Boost for local road maintenance in Cowper

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says councils will be able to complete important road projects following the release of quarterly payments under the Roads to Recovery program. From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of…

Sarah Mitchell

Education Minister puts focus on the basics

An on-demand diagnostic tool that shows teachers how students are progressing in phonics is now available for all NSW public school students. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the Phonics Diagnostic Assessment follows the success of the government’s Year 1 Phonics Check, which will be mandatory from this year. “Understanding phonics is an essential…


Wave of support for Tweed surf clubs

Cabarita Beach and Fingal Rovers surf lifesaving clubs have been awarded a combined $270,000 in new grants by the NSW Nationals in the state government. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest announced Cabarita Beach SLSC will receive $223,687 for extra training rooms and other critical upgrades, while Fingal Rovers SLSC will get $44,259 to go solar…