Dubbo miner an award winner

Casey Martin from Alkane Resources – Tomingley Gold Operations has been awarded the NSW Women in Mining Outstanding Trade, Operator or Technician. Growing up in Cobar, with parents employed in mining, Casey was always aware of the industry’s importance to her community. She commenced her career as an underground truck operator. Her persistence in the…


Varroa mite incursion detected in NSW

The NSW Government is urging beekeepers across the state to safeguard their industry after biosecurity surveillance detected Varroa Mite in hives at the Port of Newcastle. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders says swift measures are being taken to contain the disease, which is the most serious pest for honey bees worldwide. “We have immediately…


Labor has no plan for water security

The release of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s expansive and successful water budget stands in stark contrast to Labor which still has no plan to deliver safe, secure ,and reliable water to NSW communities. Nationals Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the 2022-23 NSW Budget commits $1.1 billion to water projects…


Global award for Port Macquarie firies

Fire and Rescue NSW in-water rescue teams have been presented with a prestigious international first responders’ award for saving hundreds of people during the 2021 Port Macquarie floods. The Higgins and Langley Memorial Award, presented in the U.S. city of Indianapolis each year, recognises individuals, teams, and first response agencies around the world that demonstrate…

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Labor surrenders on education

Labor has proven it has no plan or vision for education in NSW, offering no new spending and pulling a complete backflip on its response to the NSW Government’s plans for pre-K and early education set out in the 2022/23 Budget. Last week the Opposition called the Government’s pre-K plan fanciful. Now they have shifted to futile,…