NSW prepares to reopen

After more than 100 days of restrictions, NSW tomorrow will take its first steps back towards normal life. Businesses will open to customers on Monday, October 11, with patrons required to demonstrate they have been double-vaccinated and are willing to comply with physical-distancing requirements. Premier Dominic Perrottet said tomorrow is the first step in seeing…

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Nats support new era of dementia care

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has announced that St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle will receive $6.5 million under the Building Better Regions Fund for the construction of a dementia-specific facility on its Emmaus site in Port Macquarie. The project will see the construction of a community centre, a world-class memory support village comprising…

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Regional travel just weeks away

People in Greater Sydney are just weeks away from being able to enjoy holidays and day trips to the regions as COVID travel restrictions start to ease. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the state this week passed a major milestone, hitting the 70 per cent double vaccination target. “From Monday…

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Nats delivering for North Coast

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $9.9 million in funding to construct 16.3 kilometres of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail between Bentley and Lismore Railway Station. “When this project is complete, it will become one of the best rail trails in the world,” Mr Hogan said. “The Rail Trail will eventually span…

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More support arrives for our farmers

Almost 500 foreign workers will be added to the state’s agricultural workforce, joining the more than 2,000 whose arrival the NSW Nationals in the state government have already aided. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said while this would be welcome news for farmers dealing with the COVID-exacerbated labour shortage, the NSW Government was constantly…

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