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Nats In Government Delivering Tweed Health

NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest visited the confirmed site of the new $582 million Tweed Valley Hospital this week with a message that the Nationals in Government are getting on with ensuring the Tweed community have access to world class healthcare and more health services when the new hospital…

Nationals In Government Protect The Right To Farm

The NSW Nationals have taken a strong stand for farmers, announcing a powerful new Independent Agriculture Commissioner to protect the Right To Farm. An increase in the number of anti-farming activists, combined with increasing urbanisation of traditionally rural areas, has put more and more pressure on farmers across the State. The NSW Nationals take the…

Call To Ban Cotton Exports A ‘Senseless Stunt’

The Centre Alliance call to ban cotton exports is nothing more than “a senseless stunt”, according to Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “It just attacks hard-working farming communities right across my electorate,” Mr Coulton said. “Targeting those who need the support of our community and Government leaders the most right now is dangerous and…

Nats Say ‘No Way’ To SA

A South Australian report wants drought-stricken New South Wales communities to give up even more of their water. The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission report has recommended more buybacks to send even more water downstream – away from our towns and our farms. This comes as people in our communities are struggling through a devastating drought,…

Nats In Government Erase School Maintenance Backlog

For the first time in the State’s history the school maintenance backlog will be wiped to zero, ensuring students across NSW enjoy the best possible learning environments. Tuesday’s announcement means every maintenance job currently outstanding at the State’s 2200 public schools will be cleared. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government inherited a $1…

Safety At Risk From Activist Website

The news reports about the website that lists the personal details of family farms are deeply concerning. This is a safety issue. These aren’t just farms, these are people’s homes. Their families, their children, live at these places. To go out there and publish this kind of material is not just reckless, it’s dangerous. We’ve…

OPINION: Get The Little Things Right

by Michael McCormack – Member for Riverina, Leader of the Nationals, Deputy Prime Minister When you get the little things right, the big things look after themselves. Many of us are too busy focusing on the ins and outs of everyday life to really stop and think about the big things like raising a family,…

Record Funding To Make Country Roads Safer

The Nationals in Government will deliver more than 6000 kilometres of vital road safety work in an effort to drive down the road toll. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said the $182 million boost to road safety that will significantly improve road safety and help reduce the road toll. “We are serious…

Country Doctors To Be Trained In The Bush

A $17 million investment from the Nationals in Government will transform the way country-raised medical students are trained and retained in the Riverina. A new Rural Medical School Program will be developed in Wagga Wagga with the University of New South Wales, as part of a $74 million Australian Government investment in the Murray-Darling Medical…