Disaster assistance extended

Disaster assistance is now available in 18 additional local government areas following severe storms and flooding last month. The additional LGAs are Bourke, Coonamble, Dubbo, Glen Innes Severn, Kyogle, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Lockhart, Muswellbrook, Narromine, Orange, Parkes, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Tamworth, Walgett and Warren. These areas are now included in addition to the…

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The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust

Sir Earle Page was one of the founders of the Country Party of Australia, which went on to become the National Party. Sir Earle, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1939, was the third longest-serving M.P in Australian history, spending just shy of 42 years in the parliament. The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust,…

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NSW government staff member of the year

Congrats to former Nats’ staffer Isabelle Gillespie, who has been named by the Premier as the NSW government staff member of the year. Issy has received the Nick Ruygrok Award for what’s been described as her “outstanding and dedicated service to the NSW Government and the people of NSW.” The award was established in memory…

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Record year for Australian Winter crop production

Australian Winter crop production is forecast to reach a new national record. ABARES Executive Director Dr Jared Greenville said the December Australian Crop Report forecasts 2021–22 Winter crop production to reach a record 58.4 million tonnes following favourable growing conditions over Spring. “The national record is driven by expected all-time high production in Western Australia…

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Have your say on Princes Highway upgrade

Locals are invited to have their say on the first six-kilometre section of the Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road to help deliver a safer, more reliable journey for all motorists. This section of the Princes Highway, between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road, is the highest priority for upgrade…

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Christmas comes early for fishers

Fishers’ festivities will kick off tomorrow with the opening of the Murray Cod fishing season. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said the opening of the season follows the annual three-month breeding closure as well as a record number of recent Murray Cod stockings, which bolstered populations in NSW lakes and rivers after years of…

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