Johnsen secures funding for community groups

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has been hard at work securing funding for local community groups in his region. “Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Merriwa to present funding for two important organisations within the Merriwa Community, Can Assist – Merriwa Branch and the Merriwa Business Community,” Mr Johnsen said.…

Boost for first home buyers and construction industry

First home buyers and the construction industry in rural and regional areas are big winners under a targeted boost by the NSW Nationals in the state government to eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. “This is a fantastic opportunity that I encourage…

John Barilaro

Nats MPs direct donations to recovering communities

The NSW Nationals in the state government are extending their partnership with charity organisation GIVIT to ensure donated goods and services reach people who need them most in regional cities and towns recovering from the impacts of drought and bushfire. Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced $407,000 in funding to enable the national not-for-profit organisation to…

Animal activists target graziers in Parliament

NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has slammed an attempt by the Animal Justice Party to ban mulesing in the sheep industry, firmly backing farmers to make the best decisions for the welfare of their livestock. Mr Marshall warned that a bill, introduced by AJP, would prohibit mulesing as…

Pat Conaghan

Last call to nominate for Australian of the Year

There are just a few days to go to nominate a colleague, neighbour or community member who makes an outstanding contribution to your community for an Australian of the Year Award 2021. Federal NSW Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said he had seen Australians doing selfless things at virtually every turn this year due…

Nats in government deliver school upgrades for the Tweed

The Tweed community is one step closer to benefitting from modern education facilities with a call made for construction tenders for upgrades at Kingscliff Public School, Kingscliff High School, Tweed Heads South Public School, and Tweed River High School. Early construction work is currently being undertaken at these schools and NSW Nationals Member for Tweed…

Real-time bus tracking comes to the regions

Public transport customers across regional NSW will soon be able to track the arrival of their bus and get an indication of available seating in real time. The tracking technology will be installed in more than 70 buses starting from late August as part of phase two of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s…

Aussies urged to help save lives this DonateLife Week

As DonateLife week 2020 kicks off, Australians are urged to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families and to register as a donor with the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR). NSW Nationals Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton said the dedicated week was a key part of a national program to increase organ and tissue…