Gurmesh Singh

Scholarships for our vulnerable youth

Some of the state’s most disadvantaged young people will be supported to achieve their academic aspirations as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Youth Development Scholarships program. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said young people across NSW have had to endure the effects of the pandemic and adapt to new…

Caring for care workers

A new training program will be piloted to help care workers look after themselves and the people they work with amid growing demand for trauma training. The trauma training program, funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government, will see existing aged, disability and community services workers learn about the effects of trauma on…

Mental health support boost

Child protection caseworkers will receive more frequent and easily accessible mental health services as part of the NSW government’s $130 million mental health recovery package. Nationals Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor said child protection caseworkers have been working around the clock to keep kids safe during the pandemic, often under…

Work underway on $20 million Bobeyan Road upgrade

The $20 million upgrade of Bobeyan Road through Adaminaby, Bolaro, and Shannons Flat has begun with Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Valleys Council delivering the works in partnership. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro, local MLC Bronnie Taylor and representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Valleys Council met in Cooma to sign…

Sarah Mitchell

COVID learning support program extended

To help students catch up on any learning loss experienced due to COVID-19 lockdowns and learning from home, the NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the extension of the COVID Intensive Learning Support Program into next year. Following the positive reception and uptake of the 2021 program, the NSW Nationals in the state…

Bronnie Taylor

$130 million to fast-track mental health recovery

The NSW Government’s economic roadmap has mental health as a top priority with a record $130 million to provide immediate access to help for anyone whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding boost will provide more appointments with psychology and psychiatry services, address the sharp rise in eating disorders and…

NSW Nationals announce Nichole Overall as candidate for Monaro

The NSW Nationals have announced that Nichole Overall will be its candidate for the upcoming Monaro by-election, following the announcement earlier this month that local MP John Barilaro will retire from politics. The award-winning author, local historian, and communications professional was preselected by grassroots members to succeed Mr Barilaro, who welcomed Mrs Overall’s preselection this…

Social housing investment key to recovery roadmap

Thousands of new jobs and social housing properties will be created through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic recovery strategy with an additional $183 million dedicated to fast-track more than 1,400 new homes. This investment will provide vital new homes for the state’s most vulnerable and create 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in…