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One giant leap for regional astronomy centre

One small step for a man in one giant leap for Tamworth’s $1.8 million Regional Astronomy and Science Centre as framework goes up on the new centre. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson joined members of the Tamworth Regional Astronomy Club and the community to inspect the progress of this exciting new facility. Mr…

Regional Youth Taskforce

Regional Youth Taskforce delivering results

Picture: Salty Dingo Young people living in regional and rural areas can now finalise their P-plate licence applications online without needing to travel considerable distances to Service NSW offices, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Regional Youth Taskforce. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor said the 18-member taskforce,…

Nationals deliver win for cattle industry

Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. The NSW Nationals in the federal government have helped secure a Federal Court ruling in favour of farmers. The decision by the Commonwealth not to appeal against the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture is an outcome The Nationals…

Mental health training for pharmacists and staff

People visiting pharmacies across drought-affected NSW will benefit from boosted mental health support thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in a pilot program to deliver mental health training to pharmacists and staff. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the funding will help pharmacy staff better understand mental health…

Nats in government celebrating our regions

NSW Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to Dubbo recently to see how government funding was benefitting the region. “With Dubbo Regional Council receiving $42,500 under the Building Better Regions Fund to bring more events to town, it was opportune to celebrate all things regional,” Mr…

Wave of cash for our surf clubs

Photo taken prior to social distancing restrictions. A number of surf life saving clubs are big winners from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s latest round of club infrastructure funding, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “Evans Head Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded over $100,000 to upgrade change rooms, toilets and…

Record year of school building thanks to Nats

The NSW Nationals in the state government have built a record-equalling 42 new and upgraded schools this year, and are poised to break the record in Term 3. More than $1.3 billion has been invested in the record-breaking 2020 building program under NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, benefitting thousands of students and providing thousands…

Michael McCormack

More support for regional Australia

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will continue to deliver the economic lifeline households and businesses need to ensure regional Australia comes through the COVID-19 pandemic in a strong position. The JobKeeper Payment will be extended by six months to March 28, 2021 and the temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support will…