Known throughout Junee as “Mrs National Party”, Pam Halliburton has always been a pillar of strength and support for The Nationals and her local community.
Pam became involved with The Nationals from an early age, heavily influenced by the values of her parents. Her father was a lifetime Nationals member, Pam has been handing out “How to votes” since 1975, but only officially joined in 1998.Read more
Over the past weekend I had another fantastic opportunity to connect with local National members, this time at the Southern Regional Conference in Griffith.
We have an unprecedented opportunity in Government to protect and improve the way of life for people living in Regional NSW and it is not an opportunity to be taken for granted.Read more
Over the weekend, the Southern Regional Conference was held in Griffith with over 110 members trekking to the Griffith Exies Club from right across Southern NSW. There, they debated policy, engaged with policy experts and quizzed our ministers and parliamentarians.
A highlight of the weekend for locals was Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s pledge to delegates that he was committed to no further buybacks from irrigation communities following Friday’s meeting of the Murray-Darling Basing Ministerial Council in Mildura.Read more
Regional NSW attracted a whopping one million international tourists last year.
But the good news doesn’t stop there, figures from the International Visitor Survey show they are staying far longer and spending more, turbocharging local economies, generating jobs and boosting investment into our regions.Read more
The Coalition continues to deliver on mobile phone coverage in rural, regional and remote Australia, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said today.
Minister Nash, who attended the opening of Telstra’s 100th new tower under the Coalition’s Mobile Black Spots Program (MBSP) last week in Culla, Victoria, said the Coalition was delivering for rural, regional and remote Australia.Read more
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant visited staff at Dubbo Hospital today to celebrate the start of construction for next phase of Dubbo Hospital’s $150 million redevelopment.
Construction company, Hansen Yuncken, who were awarded the tender to commence the first phase of construction in January this year, are currently establishing the site which includes setting up site sheds and shade cloth around the construction zone perimeters. Work has also commenced on the installation of internal services.Read more
Councils in the Hunter electorate are being invited to apply for a share of a $360 million programme to have ageing bridges repaired.
The Commonwealth Government’s Bridges Renewal programme has opened a third round of funding where the government will meet up to half the cost of the repair according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams.Read more
Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said schools in the Cowper electorate will receive books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history and commemorate Anzac Day.
Mr Hartsuyker said schools would receive two books: Decision: Stories of leadership in the services about the influence of Australian leaders during wartime and A Bitter Fate: Australians in Malaya and Singapore, December 1941 – February 1942.Read more