Helping students with reading and numeracy

A new assessment tool designed for NSW public schools to use during the COVID-19 pandemic is expanding to Year 3 students after overwhelmingly positive feedback from the new Year 5 and 9 assessment. NSW public school teachers will be armed with the new reading and numeracy assessment to help schools identify a student’s current abilities…

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Funding flows to community projects

In May the NSW Nationals in the federal government announced key community infrastructure would be supported as part of a $1.8 billion boost. Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie was pleased to announce the first local projects to be funded in the MidCoast local government area under the $3.4 million Community Infrastructure Initiative. Tuncurry…

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Major investment to fight weeds and pests

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are funding the development of new or improved weed control and pest animal management tools through a $13 million competitive grant round. NSW Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the program was part of a four-year, $30.3 million funding pipeline to help farmers and land managers combat…

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Pavey slams Shooters-Labor-Greens alliance

The Shooters, Greens and Labor Party have voted to block greater transparency in the NSW water market in a disgraceful display of political games last night in the NSW Upper House. NSW Nationals Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said their decision to vote down the NSW Nationals’ Water Transparency and Accountability Bill…

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New mental health unit for Tamworth Hospital

Tamworth Hospital will get a new purpose-built mental health unit, after refurbishment plans were scrapped in favour of a larger, modern building. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said the NSW Nationals in the state government opted to invest in a complete rebuild to better care for the acute mental health needs of Tamworth and…

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Maclean Interchange opens to traffic

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade is continuing its streak of openings with the Maclean interchange to fully open to traffic this week. NSW Nationals Member for Clarence and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the new interchange would provide safe and quick access to the new motorway, and improved…

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Rangari Road upgrade seals election promise

Work to seal Rangari Road will soon begin, delivering smoother, safer journeys between Manilla and Boggabri. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Nationals in the state government were delivering on their election commitment with $9 million to upgrade and seal the remaining 19-kilometre section of Rangari Road on the back of community feedback.…

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$2.9 million for UNE project to manage weeds

A New England-based project which is developing technology to autonomously and remotely control weeds in agricultural production is one of 10 Australian research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The project, titled ‘Novel autonomous robotic weed control to maximise agricultural productivity’, involves developing an…

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