Deputy Premier and Minister for Skills John Barilaro announced a $3 million Vocational Education and Training (VET) partnership with leading industry trade bodies, as part of National Skills Week (28 Aug to 1 Sept).
Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government is investing in a range of innovative projects with the Industry bodies as part of a new campaign to bust the myths around VET.Read more
Residents in the Coffs Harbour electorate are set to receive a safety boost with the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announcing the first instalment of funding for local road safety projects as part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 million Community Road Safety Grants Program.
“Two projects will be funded in the Coffs Harbour electorate,” Mr Fraser said.Read more
As a decorated country cop from Dubbo, there wouldn’t be many who know more about the challenges of regional policing than the Nationals Minister for Police, Troy Grant. His years of experience give him the know-how to push through vital reforms in this area.
Thanks to Troy's efforts, the Nationals and Liberals in Government have committed to strengthening the laws concerning stock theft, trespass and illegal hunting.Read more
The largest agricultural trade show in the Southern Hemisphere has finished for another year. With warm days bringing record crowds, the NSW Nationals were represented over the three days by our Members of Parliament, MLC and Head Office staff. Our famous barbecue was a sell-out success and thousands of locals from across regional and rural NSW visited our site for a chat.Read more
Local members of The Nationals in the Cootamundra electorate have selected Steph Cooke to be their candidate in the upcoming by-election in Cootamundra, following Katrina Hodgkinson’s announcement of her retirement.
Steph will seek to take over the reins from Katrina, who has faithfully served Southern NSW for over 18 years.Read more
As part of the 2017-18 Federal Budget, $10 million was set aside to trial a drug-testing program for those on welfare.
This trial program aims to identify people whose drug use may impede their ability to get off welfare and find steady employment, with a particular focus on early intervention for the young through payment, management, and treatment.Read more
Editor’s note: We have taken the opportunity to interview a brand-new member of the Party to investigate what makes people decide to become a Nat. We are thrilled when any new member joins but are particularly pleased to see the ranks of the Young Nats continuing to grow – ensuring the future of our Party.
A born and bred Gunnedah boy, Edward returned to his family home of 'Gunnible' in late 2016 after completing a Masters of Communication in Sydney while also working in the Sydney Art Market and spending time as the Curator of the Olsen Irwin Gallery. Despite an already dynamic career in the city, the reason to move home was strong – “The country calls to some people, and that’s what drew me back” Edward says.Read more
One lucky student from St Mary’s Catholic College at Casino will join 19 other students from across the State to embark on a once in a lifetime tour of key Anzac battlegrounds next year, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
Mr Gulaptis said St Mary’s Catholic College applied and was selected via a ballot to participate in the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.Read more