Major boost for Central West rail

A $30.3 million investment in the Bathurst to Parkes rail line is set deliver a major boost to freight and passenger capacity and lay the foundations to meet growing transport demand to and from the Central West. Deputy Premier and Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Nationals in the…

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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…

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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…

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Landmark investment to help more women and children fleeing domestic violence

Thousands more women and children escaping domestic abuse will be supported with housing and specialist services following a landmark investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government. The government will invest an additional $484.3 million – the single biggest investment in tackling domestic and family violence (DFV) in the state’s history. The package includes:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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