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Supermarkets Help Farmers After Nationals Campaign

  Coles and Woolworths have lifted the price of their own-brand milk after pressure from the Nationals and farmers. NSW Nationals MP Andrew Fraser was among those calling for dairy farmer drought relief after years of cut-price milk sales. “I welcome Coles and...

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‘Cut ‘Em Up, Don’t Cut ‘Em Out’ Say Nats

  Strawberry growers have been given strong support from the Nationals in Government with tough new measures targeting cowardly needle attacks. New legislation passed this week increased the penalty for contamination of food up to 15 years imprisonment. Deputy Prime...

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Nationals Providing Safety For Cyclists

  A $900,000 shared pathway will provide a vital connection for cyclists and pedestrians thanks to the work of NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson announced the project on Tamworth’s Goonoo Goonoo Road this week and said it involved the...

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Nationals Help Police Tackle Rural Crime

  NSW Nationals Police Minister Troy Grant has welcomed the third annual Rural Crime Week, which aims to stamp out crime in farming communities and educate farmers on how they can better protect their properties. The Member for Dubbo said farmers across rural and...

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Nationals Protect Anglers From Labor’s Lockouts

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair The Nationals in Government have worked to ensure anglers will be protected from proposed fishing lockouts. Deputy NSW Nationals Leader and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said there would be no loss of fishing...

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State’s Richest Country Race Galloping Closer

  Regional NSW's richest race is galloping closer, with the Kosciuszko draw held on Friday. The Nationals in Government have continued to back the racing industry, prompting NSW Nationals MP and Racing Minister Paul Toole to announce the $1.3 million race reserved...

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Newell Highway Set For New Safety Upgrades

  An 18-kilometre stretch of the Newell Highway just south of Boggabilla in northern New South Wales is set to get a facelift thanks to the Nationals in Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said the “Newell Highway – Mungle...

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Nationals Continue Black Spot Battle

  The Nationals in Government are working to remove even more mobile phone black spots in rural and regional areas. We are committed to ensuring our people outside of the major cities can access 21st century communications, improving lives and providing a crucial...

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Dog Rates Scrapped As Drought Continues

  Landholders in Western NSW will be relieved of paying annual NSW Border Fence Maintenance fees, known as ‘dog rates’, with the Nationals in Government announcing they will cover the $1.7 million bill. NSW Nationals Deputy Leader and Minister for Primary Industries...

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Nominations open for federal seat of Richmond

Nominations for National Party preselection in Richmond are now open. The Nationals are looking for hard-working community leaders to step forward as a potential Nationals candidate for the federal seat of Richmond. The National Party prides itself on having Members...

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Nationals In Government Support Drought-Affected Preschools

  Drought-affected families across regional NSW will get some relief with the Nationals in Government announcing financial support for community preschools. NSW Nationals Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell and Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a...

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Labor’s Crazy School Plans Revealed

  The Labor Party is planning to scrap school report cards as it extends its softly-softly approach on important issues to our schools. Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek has endorsed the contentious push to confine report cards to the history books,...

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Nationals Welcome Dairy Industry Changes

  The Nationals in Government are continuing to support farmers as the conversation about milk prices makes headlines. Dairy farmers are under pressure as major supermarkets continue to sell milk for just $1 per litre. Many farmers have complained that the price of...

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Barilaro’s ‘Burning Love’ For Regional Business

The Nationals in Government have secured an Investment Attraction Package aimed at bringing more jobs to regional NSW. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro was at Parkes for the launch of the annual Elvis Festival on Monday, using the major regional...

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Labor Set To Sell-Out Farmers

  A Labor-led push to cripple parts of Australia’s agriculture industry has once again shown they will attack farmers to appease special interest groups. A Bill passed by the Senate – co-sponsored by the Greens along with independents Derryn Hinch and Tim Storer –...

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Albury Journalist Chosen for Legislative Council Ticket

The NSW Nationals are pleased to announce that John Chanter has been selected to contest next year’s NSW Upper House election. Mr Chanter joins Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry the Hon Niall Blair MLC, who is also the Deputy NSW...

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Nationals Chose Strong Field For Senate

The NSW Nationals have preselected their Senate candidates for the upcoming Federal Election. The Party has formally endorsed four candidates: Perin Davey, Sam Farraway, Jamie Chaffey and Paul Cocking. Lead Senate Candidate Perin Davey is a water policy specialist...

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Inland Rail On Track For Construction

  The Nationals in Government at a State and Federal level have secured a green light for a future icon. The Australian and New South Wales Governments have approved construction of the Parkes to Narromine section of the landmark Inland Rail project. Deputy Prime...

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