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Clarence Local Woman of the Year

Iluka’s Cheryl Dimmock has been named the 2024 Clarence Electorate Local Woman of the Year. Clarence Nationals MP Richie Williamson has made the announcement at a special function at the Iluka Community Hall, on the first day of NSW Women’s Week, and ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday (March 8) Mr Williamson said the…

Further Inland Rail Uncertainty

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said he was terribly disheartened to hear there are currently no plans to continue work on the Inland Rail north of Parkes. Under questioning at Senate Estimates, Australian Rail Track Corporation executives conceded the Government hasn’t provided funding to deliver the Inland Rail north of Parkes and had…

Time for action on regional crime

Regional and rural crime has skyrocketed across NSW as the Minns Labor Government continues to ignore the issue. More stories have been revealed in the media, showing just how severe the situation has become, and prompting renewed calls for a Parliamentary inquiry. Shadow Minister for Police Paul Toole said the lack of action is not…

Cable ties not good enough Premier

The NSW Nationals have criticised the Minns Labor Government for leaving fire crews without adequate resources, with funding cuts leading to critical maintenance issues across the state. Images of the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fleet revealed in a Budget Estimates hearing show one vehicle with brake lights held together by cable ties and another…

Flood recovery too slow

Federal Nationals Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, has written to the Prime Minister, Premier, Ministers, Local MPs, Mayors, and other organisational heads on the 2nd anniversary of the devastating 2022 floods. Dear Prime Minister, Currently, our region does not have a clear future and the recovery is not going well. There is great confusion, disappointment,…

Construction of Tamworth’s new Mental Health Unit

Construction of a new Mental Health Unit for Tamworth will begin shortly, with fencing, bunting, and scaffolding now on site at the Tamworth Hospital. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the arrival of workers who will begin preparing the site for construction. “Building a new mental health unit for Tamworth has been at…

Tweed Valley Hospital Community Open Day

A community open day for the new Tweed Valley Hospital will be held on Saturday, March 16, ahead of its official opening in May. Nationals Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, secured record funding of $723 million for the new hospital, which is the largest health infrastructure project ever built outside Sydney. The new Tweed Valley…