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Federal Nats chair honoured for service to the community

Acting Prime Minister and federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack said he was delighted to see the long community contribution of Party federal chair and former MP Kay Hull recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mrs Hull’s admission to the Office of the Order of Australia recognises her distinguished service to rural and regional communities…

Boost for local road maintenance in Cowper

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says councils will be able to complete important road projects following the release of quarterly payments under the Roads to Recovery program. From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of…

Delivering greater water security for the south coast

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are investing almost $77 million in the Eurobodalla Southern Storage project to improve water availability and security on the NSW southern coast. NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey welcomed the funding, saying water security was very important. “Projects like this make sense as we adjust to more…

Sarah Mitchell

Education Minister puts focus on the basics

An on-demand diagnostic tool that shows teachers how students are progressing in phonics is now available for all NSW public school students. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the Phonics Diagnostic Assessment follows the success of the government’s Year 1 Phonics Check, which will be mandatory from this year. “Understanding phonics is an essential…

Wave of support for Tweed surf clubs

Cabarita Beach and Fingal Rovers surf lifesaving clubs have been awarded a combined $270,000 in new grants by the NSW Nationals in the state government. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest announced Cabarita Beach SLSC will receive $223,687 for extra training rooms and other critical upgrades, while Fingal Rovers SLSC will get $44,259 to go solar…