Well known throughout The Nationals for his good cheer and diligence, John Simon is a worthy edition to our Member of the Week segment; celebrating members who have gone above and beyond for the NSW Nationals.
Although not officially a member until 2007, he decided to give it a go when Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker asked John to hand out How-to-Vote cards. Hesitant at first, John soon thought “Bugger it; I’ll give it a go!”Read more
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a grant of more than $1.5 million for the Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation in the Clarence Valley as part of new funding to improve access for Indigenous Australians to better health care services.
He said the new funding for child and maternal health programs and primary health care will help keep Indigenous children healthy and ready to learn when they start school, and ensure they are properly immunised.Read more
Australia’s live export industry has hit another milestone with the first sea freight shipment of live slaughter cattle arriving on China’s shores today.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the first shipment of 1200 live slaughter cattle was made possible by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and had boarded from Portland, South Australia on 4 February 2017.Read more
Farmers are furious about the former Water Minister’s comments on the controversial Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying they show a fundamental misunderstanding of life on the land.
Labor MP Tony Burke, who oversaw the implementation of the basin plan ...
** Article and image sourced from The Daily Advertiser (Wagga), 16 February 2017.
THE state government is giving $5000 towards this year’s Harmony Day in Glen Innes.
Last year’s festivities saw Filipinos meet with Tongans, Germans, Sc...
** Article and image sourced from Glen Innes Examiner, 20 February 2017.
TAMWORTH residents can now get free Opal cards, along with access to a top-up station at the Service NSW centre on Hill St.
While Opal cards can’t be used on the local public transport ne...
** Article and image sourced from The Northern Daily Leader, 20 February 2017.
My association with and admiration of the Meals on Wheels Association was enhanced when the organisation, that began in Australia in 1953, launched its National Meal Guidelines in Parliament House last week.
As co-chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Meals on Wheels I...
** Article and image sourced from Daily Liberal (Dubbo), 19 February 2017.
Grain growers, researchers to benefit from $130 million, 10-year funding partnership between GRDC, government
THE region’s grain growers and researchers can both put down better roots after the announcement of a 10-year funding partnership between the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and NSW government.
More than $130 million will be invested into grains research...
** Article and image sourced from The Northern Daily Leader, 17 February 2017.
AUSTRALIA’S best artisan bacon, and Woolgoolga blueberries, are among the first crop of products to wear the new Country of Origin Labels (CoOL), giving consumers a clearer view of where their food is grown and produced.
And with the push for the great produce produced in this shire ??...
** Article and image sourced from Nambucca Guardian, 18 February 2017.