Minister late again in foot-and-mouth fight

The late announcement of a ban on importing meat products for personal use from all countries with foot-and-mouth disease shows the Federal Government continues to be indecisive in dealing with the FMD crisis in Indonesia. Nationals Leader and Shadow Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said this was a step forward in protecting our biosecurity but…

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Narromine soccer to have a place to call home

Narromine’s future soccer stars will have a home they can be proud of, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the Narromine Soccer Club has received $172,000 to refurbish amenities at Dundas Oval. “The Narromine Soccer Club’s junior ranks are growing fast, and…

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Farming exports forecast to reach record $70.3 billion

Exceptional growing conditions and high global prices are continuing to benefit Australian agricultural production and exports. The new ABARES September quarter Agricultural Commodities Report is forecasting agricultural export earnings to climb to a record $70.3 billion for 2022-23 – almost 50% more than what it was 10 years ago after accounting for inflation. ABARES Executive…

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Sourcing the minerals and metals of the future

Applications are now open for the first round of a new fund set to turbocharge the critical minerals and high-tech metals sector and position regional NSW as a major global supplier. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Activation Fund would help diversify and accelerate mining…

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Building a career in construction

Students in the Myall Lakes now have more opportunities after completing school, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Traineeship Program. The two-year traineeship program is a collaboration between government infrastructure agencies and industry partners, offering Year 12 school leavers a rounded experience in the infrastructure sector. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes,…

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Surf’s up as World Cup comes to Coffs

Coffs Harbour will play host to some of the world’s elite beach athletes with the popular Summer of Surf World Cup series to host a four-day event, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said a $200,000 grant under Round…

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Book a check-up this Women’s Health Week

Women are being reminded to book important health check-ups to take care of their physical and mental health during this Women’s Health Week (September 5-11). Nationals Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said women may have delayed or avoided appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they should…

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