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Mental health support boost

Child protection caseworkers will receive more frequent and easily accessible mental health services as part of the NSW government’s $130 million mental health recovery package. Nationals Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor said child protection caseworkers have been working around the clock to keep kids safe during the pandemic, often under…

Work underway on $20 million Bobeyan Road upgrade

The $20 million upgrade of Bobeyan Road through Adaminaby, Bolaro, and Shannons Flat has begun with Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Valleys Council delivering the works in partnership. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro, local MLC Bronnie Taylor and representatives from Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Snowy Valleys Council met in Cooma to sign…

Sarah Mitchell

COVID learning support program extended

To help students catch up on any learning loss experienced due to COVID-19 lockdowns and learning from home, the NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the extension of the COVID Intensive Learning Support Program into next year. Following the positive reception and uptake of the 2021 program, the NSW Nationals in the state…

Bronnie Taylor

$130 million to fast-track mental health recovery

The NSW Government’s economic roadmap has mental health as a top priority with a record $130 million to provide immediate access to help for anyone whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding boost will provide more appointments with psychology and psychiatry services, address the sharp rise in eating disorders and…

NSW Nationals announce Nichole Overall as candidate for Monaro

The NSW Nationals have announced that Nichole Overall will be its candidate for the upcoming Monaro by-election, following the announcement earlier this month that local MP John Barilaro will retire from politics. The award-winning author, local historian, and communications professional was preselected by grassroots members to succeed Mr Barilaro, who welcomed Mrs Overall’s preselection this…

Social housing investment key to recovery roadmap

Thousands of new jobs and social housing properties will be created through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic recovery strategy with an additional $183 million dedicated to fast-track more than 1,400 new homes. This investment will provide vital new homes for the state’s most vulnerable and create 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in…

Veterans claims system to be overhauled

Nationals Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the appointment of independent consultants to overhaul the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ claims processing system. McKinsey & Company will work with families who have lost loved ones to suicide to formulate recommendations that will overhaul the system to better serve our veterans. Mr…