Get the latest news and see what our Members have been up to in their electorates.

Much needed lift for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore will become accessible to all thanks to the support of the NSW Nationals in the state government with the installation of a lift in the three-storey building. NSW Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts Ben Franklin has announced that the much-loved local ‘Con’ will receive $277,000 in funding from…

Keeping Australian stories on our screens

Keeping Australian drama on our screens and securing jobs in film and television production is key according to The Nationals who have welcomed a report into the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment. The inquiry explored maintaining expenditure requirements under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure scheme, which has been valuable in supporting the creation of Australian scripted, local…

$196 million to reform curriculum

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the 2021-22 Budget will include almost $200 million to fund a major curriculum overhaul. The $196.6 million package over four years represents the first major rewrite of the school curriculum in 30 years. Under this reform, the curriculum will be updated and streamlined by more than…

Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low

NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the latest Australian jobless figures, which show the unemployment rate has dropped from 7.5 per cent at its peak to 5.1 per cent in May, with 115,000 Australians finding work. It’s the 7th consecutive monthly fall in the unemployment rate. The number of unemployed people fell…

Off and racing at regional racetracks

The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest a record $67 million in regional racetracks in the 2021-22 NSW Budget, delivering improved facilities for racegoers. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson have joined the newly-elected Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell in Scone to announce…