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Minns Labor Government lets women down

The NSW Nationals have called out the Minns Labor Government for voting down new legislation that would strengthen the bail act to improve safety for victims of family and domestic violence. The Bail Amendment (Serious Personal Violence and Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2024 was introduced to Parliament this week but was not supported by the Labor…

Nationals launch petition to scrap Labor’s fresh food tax on industry’s day of action

The Nationals are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Australian farmers to fight Labor’s fresh food tax, which will hurt families and farmers amid a cost-of-living crisis. A new petition, Stop the Fresh Food Tax, https://www.stopthefreshfoodtax.com/#action, is being launched by The Nationals today to coincide with industry’s ‘day of action’ to scrap the tax. Nationals Leader David Littleproud…

$1.7 million Cootamundra electorate sporting boost

Photo: Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP, with members of the Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Lions Senior & Junior Football Netball Club Kendra Kerrisk, Jason Hamblin, Bron Hatty, Warwick Smith, Guy Purcell, and Alexander Patterson Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of more than $1.7 million for the Ganmain Grong…

New refuge for Tamworth domestic violence victim-survivors

A project to support accommodation for domestic violence victim-survivors and their families in Tamworth is progressing. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the ‘Core & Cluster’ refuge model co-locates independent living accommodation with access to on-site support services and counselling. “We know that having a safe, secure place to live is one of the…

Prime Minister’s breathtaking hypocrisy in pretending to support our farmers

Nationals Leader David Littleproud says Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Agriculture Minister Murray Watt’s announcement of $519 million in Future Drought Fund programs is nothing new and something Labor originally opposed. Mr Littleproud said the Prime Minister has simply announced an extension of an existing program that Labor initially voted against in February 2019. “This…

Congratulations to Lyne’s volunteer grant recipients

Federal Nationals MP, Dr David Gillespie, has announced a total of 55 organisations in the Lyne electorate will share in $65,225 through the Australian Government’s 2023-24 Volunteer Grants Dr Gillespie congratulated the successful organisations, which are spread across Lyne, and said the grant funding will be put to good use. “The Volunteer Grants help community…

Funding for Goolagong evacuation centre

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of $188,620 to establish a community evacuation centre at Gooloogong Public School Ms Cooke said the project is being funded under the latest round of the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Program, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machine profits back into…

NSW Nationals to introduce bail reform legislation

The NSW Nationals will seek to introduce the Bail Amendment (Serious Personal Violence and Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2024 when Parliament resumes this week. The legislation will amend the Bail Act 2013 to implement proposals to strengthen bail laws: Expand the use of electronic monitoring devices to bail on serious domestic violence charges Expand the grounds…