Trucks continue to do the heavy lifting

Working safely and getting drivers home in one piece is a key focus of NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson gave the opening address to the Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association NSW Annual Conference at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre and said…

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Nuclear discussion draws attention

Members may have seen news reports this week about the NSW Nationals supporting the use of nuclear power. On Wednesday, the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on State Development delivered Report No. 46 — Uranium Mining and Nuclear Facilities (Prohibitions) Repeal Bill 2019. This cross-party inquiry into nuclear energy recommended the removal of a prohibition…

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Age limit for flu jab lowered

Families across regional NSW will have more access to influenza vaccinations with the lowering of the age pharmacists can administer flu jabs to children from 16 years to 10 years. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this was fantastic news for families with more options to protect their children against flu, given the…

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Disaster assistance available after storms and flood

Disaster assistance is now available to help people and businesses in the Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca and Kempsey areas that have been impacted by storms and flooding. Assistance to these local government areas was announced by Deputy Nationals Leader and Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud under the jointly-funded…

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Farraway hits the ground running for the west

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has wasted no time advocating for western NSW, with funding for several community projects. The Bathurst-based Member of the Legislative Council has been a tireless champion for the bush, announcing $69,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund for the Maules Creek Campdraft Club, $529,667 for youth projects in…

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Grain trains to remain thanks to Nats

The NSW Nationals in Government have halted proposed changes by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to change regulations governing locomotive emissions, which would have a devastating impact on industry. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall publicly opposed the proposal to introduce a new…

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Rain a relief but not drought-breaking

Regional NSW is still experiencing the worst of the drought, despite ongoing rain in the Northern Valleys increasing the possibility of inflows into key dams. NSW Nationals Water Minister Melinda Pavey said embargoes were placed on irrigators across the Barwon-Darling over the weekend to replenish the river systems as much as possible. “Embargoes were placed…

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