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Honours for Nats’ statesmen

Congratulations to John Anderson and Larry Anthony, who’ve been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Mr Anderson – the former federal Nats’ leader and Deputy Prime Minister – has been appointed a companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC) It’s the country’s highest Queen’s Birthday Honour. The citation reads “For eminent…

Country shows to shine

The Young, Bribbarree, and Murrumburrah Harden Shows are all set to shine brighter than ever this year thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Country Shows Support Package. This package has already delivered funds to many of the shows held across the Cootamundra electorate, supporting shows that have had several challenging years of…

Funding to get local sport back in the game

Sporting clubs in the Upper Hunter electorate have received funding for new equipment, programs, and facilities to get more people involved in sport following the awarding of grants under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant Program. Over 800 sporting organisations across the state will share in $3.9 million funding through the…

100 days on – flood repairs powering ahead

Three months after unprecedented floods devastated parts of NSW, the mammoth effort to repair regional road and rail links is powering ahead. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said Transport for NSW crews have been working around the clock to reconnect communities since the first wave of extreme weather triggered the February-March…

Record agricultural exports defy disruptions

Australia’s agricultural exports are set to hit a record $65 billion in value in 2022-23 as total production tops $80 billion for a second straight year. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said the sector would weather input and supply chain challenges to produce $80.4 billion in commodities on the back of favourable conditions…

Increased pay and $3,000 bonus for health workers

The NSW Government has announced a new public sector wages policy to provide increased pay for public sector employees including nurses, teachers, and paramedics. The new two-year policy provides among the highest public sector wages growth in the country with employees offered a 3.0 per cent remuneration increase per annum in 2022-23 and 2023-24, with…

The nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost

A record 10,148 full-time equivalent staff will be recruited to hospitals and health services across NSW over four years, in the nation’s largest-ever health workforce boost, as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget. 7,674 more workers would be recruited in the first year, which will help ease pressure on COVID-fatigued health staff and fast-track…

Stunning new walk opens in the Snowies

The second stage of a world-class multi-day walk, featuring the country’s highest suspension bridge between Guthega and Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park, is now complete. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the spectacular new nine-kilometre track along the upper Snowy River is helping to establish the region as a key…