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Million-Dollar Bridge A Major Win For Communities

A new two-lane bridge crossing across Endless Creek at Chambigne near Grafton has been officially opened by Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan and the NSW Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis. The new $1 million bridge was jointly funded by the...

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Bus Boost For Dubbo Electorate Thanks To Nats

The Nationals in Government will improve connectivity for communities between Dubbo and Mudgee as part of 13 new trial bus routes across regional NSW. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said a new trial service would link Ballimore, Spicers Creek, Goolma...

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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...

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Laws Hails NSW Nationals Role In Saving Regional Jobs

Veteran radio presenter John Laws has sung the praises of Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the NSW Nationals, while delivering a stinging rebuke to Labor. “NSW National Party Leader John Barilaro has scored a pretty big win for regional jobs,” Mr Laws said during his...

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Essential Energy Halts Job Cuts Thanks To The Nats

Deputy Premier NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro has announced that Essential Energy will halt plans to cut jobs in regional NSW. “I’m pleased to announce, after weeks of calling on Essential Energy to abandon proposed job cuts, the State-owned corporation will halt...

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Nationals MPs Back Barilaro On Essential Energy Calls

NSW Nationals MPs are backing their leader as he ramps up pressure on Essential Energy to scrap proposed job cuts. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders told his local paper that the only person who should be sacked is Essential Energy CEO John Cleland, while others have...

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Funding On Offer For Our War Memorials

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh is calling for applications in the latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veterans’ wellbeing. A total of $175,000 is available for projects across the state through the...

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Mental Health Funding For Flying Doctors

Drought-affected communities in rural and remote NSW will benefit from increased funding to the Royal Flying Doctor Service thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor announced the Government would provide $750,000...

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Barilaro Calls On Minister To Halt Essential Energy Cuts

Statement from John Barilaro, Deputy Premier of NSW, Leader of the NSW Nationals, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade: After weeks of calling on Essential Energy to pull back on proposed job cuts in regional NSW, I am yet to receive a guarantee from the...

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Regional School Of Music Is 35 Years Young

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell to help the Young Regional School of Music celebrate its 35th birthday. Ms Cooke and Ms Mitchell enjoyed a slice of birthday cake, singing the praises of the musical-themed...

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New TAFE Opens Doors In Yamba Thanks To Nats

NSW Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has officially opened TAFE NSW’s first permanent presence in Yamba, the new multi-million dollar Connected Learning Centre. Mr Gulaptis described the opening of the CLC as a monumental day for TAFE NSW. “Advocating for...

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Construction Of New TAFE Facility Underway In Coffs

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has turned the sod on the new $10.7 million specialist trades facility at TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour. The works are delivering on the Nationals in Government’s plan to ensure TAFE NSW is well-equipped for the future so...

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Country Change A Solution For City Congestion

Sydney’s peak hour chaos is set to get worse. A new report from Infrastructure Australia has revealed Sydney and Melbourne will be gridlocked and paralysed with congestion by 2031. The organisation – which was set up by Labor in 2008 – recommends building more and...

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Nats In Government Help Regional Councils With Levy

The Nationals in Government will fund the increase in the emergency services levy for three councils in the Dubbo electorate to meet the cost of new workers’ compensation for firefighters, Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders says. Mr Saunders said Dubbo Regional Council,...

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Cooma Business Receives Funding For Regional Women

Deputy Premier, NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor met with Susan Burke to deliver the great news that Susan Burke Interactive Lessons Design was the recipient of $25,000 funded through the NSW Government’s...

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Opportunity For Country Apprentices At Transport NSW

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging people interested in building bridges to consider sending an application to Transport for NSW for a role based in Narrandera. The opportunity to take up an apprenticeship in civil construction has emerged...

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Burrell Creek Brigade Welcomes New Station

The Burrell Creek Rural Fire Service Brigade is welcoming the investment of $400,000 in the Mid Coast area with the official opening of the new station. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead joined NSW Assistant Commissioner Kelly Browne at the...

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APVMA Relocation To Armidale Now Official

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters has officially opened in Armidale, signalling an exciting new era for rural and regional Australia. Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister and Deputy Leader Bridget McKenzie joined...

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