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Regional telecommunications under review

An independent committee has been appointed to examine and review regional telecommunications services. NSW Nationals Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton said the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review will examine the state of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, and will report to the government with its findings and recommendations by December 31.…

Mice plague rebates backdated

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the rebate programme for mice baits will be backdated to February. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said backdating the program will help regional families that were impacted by mice earlier this year and will ease the financial pressure farmers and small businesses are currently facing. “By extending…

Mental health boost for NSW workplaces

SafeWork NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy has been relaunched in a bid to improve workplace mental health in response to the changes brought about by COVID-19. Nationals Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said the redesigned strategy is focused on helping every type of business become mentally healthy. “SafeWork has already done a fantastic job…

Major boost to Wagga Wagga special activation precinct

The Nationals in the NSW Government have committed a further $137 million to drive economic growth and prosperity through the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct. The 4500-hectare precinct capitalises on Wagga Wagga’s location as NSW’s southern gateway while being central to Australia’s richest food and agricultural region, the Riverina. It will target businesses in freight…

Coffs Harbour scores national women’s rugby tournament

The best women’s rugby teams in Australia will go head-to-head when Coffs Harbour hosts the fourth Super W National Women’s XVs tournament from June 24 to July 3. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Rugby Australia has been given funding support through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. “The tournament’s main…

Cootamundra community palliative care unit opens

The Cootamundra community now has more choice in end-of-life care, with the opening of a new palliative care unit. The unit has been funded by Adina Care, a community organisation run by a volunteer board of directors, and the Cootamundra Rotary Club. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined representatives from Adina Care, Cootamundra Rotary,…

Nats in government fast-track mice plague help for farmers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have secured 5000 litres of one of the world’s strongest mice-killing chemicals, fast-tracking further practical help for farmers to combat the current plague. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the anti-coagulant bromadiolone had been sourced locally, which meant distribution to primary producers could begin within days of…