Nats Say ‘No Way’ To SA

A South Australian report wants drought-stricken New South Wales communities to give up even more of their water. The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission report has recommended more buybacks to send even more water downstream – away from our towns and our farms. This comes as people in our communities are struggling through a devastating drought,…

Nats In Government Erase School Maintenance Backlog

For the first time in the State’s history the school maintenance backlog will be wiped to zero, ensuring students across NSW enjoy the best possible learning environments. Tuesday’s announcement means every maintenance job currently outstanding at the State’s 2200 public schools will be cleared. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government inherited a $1…

Speech: Defending our farmers

  Speech made to the Legislative Council by the NSW Nationals’ Bronnie Taylor: In recent weeks I have repeatedly had reason to reflect on agriculture in this State and the importance of regional New South Wales having strong representation in this place. We have heard the Honourable Mark Pearson on a number of occasions question…

More Defibrillators Thanks To Nationals In Government

Four sports clubs in the Myall Lakes electorate will receive funding towards the purchase of life-saving defibrillators thanks to the Nationals in Government. Local Nationals MP Stephen Bromhead said the clubs had been successful in securing grant funding towards the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as part of the Local Sports Defibrillator Program.…

Nationals Thank Farmers On Ag Day

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has sung the praises of farmers in the Cootamundra electorate on National Agriculture Day for their contributions to the NSW primary industries sector. Cootamundra electorate farmers contributed to the state’s primary industries sector estimated output of $17.5 billion in 2017-18, despite the ongoing drought. Ms Cooke said the…

Andrew Fraser Says Farewell To Parliament

Long-serving Nationals MP Andrew Fraser has paid tribute to those who helped him throughout his 28 years in office. The Member for Coffs Harbour gave his valedictory speech in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday and made an appeal to his colleagues to govern for the majority and not bend to the will of single-issue minor…

Nationals In Government Look At Milk Prices

The survival of our dairy farmers is something the Nationals in Government take very seriously, with milk prices barely covering the cost of production. Upper House Nationals MLC Wes Fang has spoken to people across the State as part of the NSW Legislative Council’s inquiry to look at the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry in New…

Broken Hill Spared From Pipeline Price

The Nationals in Government have announced that Essential Water customers in Broken Hill won’t pay for the cost of the River Murray pipeline, should the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) determine that the cost be passed on, as the last of 22,000 pipe sections are laid. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Nationals in Government…