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Political Hopeful Passes The Pub Test In Cowper

Federal Nationals Candidate for Cowper Pat Conaghan has been meeting with locals across the electorate for a series of "Pat On Tap" events to find out what matters to each community. The well-attended events have given Pat a great opportunity to find out what makes...

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Promoting Women’s Empowerment Across NSW

NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced the NSW Government is seeking local organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing. The Deputy Premier said these organisations were encouraged to apply for a share...

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Nationals Announce Approval Of Solar Farm

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the approval of a new $130 million solar facility to be built near West Wyalong, paving the way for construction to begin. Ms Cooke said the 100 megawatt solar farm will generate up to 150 jobs during its...

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Kevin Hogan Inspects Driver Education Facility

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has inspected the final works at the Southern Cross LADS Driver Training Track that has been funded by the Government. “It is great to see that this project is in its final stages and will be ready to train our young...

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Helping First Home Buyers Realise Their Dreams

The Nationals want to help more young people overcome one of the biggest barriers to home ownership: The 20 per cent deposit. Saving a deposit for your first home can be a real struggle, and a lot of potential homeowners are missing out. Most banks and lenders require...

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Steph Cooke Becomes NSW Nationals First Female Whip

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has been officially named Party Whip of the NSW Nationals. Ms Cooke had been nominated for the role shortly after the State Election in March, but the Nationals Party Room ratified the announcement this week. She is the...

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Dairy Farmers To Benefit From $22 Million Package

The Nationals in Government will create a dedicated ACCC 'Dairy Specialist' and provide relief for energy costs for dairy farmers as part of a $22 million package to help improve returns and empower dairy farmers in their commercial dealings if re-elected. This is...

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Gurmesh Singh’s Inaugural Speech in Parliament

Gurmesh Singh, the NSW Nationals’ new Member for Coffs Harbour, has given his inaugural speech in Parliament. Read the full text below: I begin by congratulating Madam Deputy Speaker on her election to that role yesterday. I stand here today extremely happy to have...

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Dugald Saunders Makes First Speech In Parliament

Dugald Saunders, the NSW Nationals' new Member for Dubbo, has given his inaugural speech in Parliament. Read the full text below:   Thank you Madam Deputy Speaker, What a humbling and exciting day this is… to be here in one of the most historic buildings in the...

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More Bridges If Nationals Re-Elected

Another 12 ageing wooden bridges in Kyogle will be replaced under a $4 million package if the Coalition is re-elected, Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is great news for the community,” Mr Hogan said. “Ten of the bridges currently have load...

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Shorten must come clean on Security ‘Clean Out’

Bill Shorten must urgently explain whether he agrees with Paul Keating that Australia’s security agencies have lost their strategic bearing and whether Australia’s security agencies would indeed be headed for a full scale “clean out” under a Shorten Labor Government....

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Renewed Focus On Driving Down Road Toll

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has encouraged motorists to make safety a focus on local roads and to help slow the road toll. “With National Road Safety Week beginning today it’s a timely reminder that road safety is everyone’s responsibility,”...

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More Support for Older Australians With Nationals

Nationals Candidate for Cowper Pat Conaghan will make sure older Australians receive the aged care they expect and deserve, and remain connected to – and valued by – their communities. “Our strong economy means we can provide greater support for older Australians,” Mr...

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Nats Pledge More Market Power For Dairy

Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced a range of supports for the dairy industry if The Nationals are re-elected to Government. The Nationals in Government will provide funding to the dairy industry to research and develop more...

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Grant Encourages Regional Womens’ Sport

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke watched the Young Cherrypickers during a training session this week to learn how the club’s rapid growth was being helped by the Nationals in Government. Ms Cooke visited the 16-year-old league tag girls at Keith Cullen Oval and saw...

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More Regional Apprentices Thanks To The Nationals

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has congratulated the 42 local businesses who have taken on apprentices under the Federal Government’s trial wage subsidy program. Dr Gillespie said that he was delighted to see so many local employers take up the...

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Work Begins On Grafton Base Hospital Upgrade

Work has begun on a new $17.5 million Ambulatory Care Centre at Grafton Base Hospital, marking the beginning of a revolution in health care for the Clarence Valley, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. Mr Gulaptis joined health officials and members of...

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