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Great Western Highway reopens at Mount Victoria

Both lanes of the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria have reopened to traffic in time for the weekend rush after crews worked around the clock to repair extensive flood damage. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the highway pavement had been repaired near Fairy Bower Road and the slope had…

Have your say about your child’s education

Parents, carers, and educators are invited to take part in the consultation process for the Department of Education’s Parent and Carers Engagement Framework. The Parent and Carer Engagement Framework will outline how the education sector can work more closely with parents and carers to improve student outcomes. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah…

Applications open for flood rental support payments

Applications are now open for Flood Recovery Rental Support payments of up to $18,000 to help flood-affected residents in highly-impacted areas with the costs of short-term rental accommodation. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the one-off lump payments were part of the NSW Government’s $285 million Temporary Housing Support package. “This…

Further scholarship round for regional study

Another round of the successful program which offers students $15,000 a year to study and live in regional Australia will be funded by the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The Destination Australia Program will provide more opportunities for domestic and international students to study in regional centres in 2023. From May 26, 2022, eligible…

Nichole Overall inaugural speech

New Nationals’ MP for Monaro Nichole Overall has delivered her inaugural speech, starting with a quote from Banjo Paterson and a promise to the people of Monaro that “I will stand up for them and fight as hard as I possibly can to ensure their voices are heard.” Here’s what Nichole had to say. And…

Farms of the future

Primary producers on the Coffs Coast can benefit from the NSW Government’s $125 million investment in the Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement Program. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the program aims to drive sustainable land management, boost productivity, and help reduce emissions. “This is great news for our region as it will…

Making our community safer

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed a new push to crack down on cyber-criminals, saying it will help make our local community safer into the future. The Coalition Government has launched Australia’s National Plan to Combat Cybercrime and opened a new Australian Federal Police-led centre dedicated to combatting online crime. “We all…