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
Editor’s note: We have taken the opportunity to interview a brand-new member of the Party to investigate what makes people decide to become a Nat. We are thrilled when any new member joins but are particularly pleased to see the ranks of the Young Nats continuing to grow – ensuring the future of our Party.
A born and bred Gunnedah boy, Edward returned to his family home of 'Gunnible' in late 2016 after completing a Masters of Communication in Sydney while also working in the Sydney Art Market and spending time as the Curator of the Olsen Irwin Gallery. Despite an already dynamic career in the city, the reason to move home was strong – “The country calls to some people, and that’s what drew me back” Edward says.Read more
One lucky student from St Mary’s Catholic College at Casino will join 19 other students from across the State to embark on a once in a lifetime tour of key Anzac battlegrounds next year, Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
Mr Gulaptis said St Mary’s Catholic College applied and was selected via a ballot to participate in the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship.Read more
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries announced applications for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are now open.
The NSW YAC has a statutory role to advise the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people, as well as monitor and evaluate youth-related policies and legislation.Read more
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless today announced the opening of the Growing Local Economies Fund, which will use a new funding model to invest half a billion dollars in business-boosting infrastructure in regional NSW.
Mr Colless said consulting with local government, businesses, and industry and community groups will be an important first step towards submitting a strong application.Read more
Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed a written guarantee by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) to fund critical upgrades to Temora Hospital’s operating theatre.
The operating theatre had been slated for closure at the end of August but a dramatic intervention from Katrina and NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard last week called on MLHD to review the situation.Read more
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, the Hon John Barilaro MP, in conjunction with the Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, today announced that upgrade works to Coffs Harbour Airport terminal and apron and Airside have been completed.
Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government contributed $5.1 million towards the upgrade of Coffs Harbour airport through the Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.Read more