Update from the Chairman

National Farmers Federation release Get Australia Growing report Australia’s peak agricultural body, the National Farmers Federation, has called for governments to “Get Australia Growing” out of the COVID-19 downturn. The 20-page document is framed around responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but also touches on a number of themes that The Nationals would find familiar.…

Perin Davey

New skills package to deliver recovery and growth

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities. The new JobTrainer skills package will also guarantee support for tens of thousands of apprentices in jobs across rural, remote and regional NSW…

Millions secured to seal Caronga Peak Road

Bourke Shire Council will receive $4.6 million to seal Caronga Peak Road through funding delivered from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal government. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said that the improvement of local roads funded under the Fixing Local Roads Program was vital to better road safety for our regional…

Funding secured for shooting complex near Dubbo

Construction of the new Orana Regional Shooting Complex is expected to commence in early November, after NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders announced $3 million in funding had been secured to make the project a reality. Mr Saunders committed to the project in the lead-up to the 2019 state election, and said the funding…

Steph Cooke

Nats in Government fixing local roads

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Coolamon Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced funding for four projects which will share in $875,526 from the Fixing Local Roads program. “This is a fantastic boost…

Grants to boost agriculture efforts

Small and medium-sized exporters across regional, rural and remote NSW will benefit from programs aimed at creating jobs, re-invigorating industry and supporting regional NSW including the $10,000 Exporter Assistance Grant. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the support program came at an important time with many businesses struggling due to drought and bushfires.…

Gurmesh Singh

More free legal support to help people through pandemic

Domestic violence victim-survivors, Aboriginal Australians and people who’ve lost their jobs and homes as a result of COVID-19 will be among those to benefit from a Commonwealth funding boost of more than $15.6 million for NSW’s legal assistance sector. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said local free legal services will receive a…

Road safety no game for youth on Mid North Coast

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that learner drivers preparing for their P-plate exams on the state’s Mid North Coast will be able to practice their skills in a safe environment, thanks to a new driving simulator funded by the NSW Nationals in Government. Mr Bromhead was joined by Minister for…

Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Could 12-year-old Lincoln Chambers one day win Olympic gold for athletics? Or perhaps 13-year-old Ruby Dykstra will represent Australia in an international pony club competition? Maybe 15-year-old Jemimah Andrews will one day play for the Australian Diamonds netball team. Only time will tell for these youngsters, but Federal NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan…

NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey

Stimulus accelerates safety work on old Macksville Bridge

Work to ensure the safety and reliability of the old Macksville Bridge has been accelerated as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic stimulus package. NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and…