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Paul Toole message for National Ag Day

Mother Nature has thrown everything at farmers over the past few years – droughts, fires, floods, a mice plague, a global pandemic causing a huge labour shortage, and in some part of the state around Forbes and the Central West, they’ve been hit again this week by floods. This is another cruel blow to farmers…

Pat Conaghan

More scholarships for students in regional Australia

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed funding to support tertiary students to move to the local area next year through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program. Mr Conaghan said the funding would enable scholarships to be offered through TAFE NSW and Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie and Southern Cross University in…

Disaster assistance for Forbes and Cowra

The Forbes and Cowra communities devastated by flooding of the Lachlan River have been thrown an economic lifeline, with Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announcing disaster assistance is now available. Mr McCormack said the assistance was targeted at Forbes and Cowra shire councils, residents, primary producers, small businesses and charities to help them recover.…

NSW agriculture smashes growth records

New data released by the NSW government on the eve of National Ag Day reveals primary industries output has charged past all previous records and is now an estimated $20.9 billion industry. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall released the 2021 NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Performance Data and Insights (PDI) report, which shows…

Protecting regional apartment buyers

As the building and construction sector continues to flourish and grow in regional NSW, the NSW government will be inspecting developments on the North Coast to ensure buildings are being constructed to the highest standards of compliance and safety. Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the government is constantly inspecting buildings…

Construction underway at Kingscliff Public School

The Kingscliff community has welcomed the start of construction on the upgrade to Kingscliff Public School. The project will deliver new flexible learning spaces, replacing all classrooms including demountable buildings, as well as a new library, new administration and staff spaces, new outdoor spaces and a redeveloped school entry. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest…