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Millions of Reasons to Care

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, says this National Carers Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vital work carers do. Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who…

What’s your dream Christmas holiday?

The children of the Dubbo electorate are being invited to let their creativity flow by designing the Christmas card for local Nationals MP Dugald Saunders. Primary school students across the region are being asked to submit drawings with the theme My Dream Christmas Holiday. The winning entry will take pride of place on Mr Saunders’…

Applications open for Community Building Partnership program

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, is encouraging the local community to put in applications for the latest round of the Community Building Partnership program. The program secures investment for local infrastructure projects that aim to deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation and inclusion. Since its inception, almost $400…

Community supermarket a lifeline for Barraba

Barraba locals are the winners following Liberty Foodcare’s decision to establish a low-cost community supermarket in part of the Old Vic Hotel in Queen Street. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he was pleased the former government had been able to contribute to the shop with a $12,500 grant from the Community Building Partnerships…

Farmers hit in Labor’s deceitful superannuation tax grab

Labor’s superannuation changes are set to disproportionately impact family farms held in self-managed super funds (SMSF) if they exceed new thresholds. Nationals’ Leader David Littleproud said family farms, particularly where their properties are in a SMSF, would be hit the hardest by Labor’s superannuation tax grab. Mr Littleproud said the changes would allow Labor to…

Another big win for Coffs sporting community

Construction is underway on improved facilities that will better cater for local sporting needs in Coffs Harbour. The Coffs athletics community will enjoy new field event facilities at York Street Oval and space for a grass track available for 12 months of the year, while the Northern Storm Football Club will enjoy change room and…

“Kick in the guts” for blindsided farmers

The Minns Labor Government has been slammed over its decision to backflip on coastal harvestable water rights. Last year The Nationals in government increased Coastal Harvestable Rights to allow farmers to store 30 per cent of the rain that falls on their properties – up from the previous 10 per cent. But Water Minister Rose…