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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Nats deliver 400 new fire trucks

The 400th new fire truck has rolled off the production line and been handed over to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $830 million investment in response to the Bushfire Inquiry. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke…

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Quirindi silo art dream becomes a reality

The campaign to have Quirindi join the growing silo art trail has come to fruition with $199,981 provided under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program. Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson was on hand in the Liverpool Plains to congratulate the Quirindi Silo Art Committee…

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Bridging the gap in Wellington

A bridge leading to some of the Wellington district’s key tourist attractions is set to be upgraded, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced more than $1.5 million for Dubbo Regional Council to upgrade Burrendong Bridge No. 1 on…

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