Young men are being encouraged to “show some betiquette” when gambling on sports as part of a NSW Government advertising campaign, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.
Mr Toole said the innovative campaign promotes responsible betting among men aged 18 to 35, who are at higher risk of problem gambling than other adults.Read more
The NSW Government has announced that rural and regional events held from January to June next year, can now apply for grants under Round One of next year’s 2018 Incubator Event Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said the Fund, managed by the State’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, offers annual grants of up to $20,000 to new and existing smaller-scale events.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Federal Coalition Government is working to keep energy prices down and deliver a reliable baseload of power for residents and businesses in the New England Electorate.
Along with the Prime Minister and fellow Ministers, Mr Joyce said he had secured the agreement of energy retailers to inform more of their customers that lower energy costs are available, which means as many as 2 million Australian families and small businesses could save hundreds of dollars on their energy bill.Read more
After 18 years of representing the Murrumbidgee and Murray electorates, Adrian Piccoli, one of our longest serving MPs, has announced he is stepping back from the demands of political life, taking an opportunity that will allow him to spend more time with his family and still serve the educational needs of regional and rural Australia.
As the first Nationals MP to hold the education portfolio in 35 years, his dedication to the field saw him frequently regarded as a Minister who truly “got it” by peers, teachers, parents and even the opposition.Read more
Country communities are naturally communities of small business.
From our large regional cities, through every town and in every vibrant village is a strong small business sector on which we all rely.
Small business – whether in the shopping strips in town or the saleyards – creates our jobs, provides our services and supports country communities so we can grow and prosper.Read more
Last week in Cowra I launched the NSW Governments “Doors to Opportunity” campaign to put the spotlight back on career pathways through Vocational Education and Training (VET).
For too long as parents and teachers and careers advisors we've put too much emphasis on University as the preferred pathway for a career.Read more
Bees – despite their size – are vital to the success of our agricultural sector. This nimble insect adds up to $4 billion to the value of agriculture each year and $2.1 billion to the horticultural industry alone. Without them, the entire sector would be destroyed within a year, and the food chain would crumble due to a lack of pollination.
The Nationals in Government under our respective Agricultural Ministers, Barnaby Joyce and Niall Blair, have ensured the future of our tiny friends with both carrying out extensive steps to safeguard this vital element of the broader agricultural ecosystem.Read more
Once again, the Nationals have ensured money is on the table for the recreational fishing sector, with the Habitat Action Grants now open for applications.
These popular grants allow recreational fishing groups, angling clubs, community groups and local councils to invest in fish habitats in creeks, rivers and estuaries.Read more
Hundreds made their way to Gulgong recently to watch Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant open the third new state-of-the-art fire station in regional NSW for 2017.
The new Gulgong facility will replace one that dates back to the late 1800s, has the capacity for two trucks and will enable resident firefighters to better respond to emergencies across the region.Read more