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Farming exports forecast to reach record $70.3 billion

Exceptional growing conditions and high global prices are continuing to benefit Australian agricultural production and exports. The new ABARES September quarter Agricultural Commodities Report is forecasting agricultural export earnings to climb to a record $70.3 billion for 2022-23 – almost 50% more than what it was 10 years ago after accounting for inflation. ABARES Executive…

Sourcing the minerals and metals of the future

Applications are now open for the first round of a new fund set to turbocharge the critical minerals and high-tech metals sector and position regional NSW as a major global supplier. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Activation Fund would help diversify and accelerate mining…

Building a career in construction

Students in the Myall Lakes now have more opportunities after completing school, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Traineeship Program. The two-year traineeship program is a collaboration between government infrastructure agencies and industry partners, offering Year 12 school leavers a rounded experience in the infrastructure sector. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes,…

Senator Ross Cadell – inaugural speech

In just over two months on a Sunday afternoon at about this time a driver will exit Forrest’s Elbow on Mount Panorama for the last time. They will hit 300 kilometres an hour going down Conrod Straight before going through the Chase and taking Murray’s Corner. Seconds after that they will take the chequered flag…

Surf’s up as World Cup comes to Coffs

Coffs Harbour will play host to some of the world’s elite beach athletes with the popular Summer of Surf World Cup series to host a four-day event, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said a $200,000 grant under Round…

Book a check-up this Women’s Health Week

Women are being reminded to book important health check-ups to take care of their physical and mental health during this Women’s Health Week (September 5-11). Nationals Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said women may have delayed or avoided appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they should…

Affordable housing boost for the Central West

More affordable housing is being opened up in regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF). Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said 20 new dwellings were recently built and have now been opened up to tenants in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, and Mudgee. “People…