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More Drought Relief Thanks To The Nationals

The Nationals in Government are standing by our farmers and our rural and regional communities affected by drought. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack announced further measures worth $57.4 million to ensure farmers, their families and communities get the support they need as the drought continues. “We have made drought a national…

Nationals Help Kids Learn The Value Of Farming

The Nationals in Government have announced a multi-million dollar package to help educate children about agriculture and food production. Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said it was important to invest in teaching young people about where their food came from. “Too many of our young Australians don’t understand where their food…

Common-Sense Approach From Nats In Government

Drought-affected farmers and businesses in the regions will first and foremost be on the agenda for new Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson said his electorate office had been inundated with complaints about a cumbersome, clunky application process for drought support and assistance that took…

Election Victory For NSW Nationals

The NSW Nationals have been returned to Government, with swings toward the Party in many electorates. Unfortunately, three seats were lost following a hard fought campaign. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro recorded a massive swing towards him in his electorate of Monaro, where he won every booth and made this once-marginal seat…

Foreign Doctors Made To Work In Regions First

Overseas-trained doctors seeking visas to work as General Practitioners (GPs) will be required to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate from a Rural Workforce Agency thanks to the Nationals in Government. Under this new requirement, overseas-trained doctors will be directed away from well-serviced metropolitan areas to areas of workforce need, especially regional, rural and remote communities.…

Duplicating the Great Western Highway

Duplicating the Great Western Highway from Katoomba to Lithgow. The Nationals are committed to building a faster and safer road from the Central West to Greater Sydney. The Great Western Highway is vital to the NSW economy, connecting Sydney with world-class people, produce and resources from Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Wellington, Dubbo and beyond. That’s…

Deputy Premier’s Priority: Regional Youth

Nationals in Government giving our young people at seat at the Cabinet Table. The most important challenge facing the future of country NSW is creating opportunities for our young people. It’s harder to be a young person in regional NSW than in Sydney. Access to support services, health services, training and employment opportunities and transportation…

Locals Welcome Billion-Dollar Farmers Fund

Drought-impacted farmers in the regions are urged to consider applying for low-interest loans under the Nationals in Government’s Farm Innovation Fund, following news the Fund will be boosted to $1 billion. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said farmers from Barraba to Bendemeer, Nundle to Nowendoc, Werris Creek to Walcha and Tambar Springs to…