Gatekeepers to provide suicide prevention support

A legion of ‘Gatekeepers’ will help protect communities across NSW, with more than 10,000 volunteers in high-risk populations and industries being trained in suicide prevention. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Nationals in Government were proud to deliver the first initiative of the Towards Zero Suicides program with a $2.8 million investment in community…

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Common sense support for real Australians

The Federal Nationals in Government have secured a number of important measures to help regular Australians. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the measures were part of the economic plan that will support regional communities and secure a strong economic and jobs recovery. Tax relief for low and middle-income earners Low and middle-income…

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Dubbo business secures regional rail contract

The NSW Nationals in Government’s Regional Rail Project is delivering on its promise to create regional jobs and stimulate the economy, with the first major contract for work on the new Regional Rail Maintenance Facility awarded to a Dubbo-based business. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders was joined by Minister for Regional Transport and…

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Clarence koalas to get new trees

Clarence Valley koalas, hit hard by the recent bushfires, will soon have 5000 new trees to munch on thanks to a $45,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “The trees are being planted to aid conservation efforts of our precious and embattled local koala populations in the…

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Nationals fight to support local shows

The Nationals in Government are spending big to help agricultural show societies and regional communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Nationals in Government are spending $36 million to help support show societies hit by social distancing restrictions, while the NSW Nationals in Government have allocated a further $10.77 million to…

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Nats secure millions to support regional news

The Nationals in Government have announced 107 regional publishers and broadcasters who applied to the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) Program will receive a share of $50 million in funding committed to support regional news services in 2020-21. This funding was secured to support newspaper businesses and commercial broadcasters across regional and remote Australia. Unprecedented…

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Cash flows to fix local roads

The State and Federal Nationals in Government will join forces to turbocharge a program that will improve local roads across regional NSW and create thousands of local jobs. The Australian Government has committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring even more regional communities benefit faster. The…

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New sports hub to kick off in Cooma

NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has marked two significant milestones in the local region. Mr Barilaro said the green light has officially been given for the new $15 million state-of-the-art sports facility in Cooma, which was committed to during the 2019 State Election. “The people of Monaro love their sport and this new…

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Kempsey to get Country Universities Centre

A new Country Universities Centre will be established in Kempsey to boost jobs and provide higher education study options for Macleay Valley youth thanks to the support of the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey and Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan welcomed the announcement for the region. Mr Conaghan…

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