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Remembering our Vietnam Veterans

Almost 60,000 Australians served during the Vietnam War. Today, on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, we honour those brave Australians who either lost their lives or returned home and still carry the scars of this conflict. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest conflict of the 20th Century. Our first troops arrived in…

Millions to unlock new homes in Mid-Western Region

Thousands of additional homes are set to be unlocked in the Mid-Western Region thanks to a $2.5 million partnership between the state and local governments. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced $1.4 million from the NSW Government’s Regional Housing Fund to help Mid-Western Regional Council (MWRC) deliver housing now and into the future.…

Road rule change gives emergency services the all-clear

Emergency response on major motorways will be significantly improved with an amendment to the road rules which will allow all emergency service vehicles, including those driven by volunteers, to use U-turn bays legally and safely. The amendment to Road Rule 317 will bring emergency services organisations like the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and State Emergency…

Coffs Harbour Bypass a step closer

The Coffs Harbour Bypass is a step closer to major construction work starting with engineering firm Quickway about to undertake close to $50 million in utility works. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the recent awarding of the contract meant vital work in the Korora section, to the north of Coffs,…

Release of independent flood inquiry report

The NSW Government has today released and responded to the 28 recommendations of the independent Flood Inquiry, commissioned in response to the major floods earlier this year. The Inquiry received 1,494 submissions and held 144 meetings with stakeholders, including face-to-face and online community forums in Lismore, Tumbulgum and Mullumbimby, as well as the Clarence and…

Yellow notification zones lifted in Varroa mite response

The 50km yellow Varroa mite notification zones, located outside the emergency surveillance and eradication zones, have been officially lifted, allowing beekeepers to move their honeybees and hives in more parts of the state. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said the decision shows the Department of Primary Industries is confident about tracking where Varroa mite…

Dr David Gillespie – Job well done Brommy!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my State Colleague, Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead, for his service to our community following his announcement today that he will be retiring after the next election. Steve and I have developed a good strong working relationship while both serving the area at the State…