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Honey bee industry abuzz with Nats support

The Nationals in the federal government have announced a $600,000 grant for honey bee bushfire recovery research and development. Nationals Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the grant would help the Australian honey bee industry build resilience and bounce back. “This funding is great news for our beekeepers and will help them get their buzz back…

Regional and rural pharmacies join vaccine roll-out

Select pharmacies across regional and rural NSW will begin administering the AstraZeneca jab as part of a pilot program to boost the vaccine rollout. The move is a win for the NSW Nationals in the state government, who have advocated strongly for regional communities. The 22 pharmacies, which will administer the COVID-19 vaccine from mid-July…

GM crop ban ends

Today marks an historic new opportunity for NSW farmers to increase their competitiveness and productivity, as the government lifts its ban on the use of Genetically Modified crops. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has announced the lapse of the 18-year moratorium and said it would not be renewed, opening the door for the primary…

Nats deliver millions for bushfire recovery projects

Bushfire recovery will receive a significant boost thanks to Stage 2 of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said $1.6 million will fund three key projects across his electorate alone, that will provide vital community infrastructure improvements…

Covid check-in mandate expanded

Use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory in all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday July 12. Expanding the current mandate will give NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms, and offices, in a move aimed at keeping…

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School Wellbeing Nurses rolling out across state

The new School Wellbeing Nurses are on duty across Regional NSW following a successful pilot program which received overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents, students, schools, and health workers. The School Wellbeing Nurses support students and their families on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues, with mental health concerns and social and behavioural support…

Nats boost to frontline domestic violence services in Dubbo

Frontline domestic violence services in the Dubbo electorate will be given $600,000 in additional funding to ensure victims can access crucial help in their community. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced the local recipients of the COVID-19 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Infrastructure Grant Program supported by funding from the NSW Nationals in…