Dubbo students set sights on police careers

Seven young people from Dubbo are one step closer to becoming police officers following their graduation from the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery Program (IPROWD). Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the IPROWD program is designed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in emergency services. “The program…

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Stronger future for Upper Hunter racing

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has welcomed the NSW Government’s renewed investment in the racing industry which will bolster prizemoney, improve job prospects, and spark infrastructure upgrades. “The 2022-23 State Budget committed approximately $260 million in additional funding over the next four years to the NSW racing industry,” Mr Layzell said. “This announcement will…

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RFS tanker deployed to fight U.S wildfires

The NSW Rural Fire Service’s large air tanker, the Marie Bashir, has been deployed to the United States to support the U.S. Forest Service’s firefighting efforts. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the plane and a crew of aviation personnel departed Australia from Sydney’s Richmond Air…

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Labor’s Foot-and-Mouth taskforce – too little too late

Federal Nationals leader and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, has slammed the Agriculture Minister’s latest attempts to demonstrate control of the evolving foot-and-mouth disease crisis. Mr Littleproud said the Minister’s announcement of a Government taskforce to examine Australia’s biosecurity preparedness is just a rebadge of what the former Coalition Government already had in place.…

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