Fang encourages more people to ‘get the jab’

NSW Nationals MLC Wes Fang is encouraging more people, especially those in regional, rural and remote areas, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Mr Fang made the call after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and is encouraging others in regional NSW to check their eligibility on the Commonwealth website and register via the…

Federal Nats chair honoured for service to the community

Acting Prime Minister and federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack said he was delighted to see the long community contribution of Party federal chair and former MP Kay Hull recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mrs Hull’s admission to the Office of the Order of Australia recognises her distinguished service to rural and regional communities…

Boost for local road maintenance in Cowper

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says councils will be able to complete important road projects following the release of quarterly payments under the Roads to Recovery program. From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of…

Delivering greater water security for the south coast

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are investing almost $77 million in the Eurobodalla Southern Storage project to improve water availability and security on the NSW southern coast. NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey welcomed the funding, saying water security was very important. “Projects like this make sense as we adjust to more…

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Education Minister puts focus on the basics

An on-demand diagnostic tool that shows teachers how students are progressing in phonics is now available for all NSW public school students. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the Phonics Diagnostic Assessment follows the success of the government’s Year 1 Phonics Check, which will be mandatory from this year. “Understanding phonics is an essential…