Cootamundra Hospital’s New Emergency Department Opens

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially opened Cootamundra Hospital’s newly upgraded Emergency Department. The $461,500 overhaul has created improved access for ambulances and patients, greatly enhancing the ability of local doctors, nurses and paramedics to provide state-of-the-art services for the Cootamundra community. “This is a fantastic investment in this community, sending a…

First Homebuyer Bonanza In Regional NSW

Dubbo is top of the pops when it comes to regional first-home owners, with recent data outlining the city’s status as an area of growth. First homebuyers in regional NSW have saved millions of dollars in stamp duty thanks to the NSW Government’s Housing Affordability Strategy introduced in July 2017. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo…

Sarah Mitchell

School Upgrades Underway Across The Regions

The school holidays have presented a perfect opportunity to repair and upgrade hundreds of schools across the state. Walls will get a lick of paint while gutters are cleaned out and toilets repaired as NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell gets to work on making our schools great. Regional schools will get a variety of…

Kevin Anderson and John Barilaro

Nats in Government Helping Drought-Stricken Towns

The Nationals in Government are continuing to work hard on delivering real support for drought-affected communities. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said there was a lot of help on the table, with emergency assistance to maintain town water supplies, ongoing financial support for farmers and regional communities, keeping teachers at drought-affected schools, as…

Farmers Right to Farm enshrined in law

Historic legislation has been introduced into NSW Parliament this week, with the Right to Farm Bill 2019 introduced by Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall. “This is an historic day for farmers around our State and the agricultural sector,” Mr Marshall said.The Right to Farm Bill introduces some of the toughest trespass laws in Australia.…

Mock meat

Would you like meat with your steak?

The NSW Nationals are demanding urgent action be taken on addressing the nation’s unfair meat and milk food labelling regime, which is failing our farmers and consumers. The current system is lagging behind the rest of the world, and that the lack of action in this field has the potential to disadvantage the region’s farmers.…

Tough New Laws To Protect The Right To Farm

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Michael Johnsen has welcomed news that farm trespassers will face the toughest penalties in Australia including up to three years jail time, while farmers will enjoy the State’s first legislated ‘right to farm’, under a historic piece of legislation set to be introduced by…