Tomorrow, businessmen in Sydney and farmers from tiny country towns alike will all pause for a moment and remember, as we commemorate ANZAC Day once more.
It will mark the 102nd anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli, and across the country, millions of Australians will come together to remember those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought, and died, for us.Read more
Communities on the NSW North Coast hit by last month’s devastating floods, continue the task of rebuilding their communities and moving on with their lives.
The NSW Government, with additional support from the Federal Government, to ensure that communities rebuild and recover from the disaster and continue to prosper in what is, undeniably, one of the most beautiful parts of the state.Read more
It’s certainly been a busy start to the first half of 2017, with a number of key priorities for the Calare electorate well underway.
The push for the Murray Darling Medical School continues and just last week the Federal Government announced that one of three new University Departments of Rural Health will be based at the Orange Charles Sturt University (CSU) campus.Read more
Last week The Nationals’ announced the Inland Rail is set to be futureproofed with $1.3 million committed to replacing two timber bridges along the train line in the Parkes electorate.
The news is just another win for regional NSW with the Inland Rail project to allow longer, heavier and more efficient trains to travel along the system and in turn reinvigorate the regions for decades to come.Read more
The future of our regions is exciting. Our cities, in fact the whole of our nation, exists because of our regions. Regional Australia is responsible for 67% of our exports and 45% of our domestic tourism.
These are stories that don’t appear on the covers of the major metropolitan newspapers. Regional Australia is vibrant. Regional Australia is community driven. And regional Australia is where I myself, call home.Read more
Caption: Murray MP Adrian Piccoli, Margaret Fulton and Sonia Piccoli
Margaret Fulton is a passionate woman who has been strongly community-minded her whole life. Originally from Northumberland, England, Margaret migrated to Australia as a young girl with her family in 1949. They found their way to Leeton, where they met up with her other brother who was working hard as a builder after World War II.
It was in Leeton that she met her husband John, who was a strong Country Party supporter. Although his father was a Liberal, John believed that ‘the Liberals would never do anything for country people.’ Soon after that, they married and she joined the Country Party in 1957.Read more
More than 2400 long day care centres across the state will receive a share of a $30 million funding boost as part of the NSW Government’s Start Strong reforms.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said we know the success of a child’s education on their last day of school is determined by their very first day of school.Read more
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced the number of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters in Tamworth is set to double, giving the city permanent, 24-hour staffing for the first time.
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the increase, which will be in place by the end of 2017, would mean faster responses in the event of emergency.Read more
Four community groups and organisations in the Cootamundra electorate have been awarded funding to help deliver projects which commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War I and II veterans.
Veterans Affairs David Elliott this week announced a total of $50,000 would be distributed across NSW as part of the 2016/17 ANZAC Community Grants Program.Read more