More Upper Hunter schools set to shine

The NSW Government is continuing to improve the quality of classrooms and cut school power bills with an additional 180 schools including five in the Upper Hunter electorate added to the LED Lighting Upgrade Program. The $157.8 million program was launched in October 2020 as a stimulus response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is replacing…

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Disaster Recovery Allowance now available

Riverina and Central West communities affected by recent storms and flooding can now apply for financial support from the Australian Government. The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is available to support people whose income has been affected in the local government areas (LGAs) of Cowra, Forbes, Lockhart, Parkes and Weddin. Nationals Member for Riverina…

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Temora greyhound track upgrade a winner

Greyhound racing at Temora track has undergone safety improvements thanks to almost $40,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister for Racing Kevin Anderson visited the track to meet local club members and inspect the upgrades. “We love our greyhound racing here in Temora…

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Regions going high tech

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are investing $12 million to strengthen partnerships between the technology sector and regional Australians to solve uniquely Australian challenges. The new Catalysing the Artificial Intelligence Opportunity in Our Regions program will provide competitive grant funding over three rounds to regional organisations for artificial intelligence (AI) projects that deliver benefits to…

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Visual effects industry coming to Ballina

One of Australia’s premium visual special effects companies is relocating its operations from Byron Bay to Ballina and expanding its products for the film and TV industries, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts Ben Franklin said a $1 million grant will…

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Nats giants remembered

December 20 marks two significant and coincidental anniversaries for the National Party. It is the first anniversary of the passing of former federal leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Doug Anthony. It is also the 60th anniversary of the death of another former federal leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister – Earle Page. While both…

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