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Nats investing in safer communities

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced funding for two early intervention programs which aim to improve community safety and reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviour. Miyay Birray Youth Service in Moree has been awarded $1,499,999 to roll out a project to help divert high-risk Aboriginal young people from a life of crime.…

$20 million events boost to drive regional tourism

Major events are set to come back bigger and better under a funding boost that drives tourists to the regions and helps communities back on their feet. Acting Premier Paul Toole has opened applications for Round Two of the NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund (REAF) to help bring new major sporting, lifestyle,…

Record NSW investment in shark mitigation measures

Shark response capabilities will be enhanced at beaches across the state, with the NSW Nationals in the state government announcing a boost of $4.4 million for a suite of immediate additional mitigation methods, as well as ongoing funding of more than $85 million to continue this strategy until 2026. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders…

Barnaby Joyce Rural Press Club address

Deputy Prime Minister and federal Nationals’ leader Barnaby Joyce addressed the Rural Press Club this week. This is what he had to say:   Winston Churchill once stated that he was “always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught”. Australia has to become as strong as possible as quickly as possible,…

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Knights $20 million Centre of Excellence officially opened

The ribbon has been officially cut on the Newcastle Knights’ new $20 million Centre of Excellence at District Park, Broadmeadow. The Centre provides an integrated world-class high-performance training, administration, and community facility for the identification, development, and fostering of rugby league talent in the Hunter. It includes three full-sized training fields, a state-of-the-art gym, multipurpose…