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New Train Service For Riverina Announced

  NSW Nationals MPs are calling for public feedback about a proposed new midweek train service between Griffith and Sydney to meet demand. The new service, which is scheduled to start in the second half of next year, would give families, tourists and business people...

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Funding Boost For Far-West Health Service

  NSW Nationals Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries has announced Aboriginal health services in the Far West will remain operational during power outages, thanks to an $80,000 grant. While Maari Ma is based in Broken Hill, it provides important primary health services...

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Nationals Advocate For Better Services

  A new review into rural and regional telecommunications has been welcomed by Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there document put forward 10 recommendations to improve access...

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Nationals In Government Deliver Community Funding

  The Nationals in Government have secured more than $350,000 in funding for sports and history in Grafton. NSW Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said one of Grafton’s popular sporting precincts and its much loved historical museum were set to benefit from...

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Scone To Murrurundi Pipeline Open For Tenders

  NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced a vital water pipeline from Scone to Murrurundi is one step closer with the project going out to tender this week. Mr Johnsen said that the current dry conditions have seen the introduction of...

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Tougher Penalties For Drink Driving

NSW Police Minister and NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Troy Grant has welcomed the introduction of new deterrents aimed at reducing the number of drink-drivers on our roads. Under the new laws, mid-range drink drivers will now spend at least three months disqualified...

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Labor’s Power Policies Hurt Hip Pockets

  A new report has shown Labor’s green energy policies will cost households more. People in the ACT are paying an extra $72 on their power bills each year thanks to Labor’s pledge to move entirely to renewable electricity. By 2020, that price hike is predicted to rise...

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Volunteer Firefighters Get Funding Boost

  The Griffith community and volunteer firefighters are set to benefit from an extension to the Hanwood Rural Fire Brigade fire station thanks to a $79,923 grant from the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Murray Austin Evans said the project would...

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Cooler Classrooms For Better Learning

  Hundreds of regional schools across the State will soon be air-conditioned thanks to the Nationals in Government. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced 63 schools in the Cootamundra electorate would be among the first to receive air conditioning under the...

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Farmer Chosen As Coffs Candidate

  Fourth-generation farmer Gurmesh Singh has been chosen as the NSW Nationals Candidate for Coffs Harbour. A born-and-bred Coffs Harbour local whose family has lived in the region for generations, Gurmesh is also the chairman of Oz Group Co-Op. “The Nationals through...

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Nationals Deliver Fifty Jobs For Coffs

Nationals Candidate for Cowper Patrick Conaghan has welcomed 50 new marine jobs heading to Coffs Harbour thanks to The Nationals in Government. “The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has today found its rightful home on the Coffs Coast and will bring 50 new...

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More Defibrillators Thanks To Nationals In Government

  Four sports clubs in the Myall Lakes electorate will receive funding towards the purchase of life-saving defibrillators thanks to the Nationals in Government. Local Nationals MP Stephen Bromhead said the clubs had been successful in securing grant funding towards...

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Nationals MP Wants Level Playing Field For Dairy

  About 30 local dairy farmers and industry representatives met with officials in Wauchope this week to have their say on a dairy industry code of conduct. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie participated in the discussions about how the new mandatory...

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Nationals Thank Farmers On Ag Day

  NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has sung the praises of farmers in the Cootamundra electorate on National Agriculture Day for their contributions to the NSW primary industries sector. Cootamundra electorate farmers contributed to the state’s primary...

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Airport Upgrade To Unlock Tourism Potential

  Work is well underway on upgrading Port Macquarie Airport thanks to investment from the Nationals in Government. The federal and state governments partnered with the local council on the $7.5 million airport terminal upgrade. Deputy Prime Minister McCormack joined...

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Nationals MP Calls For Supermarket, Petrol Inquiry

  A federal Nationals MP is sick of high petrol prices and stories of farmer exploitation, calling for a Royal Commission. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan wants the Royal Commission to cover the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets, and...

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Nats Push Water Safety Message

  The Nationals in Government are warning people to stay safe around water to prevent a repeat of last year’s tragic drownings. In the lead up to summer, Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro was urging the community to stay safe in and around the water,...

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Nationals Welcome 1500 New Police

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that 1500 new police will be added to the NSW Police Force – the biggest increase in 30 years. “The 1500 extra police will benefit every single community across NSW, including the...

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