Fisheries crackdown nets results

Fishers who flout the law are on notice after Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall revealed a 44 per cent increase in fines since 2018, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s blitz on protecting and enhancing the state’s aquatic resources. Mr Marshall said there were 3,172 fines issued in 2020 under…


NSW Nats call for east coast ag labour taskforce

As the NSW and Australian agricultural sectors grapple with critical labour shortages ahead of a predicted record harvest season, NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has called for an overhaul of the country’s approach to seasonal work. Mr Marshall declared his intent to work closely with the Queensland, Victorian, and Tasmanian Governments to establish…


New bridge project taking shape

Plans are powering ahead for a new $12.5 million bridge to replace the ageing timber truss bridge at Rawsonville, west of Dubbo. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the new bridge will be built before the existing bridge is removed to minimise the impact on the community. “The majority of the community told us…

NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest

Provest asks Queensland for a “please explain”

Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has accused the Queensland government of blatant hypocrisy over its border policies. Mr Provest asked how it’s possible that yesterday a plane full of NRL players, their families, and associates were allowed to seamlessly cross the border into Queensland, flying from Sydney to Brisbane, landing and disembarking without a…

Bronnie Taylor

Women of the Year nominations open

The search is on for the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations open for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds across NSW. “These awards are all about celebrating women…


Disaster assistance for victims of storms and flooding in northern NSW

Disaster assistance is now available in the northern NSW local government areas of Glen Innes, Severn, and Inverell following severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). “The severe…