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From Public Service to paddock

More than 4,500 staff from the Department of Regional NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will be able to access five days’ special leave to assist farmers with an expected bumper harvest season in 2021. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said special leave entitlements, rolling out for the first…

Safer travel on the way for Bruxner Highway

Motorists will soon be enjoying safer travel on the Bruxner Highway with work starting next week to upgrade a section about seven kilometres west of Lismore. Local Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said the NSW Nationals in the state government are funding this $4 million project, including $1 million from the Safer…

Central West gold rush

Australia’s gold production will get a boost and hundreds of new jobs will be created following the approval of a new underground gold mine 40 kilometres north-east of West Wyalong. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said mining was a backbone industry for the Central West, and a major source of jobs and economic investment…

McCormack says call out the scammers

Riverina Nationals MP Michael McCormack is urging residents to “call out phone scammers and help stop them in their tracks.” His message comes in response to an increasing number of scam calls, texts, and emails being received by people across the Riverina and Central West. “The number of complaints I have received from business operators…

Hydrogen brings huge opportunity for the regions

NSW is set to receive more than $80 billion in investment, establishing itself as an energy and economic superpower with the launch of the NSW Hydrogen Strategy. The NSW Strategy builds on the work of the National Hydrogen Strategy released in 2019 and brings together the NSW Government’s existing and new policies into a framework…

Nats recognise local sporting champions

Federal Nationals Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, is making sure that young Australians across the regions are being recognised for their sporting achievements. These local sporting champions will receive a certificate, as well as a $550 grant from the Local Sporting Champions program. Mr Hogan has recognised 5 young Champions from the Coffs Northern Beaches,…

$25 million to ensure shows will go on

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are providing a further $25 million to help agricultural shows and field days bounce back and continue to deliver ongoing benefits to their communities. Federal Nationals Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said Round 2 of the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days Program will open soon, with the…

Bronnie Taylor

Nats support Women’s Week events

Women and girls across NSW will benefit from a range of community, education, and mentoring opportunities during 2022 NSW Women’s Week thanks to a $100,000 grants program from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor has encouraged local councils and not-for-profits to apply for a share of the funding…