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Funding to boost domestic violence support

Domestic violence victim-survivors will have more vital help available during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the NSW and Federal Nationals in Government investing more than $21 million to boost frontline services and other supports. The investment comprises $12.8 million from the state and $8.8 million from the Commonwealth. This funding is vital as the pandemic has…

Six projects to make Orange roads safer

Motorists will soon benefit from a suite of safety measures rolling out across the Orange electorate with more than $16 million to be invested into 10 projects, through round three of the NSW Nationals in Government’s Safer Roads Program. Local NSW Nationals MLC Sam Farraway said Orange would welcome six new projects through the Safer…

Regional Education Minister Andrew Gee

Boosting student numbers in regional Australia

More Australian students will receive scholarships to study outside the capital cities to support regional communities and education providers. The second round of applications for the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program allows regional universities and vocational education providers to apply to offer scholarships of up to $15,000 a student per year. The Nationals in Government…

Pat Conaghan

Conaghan joins National Acknowledgement of Country

Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan joined many Australians in a National Acknowledgement of Country on Wednesday to show respect for our nation’s Traditional Owners. Mr Conaghan said it was part of National Reconciliation Week, which runs until next Wednesday and this year’s theme is ‘In This Together’. “Today and the whole of this week…

Michael Johnsen

Grassroots sports groups share in $4.6 million boost

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced sports organisations in his electorate have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities. Mr Johnsen said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly eased. “Sport is a vital part of the fabric of…

Investing in our smart farming future

Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted thanks to the Nationals in Government with more support on offer under the latest round of the $43.5 million Smart Farms Small Grants program. This program is developing and extending new tools and technologies to help farmers and regional communities adopt best practice land management. Nationals Deputy Leader and…

Tackling Tough Times Together

The Federal Nationals in Government are continuing to back drought-affected communities, providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia was continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience…