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Nats supporting Ricky Stuart Foundation

We know Ricky Stuart is an Australian sporting great. Ricky is also a passionate campaigner for those in society who need a hand. In 2011, after Ricky’s daughter Emma was diagnosed with autism, the Ricky Stuart Foundation was formed. The Foundation has three key goals: providing a voice for individuals and families by raising awareness…

New Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service officially opened

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) patients will benefit from the new Murrumburrah-Harden Health Service, which has been officially opened. Nationals Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, opened the new 33-bed purpose-built facility which will deliver enhanced health and aged care services closer to home. “Based on the Multipurpose Service (MPS) model, this health service will future-proof…

Review to boost women in the workforce

Empowering women and improving their economic opportunities will be the focus of the NSW Government’s landmark Women’s Economic Opportunities Review and Expert Reference Panel. The Review will focus on supporting women to enter, re-enter and stay in the workforce, including through identifying opportunities to reduce salary and superannuation discrepancy and improve access to and affordability…

Bathurst Courthouse clock on display once more

The Bathurst Courthouse clock is showing its face once again. The 138 year old timepiece, hidden behind scaffolding for months, has been given a facelift by master clockmaker Andrew Markerink. Over the weekend Deputy Premier and Nationals member for Bathurst Paul Toole met Mr Markerink to inspect his work. “To have the clock face unmasked…

2022 Upper Hunter Show boost

The Upper Hunter Show has been given a helping hand so organisers can present “real country show entertainment for the whole family” at Muswellbrook Showground next month, thanks to support from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell has welcomed a $45,000 Country Shows Support Package grant which…

Nats supporting NSW families

About one million families can now enjoy $250 worth of vouchers, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Parents NSW program. Eligible families will receive five $50 vouchers which can be redeemed at Discover NSW and Stay NSW registered businesses. The program is a big win for households and will help ease the…

Support for school camps and music

Businesses impacted by school COVID safety measures late last year now have access to a grant program to help them get back on track. The $14 million grant program will be available to businesses whose services schools were restricted from accessing in Term 4 of 2021. The restrictions primarily impacted overnight camp providers and music…

Regions dominate in NSW tourism awards

The outstanding strength, resilience and achievements of the NSW tourism industry has been honoured and celebrated at the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards. Supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, the awards recognise finalists in 29 categories across a range of tourism areas, including Tourist Attractions, Festivals and Events, Ecotourism, Tourism Marketing, Accommodation, Excellence in…