works Powering On

NEW access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade show real progress being made on the Pacific Highway upgrade.

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Local Government Innovation Fund Open for Applications

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has today encouraged Councils in the Barwon electorate to apply for one-off grants from the NSW Government’s $4 million Innovation Fund to deliver better services and better infrastructure in their local communities.

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$360,000 available for National Park Tour Operators

Private tour companies operating in the Snowy Mountains can apply for a share in the National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Commercial Tour Operator Small Grant Program.

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Anderson Urges Community to get First Aid Training

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging the community to get trained in first-aid, reminding the community that early intervention in a medical emergency could mean the difference between life and death. 

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Adam welcomes future doctors to town

A record number of medical students have commenced their year-long internships this month, with a healthy portion embarking on the regions. Many major rural and regional hospitals have welcomed numerous budding doctors, who have traded in the city to go bush. Our Adam Marshall, Member for Northern Tablelands was there to welcome his new locals.  

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A busy Barilaro up north

January has been a busy month for our Minister for Regional Development, Skills, and Small Business John Barilaro, who traded in the high country for the coastline, travelling north for his Regional Tour. Jumping from town to town, John visited industry and TAFE facilities, announcing funding wins and applauding small business leaders.

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Arts take centre stage

We’re about to start getting a lot more cultured. NSW Nationals Leader and Minister for Arts Troy Grant has just announced a financial win for touring performance companies who are hitting the regions. Theatre and ballet are just a taste of what’s in store, getting a step closer to satisfying the demand for high quality and diverse art forms that rival our city counterparts.

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Nats receive top honour on Australia Day

Australia Day celebrates all that is great about this nation. This includes applauding the individuals among us who go above and beyond to serve our communities. This year we celebrate two of our own, former Federal Young Nationals President Judy Brewer and Professor Minas Coroneo, who are both recipients of the coveted Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

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Are your motions at the ready?

With the 2016 Annual General Conference fast approaching on 27-28 May, we are now accepting motions from branches, policy committees and electorate councils.

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Sad passing of Troy's mother

It is in unfortunate circumstances that I write to you from the Leader’s Desk this week. I know I speak for everyone when I say we are all extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Troy’s mum. Losing someone is one of the hardest situations most of us will go through. It is challenging, it is heartbreaking, and it takes time to come to terms with. Our thoughts are with Troy and his family during this extremely difficult time.

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