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Rangari Road upgrade seals election promise

Rangari Road upgrade seals election promise

Work to seal Rangari Road will soon begin, delivering smoother, safer journeys between Manilla and Boggabri. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Nationals in the state government were delivering on their election commitment with $9 million to upgrade and...

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$2.9 million for UNE project to manage weeds

$2.9 million for UNE project to manage weeds

A New England-based project which is developing technology to autonomously and remotely control weeds in agricultural production is one of 10 Australian research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the NSW Nationals in the federal government....

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Energy prices fall with Nationals in government

Energy prices fall with Nationals in government

There's good news for Australian families and small businesses as large energy retailers have announced lower retail prices for energy customers. EnergyAustralia joined AGL and Origin Energy in announcing price reductions, which mean in the coming weeks electricity...

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Dunoon Men’s Shed upgrade completed

Dunoon Men’s Shed upgrade completed

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are making sure even our smallest communities are getting their fair share, with the Dunoon Men’s Shed benefitting from funding. The group needed to extend the shed to give the members more room to build their projects, and...

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Funding flows to local roads and communities

Funding flows to local roads and communities

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have delivered the first payment toward crucial small-scale local road and community infrastructure projects nationwide under a $500 million local government support initiative. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for...

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First state Agriculture Commissioner appointed by Nats

First state Agriculture Commissioner appointed by Nats

Agriculture industry powerhouse Daryl Quinlivan has been appointed the state’s first Agriculture Commissioner, delivering on a major NSW Nationals election commitment. NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced Mr Quinlivan’s appointment in Coffs...

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More help for bushfire-affected communities

More help for bushfire-affected communities

Primary producers impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires will benefit from expanded eligibility for the $75,000 recovery grant and timeframe changes announced by the NSW Nationals in the state government, with small businesses also given more time to request support. NSW...

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More drought relief announced thanks to Nats

More drought relief announced thanks to Nats

The NSW Nationals in the state government have committed up to $8.5 million to MidCoast Council for critical works as part of its emergency response to drought in regional NSW. NSW Nationals Minister for Water Melinda Pavey joined Member for Myall Lakes Stephen...

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ACCC backs Nats’ water stance

ACCC backs Nats’ water stance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) yesterday released findings of its Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry and confirmed increased transparency in the water market can be achieved without impacting on the privacy of entitlement holders....

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Nationals win UN backdown on anti-meat campaign

Nationals win UN backdown on anti-meat campaign

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have welcomed the United Nations’ decision to abandon its misleading and ideological campaign against meat producers both in Australia and around the world. Federal Nationals Deputy Leader and Agriculture Minister David...

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Corporates set sights on regional Australia

Corporates set sights on regional Australia

Influential leaders from the private sector met virtually last week for the second Regional Australia Council 2031 meeting, aimed at supporting the development, investment and prosperity of regional Australia. NSW Nationals Minister for Decentralisation and Regional...

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Nats in state government provide drought stimulus

Nats in state government provide drought stimulus

New projects that will facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across the Narrabri region with the NSW Nationals in the state government confirming $900,000 in funding to be allocated...

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Applications now open for Regional Connectivity Program

Applications now open for Regional Connectivity Program

A $53 million program to improve connectivity in the regions has been welcomed by the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The Regional Connectivity Program will provide targeted investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects to maximise economic...

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Planning works underway for Wyangala Dam

Planning works underway for Wyangala Dam

Preliminary investigative and planning work to raise the Wyangala Dam Wall are underway, with WaterNSW progressing an environmental impact study, early scoping, community engagement, concept design and the final business case. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra...

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Saunders praises Gulgong MPS staff

Saunders praises Gulgong MPS staff

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has praised staff at Gulgong’s Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), who have continued to provide wonderful care for residents of the town while the hunt for a new visiting medical officer (VMO) continues. Mr Saunders visited the...

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Johnsen secures funding for community groups

Johnsen secures funding for community groups

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has been hard at work securing funding for local community groups in his region. "Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Merriwa to present funding for two important organisations within the Merriwa Community,...

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Boost for first home buyers and construction industry

Boost for first home buyers and construction industry

First home buyers and the construction industry in rural and regional areas are big winners under a targeted boost by the NSW Nationals in the state government to eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up...

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Nats MPs direct donations to recovering communities

Nats MPs direct donations to recovering communities

The NSW Nationals in the state government are extending their partnership with charity organisation GIVIT to ensure donated goods and services reach people who need them most in regional cities and towns recovering from the impacts of drought and bushfire. Deputy...

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