Once again, both Federal and SA Labor are making the Basin Plan all about themselves and their political agenda, which is no surprise with the pending South Australian election.
A scientific and evidence-based review of water recovery in the northern Murray Darling Basin was built into the Basin Plan when it was agreed between states in 2012 – and it was signed off by Tony Burke himself.Read more
The NSW Government has announced $17 million will be available for Crown reserve trusts through the 2018/19 round of the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) program.
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, is encouraging reserve trust managers to prepare to apply for funding as applications open today.Read more
Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin is calling on community groups and local councils to apply for the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government’s 2018 Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant Program.
“These grants deliver funding to local grassroots environmental projects that restore, protect and enhance a variety of NSW environments,” Mr Franklin said.Read more
The new Tabulam Bridge across the Clarence River will start to take shape from this week with piling work now underway.
Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the $48 million crossing is being funded under the NSW Government’s Bridges for the Bush program to improve road safety and traffic efficiency.Read more
L-platers are the driving population least likely to have an accident. However the day the L-plates are replaced with P-plates the risk of accidents skyrocket, with the group becoming the most likely to have a serious motor vehicle accident.
The Commonwealth Government is committed to changing this statistic and has announced an extension of the keys2drive program as part of the 2017-18 Budget. With more skills, L-platers can better make the transition from a learner to a safe road user.Read more
TAFE campuses around NSW are opening their doors to everybody for Enrollment Week (15-20 January). With 1,200 courses on offer, our MPs are encouraging anyone who is looking to start, change or improve their career to visit their local campus, as the TAFE NSW of 2018 isn’t just focused on the vital trades sector – reflecting the changing nature of the jobs market with dynamic new courses on offer.Read more
Deputy Leader of the Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Nationals MP for Maranoa David Littleproud have started 2018 strongly, settling into their new portfolios of Minister for Sport, Rural Health and Regional Communications and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources respectively.Read more
Australia is a water-obsessed nation. In summer, our beaches, rivers, lakes and dams are packed with people and up to 25 per cent of our population participate in recreational boating and watersport.
Sadly, many take their safety for granted. This is especially evident when it comes to boat safety, with alcohol, speed and poor judgement still a cause of major injuries and death on our waterways. This is why the NSW Government is continuing to invest in boating infrastructure and safety programs with Minister Melinda Pavey announcing the State’s Maritime Safety Plan last week.Read more