The Nats have been attending Agricultural Shows and Field Days for as long as our Party has been in existence, and this year is no different.
Local knowledge is critical to making our stalls at local field days a success and with our biggest event of the year just around the corner, we’re putting the call out to local members to help staff our AgQuip stand alongside our Head Office team and Members of our Parliament.Read more
There are few people who can have as profound an impact on our children than our teachers, and nearly every person can remember who their favourite teacher was growing up.
In our ever-changing world, the NSW Government is ensuring our teachers continue to inspire future generations by creating the Quality Teaching, Successful Students fund which focuses on boosting professional development and classroom skills. The $88 million fund, an increase of $38 million on last year, brings the total investment in training close to a quarter of a billion dollars over the past three years.Read more
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In June the NSW Government handed down the biggest budget for regional NSW in the state’s history. The centrepiece of the announcement was the $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund. The Regional Growth Fund is made up of a number of separate funds, with each fund dedicated to a specific area of need.Read more
Born in Narrabri and spending most of her life in the Wee Waa region, Pam first became involved with the then Country Party while studying in Tamworth. Ever since Pam has been a lifelong supporter and member as the Secretary for both the Wee Waa Branch and Barwon SEC for many years.
After years of involvement Pam believes that, despite the challenges, the Nationals will continue as a steady beacon for politics and political engagement in difficult political times.Read more
Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker, alongside over 40 enthusiastic motorcyclists, rode from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie today to raise awareness of the importance of organ donor registration.
“Just one in three Australians is a registered organ donor so the reason we were riding the length of Cowper today is to show everyone in our region that they can register to be an organ donor and change the lives of up to 10 people,” Mr Hartsuyker said.Read more
Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has called on more local businesses to submit an application for the Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP), with the news that the deadline has been extended by two weeks to August 15.
“Now that there is more time to get your application in for the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package, your business has more time to take advantage of the $25 million set aside for the NSW North Coast,” Mr Hartsuyker said.Read more
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said a modern foreshore precinct in Woodburn is set to become a reality with funding secured under the first round of the Australian Government’s new Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Making the announcement in Woodburn today Mr Hogan with Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new function centre, jetty and pontoon will allow for the expansion of river based sporting and recreational opportunities, including new regional, state and higher level water skiing competitions.Read more
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will fast track public patients’ access to endoscopies in the Hunter New England Local Health District under this year’s Innovations in Cancer Control Grant Program.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Northern NSW, Ben Franklin MLC, said a $141,000 NSW Health grant would fund a review of cases on waiting lists to ensure patients who meet national guidelines for colonoscopy or gastroscopy receive priority treatment.Read more
Tweed retirement village residents will benefit from a new package of reforms recently announced by the state government.
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the package includes a four-point plan that will put consumers first and protect residents from potentially dodgy practices.Read more