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Coronavirus clinic opens in Wagga Wagga

The first rural GP-led COVID-19 respiratory clinic in New South Wales has officially opened in Wagga Wagga. Deputy Prime Minister Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the new respiratory clinic was part of the Government’s $2.4 billion health package to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Wagga Wagga is a health hub for the…

Bridge to be replaced thanks to Nats in Government

An older-style timber bridge that crosses the Little River south of Geurie is set to benefit from a share of $86 million being invested into road, bridge and truck wash projects across regional parts of the state. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced that $2.716 million will be provided to Dubbo Regional Council to…

More frontline police officers for regional communities

The NSW Nationals in Government have welcomed an increase in police across the regions, with new Probationary Constables joining the ranks. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the announcement recruits from Class 340 would soon be on local beats, as part of a $583 million investment over four years. “This is a huge…

Coles improves access for remote communities

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has welcomed changes by Coles to ensure that those living in remote communities have access to the vital supplies, by removing purchasing limits for those who live further than 100km from their nearest supermarket. “Many families have been put under undeserved stress and scrutiny in our more remote…

Tax deductions for those working from home

Many Australians now working from home will find things a little easier at tax time thanks to the Nationals in Government. Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed temporary arrangements announced by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) that will make it easier for Australians to claim deductions for working from home due to COVID-19.…

Stephen Bromhead

Support to keep businesses open now and into future

The NSW Nationals in Government have welcomed measures that provide greater protection from evictions for commercial tennants significantly impacted by COVID-19. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the $440 million land tax relief package will apply to commercial leases where the tenant is in financial distress due to COVID-19, including but not…

Kevin Anderson

New emergency measures to protect tenants

Residential tenants and landlords facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will receive increased support and greater certainty from the NSW Nationals in Government’s new temporary rental measures. The six-month support package includes a moratorium on applications for forced evictions due to rental arrears for those financially disadvantaged by the pandemic, and new…

Rebuilding boundary fences destroyed by bushfires

The NSW Nationals in Government have committed $209 million to support landholders to rebuild essential boundary fences destroyed by recent bushfires. The new ‘Supporting Our Neighbours Project’ will help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences shared by private and public land managers, while supporting local farmers and businesses to recover. Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall…

Free preschool for up to six months

Parents in NSW will not have to pay preschools fees for up to six months thanks to a $51 million funding package announced by the NSW Nationals in Government. The Government has also committed up to $82 million to support 260 council childcare centres who are not eligible for the JobKeeper payments. Minister for Education…