Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today congratulated young Merriwa resident, Maisie Morrow, on being sashed as the winner of the 2017 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.
Mr Johnsen noted that this was the first time Merriwa was ever represented by a Showgirl at the Sydney Royal, and that Maisie had delivered an instant win for the town.Read more
The whole country is set to gain from more than 3 million small businesses having a lower tax rate, allowing them to invest more, grow more and employ more, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.
“We know lower taxes means small businesses can grow, pursue new ideas and create more jobs,” Mr McCormack said.Read more
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging local organisations with innovative ideas to apply for a share in the $1.5 million Mental Health Innovation Fund.
Katrina said the NSW Government’s Mental Health Innovation Fund is a way to find new, local initiatives that improve mental health services and outcomes across NSW.Read more
Local community and government organisations in the Bathurst Electorate are being encouraged to apply for funding for environment and tourism projects under the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the fund aims to increase tourist visitation by supporting regional environment and tourism infrastructure projects to help grow and diversify regional economies across the State.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has spoken in Parliament about the generosity of the Kendall community and the great work of the Kendall Op Shop.
Mrs Williams said it is a genuine honour to represent such a generous community as that demonstrated by the people of the Port Macquarie electorate time and time again.Read more
The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business is encouraging sporting leagues in the Riverina to take part in an Australian Government program to reduce the impact of illegal drugs on Australian communities.
As part of the Government’s National Ice Action Strategy, the Good Sports program is being expanded with an additional $4.6 million in funding to include a new education module on tackling illegal drugs.Read more
With Grafton unveiled as the site for Australia’s largest gaol, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis is grinning from ear to ear and it's certainly something worth smiling about.
The construction of the correctional facility has locked in over a thousand new jobs, will inject more than $560 million into the local economy, and will see a bright future for the region.Read more
A Sydney Morning Herald journalist perched in his Pyrmont office has managed to drag his gaze from Sydney Harbour long enough to pen an analysis article, that concludes too much money has been spent on “not especially important” regional roads and country highways.
How does he come up with the idea? By rehashing a report by the Grattan Institute released in April 2016 which claims The National Party were leveraging too much political influence and wasting funds in regional NSW!Read more
State-building and job creation projects are a vital role for any responsible government and the NSW Nationals are focussed on delivering projects to Regional NSW that will make our communities stronger for decades to come.
There are new and exciting projects being built right across Regional NSW with more money rolling out every week to build roads, upgrade airports, improve water security, boost regional tourism and improve our vital services.Read more
Chairman of the NSW Nationals, Bede Burke, has today paid tribute to the Honourable Ian Robinson, who passed away on Thursday last week.
Mr Robinson joined the then Country Party in 1945 and went on to spend 10 years in the NSW State Parliament as the Member for Casino followed by 21 years as the Member for Cowper and 6 years as the Member for Page in Federal Parliament.Read more