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Depreciation for farmers brought forward

Australian farmers can now claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and fencing incurred since the 2015 Budget was handed down at 7:30pm on 12 May.

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Cindy Cassidy announced as 2015 Rural Women's award winner

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced that the CEO of a not-for-profit farming systems group based at Temora has won the 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation NSW-ACT Rural Women's Award.

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Labor’s mega-electorate proposal shows contempt for regional voters

The Labor Party’s proposal for a 436,000 square kilometre “mega-electorate” in Western NSW shows that they are out of touch with regional voters, says Nationals MLC Ben Franklin.

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Have your say on the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

Melinda Pavey, NSW Member for Oxley, is seeking local feedback on an Australian-first scheme to minimise the risk of domestic violence.

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Some 450 rural and regional towns receive boost to attract doctors

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced that some 450 rural and regional towns will receive greater incentives to attract GPs from July 1.

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Richmond towns get boost to attract doctors

Several towns in the Richmond electorate will have a better chance of attracting GP’s under changes announced by the Assistant Minister for Health Senator Fiona Nash.

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$18 million for Murray-Riverina diversification projects

Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson today welcomed the announcement of the successful projects to help grow and strengthen the rural NSW economy through the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program.

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$120 million to support local community Landcare projects

Australian Government reforms to the regional stream of the National Landcare Programme are hitting the mark with funding flowing directly to local community environmental and agricultural projects.

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Agriculture ministers meet in Sydney

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, is in Sydney today to meet with primary industries ministers and representatives from Australia and New Zealand.

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National ag priorities on agenda in Sydney

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair will meet with agriculture and primary industries ministers from other states, territories, the Commonwealth and New Zealand in Sydney today.

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