Ground-breaking plans to retain excellent teachers

New, higher paid roles for outstanding teachers could be introduced in NSW under ground-breaking plans being driven by leading educational expert Professor John Hattie. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said creating a stronger career path for classroom teachers which better rewards excellence in teaching is key to modernising our education system.…

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Myall Lakes to benefit from Regional Job Creation Fund

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, has announced $100,000 from Round Two of the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund for a local project with boat manufacturer, Steber International. Mr Bromhead congratulated Steber International, which will use the funding to create a dedicated assembly line for the manufacturing of small boats under licence. “This…

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Have your say on the Mental Health Line

People with lived experience of mental illness and their carers are helping shape the future of the Mental Health Line by sharing their experience with the NSW Government. The 1.800.011.511 line is a free phone service which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering specialist advice, support and referral to specialist NSW…

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Nats deliver new engineering jobs

Ten new ongoing full-time employees will soon be plying their trade at West Tamworth’s Apollo Engineering, with the support of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Jobs Creation fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced Apollo Engineering will be the recipient of a $200,000 grant that will assist in establishing a…

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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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