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Nats deliver 400 new fire trucks

The 400th new fire truck has rolled off the production line and been handed over to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $830 million investment in response to the Bushfire Inquiry. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke…

Construction of new Tweed Valley hospital hits highest point

The new seven-storey $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital development has reached a major milestone, hitting its highest point of construction. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the new hospital campus is the state’s largest regional hospital project. “This is about delivering world-class health facilities and services closer to home to transform…

Quirindi silo art dream becomes a reality

The campaign to have Quirindi join the growing silo art trail has come to fruition with $199,981 provided under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program. Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson was on hand in the Liverpool Plains to congratulate the Quirindi Silo Art Committee…

Bridging the gap in Wellington

A bridge leading to some of the Wellington district’s key tourist attractions is set to be upgraded, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced more than $1.5 million for Dubbo Regional Council to upgrade Burrendong Bridge No. 1 on…

New support staff to lighten teacher workload

Teachers in NSW will be able to spend more time teaching thanks to the introduction of hundreds of new roles in admin, leadership, and support. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said more than 200 new administration roles will be trialled in public schools from Term 4 this year to reduce teacher…

Time for Trade Minister to get on with the job

Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism, Kevin Hogan, is calling on the Labor government to prioritise parliamentary consideration of the UK and India trade deals by referring them this week to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade. Under Australia’s treaty making process, trade agreements must be considered by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT).…

Water minister blame game

Deputy Nationals leader Perin Davey says the government has misled Parliament with numbers as rubbery as their election promises on the Murray Darling Basin plan. Senator Davey, the shadow minister for water, said in a bizarre over-reach the Minister for Water, Tanya Plibersek, has ignored publicly available advice from her own Department and claimed to…

Certainty for farmers, water users, and the environment

There is more certainty for farmers and the environment after the NSW Government’s licensing and measurement reform became law in Water Sharing Plans for the Border Rivers and Gwydir Valleys. Nationals Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson and Minister for Environment James Griffin have approved changes to the Border Rivers, Gwydir and Macquarie Water…