Local residents and business owners could soon save hundreds of dollars a year off their energy bills following the NSW Government’s announcement of the most comprehensive energy relief package in the nation, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said today.
Through this package all energy rebates will increase by 20 per cent, there will be discounts on energy efficient appliances and small businesses could save up to $1,900 a year.Read more
The NSW Government has cleared the way for more schools and childcare centres where they are needed, with faster approval processes to help meet growing demand and future needs.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, today announced a simplified policy for the state’s education and childcare facilities, making it easier to bring more services to communities across NSW.Read more
Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker is welcoming news that excessive card surcharging will be banned for all businesses from today, 1 September 2017.
“This action will ensure the people of Cowper are not ripped off when they make purchases with their cards. This gives our community the confidence that card surcharges reflect the true cost of the transaction, not an artificially inflated sum designed to profit gouge,” Mr Hartsuyker said.Read more
The Indigenous Rangers Program is providing a record number of jobs for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders, creating around 2,500 jobs in 114 groups across Australia, with 69 of these groups now performing biosecurity surveillance, thanks to a $12.4 million boost in funding over four years by the Coalition Government.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, who visited with Tiwi Island Rangers yesterday, said job opportunities for Indigenous rangers undertaking biosecurity activities in northern Australia had increased by more than 50 per cent in the past two years under the Coalition Government.Read more
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
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
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