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…

One giant leap for regional astronomy centre

One small step for a man in one giant leap for Tamworth’s $1.8 million Regional Astronomy and Science Centre as framework goes up on the new centre. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson joined members of the Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club and the community to inspect the progress of this exciting new facility. Mr…

Regional Youth Taskforce

Regional Youth Taskforce delivering results

Picture: Salty Dingo Young people living in regional and rural areas can now finalise their P-plate licence applications online without needing to travel considerable distances to Service NSW offices, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Regional Youth Taskforce. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor said the 18-member taskforce,…

Nationals deliver win for cattle industry

Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. The NSW Nationals in the federal government have helped secure a Federal Court ruling in favour of farmers. The decision by the Commonwealth not to appeal against the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture is an outcome The Nationals…

Mental health training for pharmacists and staff

People visiting pharmacies across drought-affected NSW will benefit from boosted mental health support thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in a pilot program to deliver mental health training to pharmacists and staff. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the funding will help pharmacy staff better understand mental health…