David Gillespie

Boosting medical student places at rural clinical schools

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are investing nearly $100-million to expand the number of Commonwealth-supported places for medical students at rural clinical schools and regional university campuses. The Federal Budget 2022-23 is delivering an investment of $296.5 million in regional, rural and remote health, including new measures aimed at increasing the medical workforce…

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2022-23 BUDGET DELIVERS $7.1 BILLION TO TURBOCHARGE OUR REGIONS

The Morrison-Joyce Government is backing regional industries that create wealth with a new $7.1 billion investment pipeline to drive economic growth and make Australia as strong as possible as quickly as possible. Under the new Energy Security and Regional Development Plan, the Government will develop key regions across Australia, transforming them into next generation export…

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Temora takes off as warbird flight destination

In an Australian-first, warbird flight simulators will soon land at the Temora Aviation Museum, giving more people an opportunity to explore the sky, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said $438,110 in funding will help install a P40 Kittyhawk, P51 Mustang and…

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Milestones pave the way for Tamworth jobs boom

Tamworth’s economy is set to grow thanks to $20,246,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Restart NSW Growing Local Economies Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government had funded the Trunk Stormwater Drainage infrastructure as part of the Tamworth Global Gateway Park, a development which will create thousands of…

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“Water is wealth and a dam is a bank”

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will commit up to $433 million in additional funding toward the construction of Dungowan Dam, reinforcing the importance of this region-building project. Through the 2022-23 Budget, the government has locked the money in to ensure the project gets built, pending finalisation of the business case, due later this…

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No red tape for interstate hospitality workers

The number of NSW hospitality workers is being boosted to help businesses struggling with staff shortages. The Automatic Mutual Recognition initiative allows certified Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) staff from Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the ACT to work in NSW without needing new credentials. Nationals Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson…

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