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Landmark childcare legislation to be introduced

Parents across NSW will soon have more accessible and affordable quality childcare with legislation for the up to $5 billion Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund to be introduced to Parliament this week The Fund brings the NSW Government a step closer to delivering on its $15.9 billion commitment announced in the 2022-23 NSW Budget to…

$12 million social housing boost for Tweed

More people in Tweed Heads will have a safe place to call home thanks to a $12 million investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government that will provide 40 new social housing dwellings in the region. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the new seven-storey building in Boyd Street was important to…

Beekeepers urged to ramp up self-surveillance

State-wide surveillance will be strengthened to ensure NSW beekeepers have greater flexibility to continue their operations, through a new Varroa Mite Emergency Order, effective today. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said changes to the Emergency Order will increase the surveillance registered beekeepers are required to conduct each year. “Registered beekeepers across NSW have shown…

Time to “Get Ready” for the bush fire season

Rural Fire Brigades across NSW are gearing up to host more than 500 community awareness events on Saturday (September 17) as part of the annual Get Ready Weekend. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke is reminding people to prepare their homes and ensure their bush fire survival…

Nurse practitioners a welcome boost for New England

Great news for the New England region, with four new nurse practitioners finishing their orientation before joining the communities of Gunnedah, Glen Innes, and Bingara from next week. Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said these highly skilled nursing professionals are able to operate autonomously and collaboratively to treat people with highly complex and…

Building a career in construction

Students in the Dubbo electorate now have more opportunities after completing school, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Traineeship Program. The two-year traineeship program is a collaboration between Government infrastructure agencies and industry partners, offering Year 12 school leavers a rounded experience. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said applications are…