Truckies and farmers can breathe a sigh of relief with Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash announcing a $10 million joint Government initiative to build and upgrade NSW truck wash facilities.
Announced at our Annual General Conference in Broken Hill, the fund will be dedicated to 26 projects to create an efficient freight transport network across the state.Read more
Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made headlines when he stepped into the Pool of Reflection in the Member’s Hall at Parliament House to assist an Aboriginal elder who had slipped during a ceremony to mark the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
While both the elder and Barnaby’s boots escaped injury, the seriousness of the celebration has not been overlooked, with the event launching the start of Reconciliation Week, which runs officially from 27th of May until the 3rd of June.Read more
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams is encouraging rural and remote communities to nominate rural women volunteers for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
Mrs Williams said nominating a rural woman for the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate women and to promote the valuable role of volunteering to local communities.Read more
Not-for-profit providers of out of school hours care can now receive up to $30,000 to expand or establish new services for busy NSW families, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said today.
Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith joined Ms Berejiklian and Mrs Mitchell at Randwick Public School today to announce the NSW Government’s $20 million Before and After School Care Fund would be expanded to include not-for-profit providers.Read more
MEMBER for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead is encouraging apprentices in the region who are facing financial hardship to apply for a Bert Evans Scholarship from the NSW Government before 30 May.
Mr Bromhead also encouraged local employers and training providers to nominate candidates for one of 50 scholarships offered each year by the NSW Government.Read more
NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair today announced that the NSW Government will begin removing all five nets from the North Coast Shark Net Trial.
The trial nets at Lighthouse Beach (Ballina), Sharpes Beach (Ballina), Shelly Beach (Ballina), Seven Mile Beach (Lennox Head) and Evans Head Beach have been in the water for almost six months.Read more
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed the NSW Government’s action to make sharing intimate images without consent a serious crime, saying it would hold controlling and vengeful offenders to account and help end victim blaming.
“People who share intimate images of victims without their consent have no place in our community and they will soon face prison time for their destructive breaches of privacy,” Katrina said.Read more
Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today announced that the State Government would not proceed with the multipurpose sports development (or ‘Lennox Head Ski Jump’) at the proposed Lake Ainsworth site.
“I support this project being built in regional NSW. At the right location, the facility would provide a much-needed boost for local jobs and businesses, while supporting Australia’s elite athletes. But it’s clear this project is not a fit for this local community,” Mr Franklin said.Read more