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Off and racing in Coffs

As the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup draws closer, Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has announced $500,000 in funding for Coffs Harbour Racing Club from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Mr Singh said the funds, which will deliver an upgrade of the irrigation system to automated and in-ground water tanks, will provide…

Nats boost for mental health services

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed the addition of two new services providing free support for people living with mild mental health illness. Healthy North Coast, in partnership with Remedy Healthcare, has announced the new mental health services for the North Coast. Mr Conaghan said the NSW Nationals in the federal government…

Agricultural exemption for Queensland hard border

NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has announced a newly created exemption to allow farmers and agribusiness workers to move freely across the NSW-Queensland border under current COVID restrictions. Mr Marshall hailed the exemption as a big win for industry and said it came after the NSW Nationals in the state government pushed to minimise…

$400,000 to help save wildlife in crisis

The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has received $401,500 from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments to build accommodation and training facilities for emergency wildlife veterinarians, vet nurses, volunteers, and carers. The funding comes from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package which was established to support bushfire recovery, response, and preparedness in NSW.…

Nats back local community group

A new home for Spaghetti Circus has been officially opened at Mullumbimby Showground. Spaghetti Circus has been part of the Mullumbimby community for over 25 years. Founded by Leonie Mills, Spaghetti has grown from a small school circus program to a respected member of the Australian circus family. The Showground received $236,600 in funding from…

New mining rehabilitation rules

Mining operators across NSW will be required to show their plans for progressive rehabilitation and to report annually on rehabilitation outcomes, with the NSW Nationals in the state government introducing a series of reforms. Deputy Premier and Resources Minister John Barilaro said several amendments have been made to the Mining Regulation 2016 to modernise the…