The shortage of doctors in rural and regional Australia could soon be a thing of the past.
Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie has championed new legislation which has paved the way to appointment our nation’s first Rural Health Commissioner – Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, who will dedicate his time to fighting for improvements in regional, rural and remote health.Read more
After long-serving member Thomas George announced his retirement earlier this year, the Lismore State Electorate Council decided to adopt the Community Preselection method and entrust the selection of their candidate for the 2019 state election to locals.
The process has been a huge success, with 3,657 voters from across the Northern Rivers and Tablelands turning out to elect Austin Curtin, a grassroots candidate with no prior foray into politics.Read more
Where has the year gone, it’s hard to believe that we are half way through November already and it’s not going to slow up as we head into Christmas.
Earlier this year I hosted the Prostate Cancer Awareness Family Fun Day, an annual event where I bring together local Men’s Sheds, Entertainment, Vintage Car Displays, Emergency Services Displays, Raffles, Auctions and Market Stalls along with a Lions BBQ and Devonshire Tea by the CWA.Read more
Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams have welcomed the commencement of the Coalition’s Priority Locations Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which will provide new or improved mobile coverage to 5 locations in Eden-Monaro.Read more
Football clubs across the region are being encouraged to apply for the second round of NSW Asian Cup Legacy funding, which is now open, to improve local sporting facilities.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the $4.1 million fund would help deliver better community facilities to grassroots football clubs across the Northern Tablelands.Read more
Parents of school children across New South Wales are encouraged to take advantage of the $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching early next year.
Thomas George MP, Member for Lismore welcomed the release of the ‘Active Kids’ Rebate Guidelines explaining how families can take advantage of the rebate from January 31 next year.Read more
Visitors to Glennifer near Bellingen will soon be able to encounter a new, digital tourism experience thanks to a funding boost from the NSW Government.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said Bellingen Shire Council had secured $50,000 from the NSW Government through its Regional Tourism Fund and will pay for interpretive signage aimed at improving the visitor experience.Read more
A $14.7 million Turnbull Government aged care investment in the Central West of New South Wales means that 60 senior Australians who have been living rough, or are disadvantaged and at risk of homelessness now have a place to call home.
Officially opening Mission Australia’s Benjamin Short Grove Aged Care Facility in Orange today, Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, said helping older people in regional, rural and remote Australia was a top priority.Read more