Michael Johnsen

Grassroots sports groups share in $4.6 million boost

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced sports organisations in his electorate have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities. Mr Johnsen said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly eased. “Sport is a vital part of the fabric of…

Investing in our smart farming future

Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted thanks to the Nationals in Government with more support on offer under the latest round of the $43.5 million Smart Farms Small Grants program. This program is developing and extending new tools and technologies to help farmers and regional communities adopt best practice land management. Nationals Deputy Leader and…

Tackling Tough Times Together

The Federal Nationals in Government are continuing to back drought-affected communities, providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia was continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience…

Multi-million dollar boost for bushfire-affected industries

Bushfire-impacted dairy farmers, fruit growers and forestry businesses are set to benefit from recovery funding to help them get back on their feet and back to work, thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government’s $140 million Bushfire Industry Recovery Package. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said targeted grants would be available to…

Nats in Government delivering on dam promises

The NSW Nationals in Government are one step closer to delivering the state’s first major dam projects in three decades after signing on partner company WaterSecure to oversee the projects. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the announcement meant the Wyangala Dam wall-raising would be fast-tracked in her electorate, as well as building…

Students return to classrooms across the state

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. Schools across rural and regional NSW have welcomed back their students to fulltime classes in public schools. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said he was thrilled that life was getting back to normal in an important way for school students. “We know that parents,…

Major $1.8 billion boost for local councils

The Federal Nationals in Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local councils. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward…