Volunteers from Marine Rescue Ballina now have a modern, high-tech base to assist them protect local boaters, in the new $2.3 million unit base and radio tower.
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant joined Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, and Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin, along with unit volunteers today to open the landmark building.Read more
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Wee Waa Public School and Broken Hill’s Burke Ward Public School will benefit from a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Coalition Government.
Mr Coulton said Burke Ward Public School would receive $19,300 which would result in professional learning delivered to all teachers to build capacity in the effective use of ICT and align activities and programs to Digital Technologies curriculum outcomes.Read more
Coalition Government initiatives are helping to meet the challenge of ensuring the required nursing and midwifery workforce amid rising demands for health care.
Speaking at the Australian College of Nursing’s policy summit in Canberra today, Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie, reinforced the value of nurses in all areas of the health system.Read more
Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie, has reassured doctors and rural communities on the impacts of the Coalition Government’s changes to the temporary and permanent employer-sponsored skilled migration schemes.
“The changes announced this week will not have any significant impact on the ability of rural and regional areas to recruit temporary skilled overseas trained health professionals,” Minister Gillespie said.
I hope everyone took the opportunity over the Easter break from our day to day demands to spend time with family and friends, and of course enjoy a few Easter eggs.
It is not often we get a chance to stop and reflect on the privileged and prosperous communities we live in and enjoy our unique way of life in regional NSW.Read more
As we prepare for the upcoming Federal Budget, rebuilding the affected regional communities – and strengthening regional communities generally – will be a priority.
Increasingly across Australia there is a growing understanding and appreciation that regional Australia remains the strength behind our nation’s economy. In the first quarter of this year, Australia’s National Account figures were released. They showed that the industries of regional Australia continue to drive the nation’s economic growth: agricultural production and the resources sector.Read more
For regional towns, a library is so much more than its title. A library provides local communities with a space for learning, research and recreation. Whether users are after the Internet, book loans, childcare or a quiet study area, these spaces are of the utmost importance to the residents of our towns.
The Nationals recognise this and have announced $4 million funding to be allocated to regional libraries across NSW.Read more
“If I’m going to do something, I do it as best I can. I live and breathe the National Party,” says Bill.
It’s easy to understand why Bill first became involved with the National Party. Raised on a dairy farm, with his father a strong Party advocate, Bill grew up surrounded by passionate members of the Country Party. And though he has moved around over the years, the values he then held remain pertinent today.Read more
Treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, including ice, and Indigenous mental health services is undergoing a revamp with Primary Health Networks (PHN) expanding in regional districts to fill in the gaps of local health services.
The Hunter and Manning regions are next on the Federal Government’s agenda with boost of nearly $2.8 million in funding delivered by Federal Assistant Minister for Health and Member for Lyne, David Gillespie last week.Read more