Nationals fight to protect country media

A suite of measures including short term relief and long term support have been announced to help sustain Australian media businesses through to the other side of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The NSW Nationals were disappointed to hear of the closure of regional newsrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with non-daily papers across the state…

Oberon to receive $3 million community hub

Oberon locals will soon have a dynamic public space to enjoy literature, culture and the arts while accessing the latest technology, thanks to funding to deliver a new, digitally connected community hub from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced $3 million from the Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus…

Keep kids off quads for their safety

Quad bike owners are being warned to ‘keep kids off quad bikes’ in a new SafeWork NSW campaign launched by NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson. The campaign will remind farmers that quad bikes are the biggest killers on NSW’s farms, causing 132 deaths in Australia since 2011 and that one in seven…

Boost for Clarence Valley youth and Aboriginal culture

The NSW Nationals in Government are preparing for the post-coronavirus era with three significant grants that will enhance amenities for younger Clarence Valley residents, artists and develop local Indigenous culture, according to local Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “The NSW Nationals in Government are providing Clarence Valley Council around $170,000 for three terrific projects,” Mr Gulaptis…

Slashing licence fees to help small businesses

Up to 200,000 licence holders operating across the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees, thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the licence fee waivers were a crucial part of the state government’s first economic…

Coronavirus clinic opens in Wagga Wagga

The first rural GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic in New South Wales has officially opened in Wagga Wagga. Deputy Prime Minister Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the new respiratory clinic was part of the Government’s $2.4 billion health package to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Wagga Wagga is a health hub for the…

Bridge to be replaced thanks to Nats in Government

An older-style timber bridge that crosses the Little River south of Geurie is set to benefit from a share of $86 million being invested into road, bridge and truck wash projects across regional parts of the state. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced that $2.716 million will be provided to Dubbo Regional Council to…

More frontline police officers for regional communities

The NSW Nationals in Government have welcomed an increase in police across the regions, with new Probationary Constables joining the ranks. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the announcement recruits from Class 340 would soon be on local beats, as part of a $583 million investment over four years. “This is a huge…

Coles improves access for remote communities

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has welcomed changes by Coles to ensure that those living in remote communities have access to the vital supplies, by removing purchasing limits for those who live further than 100km from their nearest supermarket. “Many families have been put under undeserved stress and scrutiny in our more remote…