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NSW Regional Open golf series returns

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced the return of NSW Regional Open Qualifying golf series. He made the announcement with fellow Nationals MPs Dugald Saunders, Gurmesh Singh, and Geoff Provest. Mr Toole said the series will deliver significant economic and tourism benefits to regional NSW after two years of COVID…

Have your say on Great Western Highway upgrade

The community is invited to have its say on the environmental assessment and concept design for the West section of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Little Hartley and Lithgow. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $2 billion commitment to…

Newell Highway upgrade powering ahead

Construction of about 40 new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway has hit the halfway mark with two lanes at Firetail now completed, lanes at Back Creek under construction, and safety work at Redbank to be completed shortly. The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are jointly investing $1.455 billion towards upgrading the…

Dubbo’s world-class health facilities on show

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has showcased some of the region’s amazing healthcare facilities to Regional Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie. First stop was a tour of the newly-opened Western Cancer Centre. Mr Coulton said the visit was particularly special for him, as it was the first time he’d been able to see…

Plans lodged for new high school in Jerrabomberra

Plans have been lodged for a new high school in Jerrabomberra to accommodate around 500 students and meet the growing needs of the community. Deputy Premier Paul Toole, Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor, Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro were in Jerrabomberra today at the site…

Government fights for fishing rights

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has taken aim at the Animal Justice Party for recklessly threatening the future of the state’s invaluable fishing industry. Mr Marshall said he would not entertain the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Aquatic Animal Recognition) Bill 2021 tabled before Parliament by the radical group. “The Animal Justice Party…

Simply the zest

A popular family-owned juice company in Narromine will be able to upgrade its facilities, increase productivity, and create new jobs, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said a $200,000 grant will help Mumble Peg install new equipment, including a colour vision grader…

Paul Toole message for National Ag Day

Mother Nature has thrown everything at farmers over the past few years – droughts, fires, floods, a mice plague, a global pandemic causing a huge labour shortage, and in some part of the state around Forbes and the Central West, they’ve been hit again this week by floods. This is another cruel blow to farmers…

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More scholarships for students in regional Australia

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed funding to support tertiary students to move to the local area next year through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program. Mr Conaghan said the funding would enable scholarships to be offered through TAFE NSW and Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie and Southern Cross University in…