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Statement from the Federal Nationals on Tax Cuts

The Liberals and Nationals’ Government has today achieved another significant outcome in further delivering on our plans to provide economic growth and job creation on which we were elected, passing our $144 billion personal tax cut package, which...

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We need you!

Running the country is hard work and some of our Federal colleagues are looking for dedicated staff in Canberra and just across the border in Wodonga. If you know someone who had the guts and the passion to give these jobs a red-hot go, tell them to get in...

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Worthy winners named at Cowra

  From Brewarrina to Byron, there are members of the NSW Nationals putting in the hard yards for their communities. Each year, we recognise some of the stand-out performances and give them a special nod at our Annual General Conference. This year, Val Gardner was...

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Bede Burke returned as chairman

  NSW Nationals chairman Bede Burke was returned as chairman for a final year at Central Council, with both State and Federal Governments seeking re-election next year. The vote, which came ahead of the Annual General Conference at Cowra, helped cement the party's...

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‘Rare honour’ for Val Gardiner

NSW Nationals stalwart Val Gardiner has done Tenterfield proud, being awarded Life membership of the Party at the Annual General Conference in Cowra. It was a rare honour for the family, who now count two life members among them. Val's father, C.L. Rose, joined the...

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Annual General Conference 2018

  It was one of the coldest weekends in recent history, but the 2018 Annual General Conference was a rousing success, not only for members but also the township of Cowra. The event started with welcome drinks at the Japanese Gardens on Thursday evening, which were not...

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Photos from Cowra Conference – Evenings

Our Annual General Conference at Cowra was a great example of what the NSW Nationals are all about: people-driven democracy in action. But it can't be all work, and our evening events gave members a chance to catch up with old mates and make new ones....

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Photos from Cowra Conference – Day 2

It was great to see so many people brave the cold and take part in our Annual General Conference at Cowra. Here's a small selection of the photos we took on Day Two. [gallery...

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Photos from Cowra Conference – Day 1

It was great to see so many people brave the cold and take part in our Annual General Conference at Cowra. Here's a small selection of the photos we took on Day One. [gallery...

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Budget building a brighter future

    The 2018 NSW Budget continues to build on the work the NSW Nationals have put into growing stronger rural and regional communities. From continuing to upgrade vital regional infrastructure like hospitals and schools to providing hip-pocket relief for families, the...

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Statement from Federal Nationals on the ABC

The Nationals do not and have no intention of ever supporting the privatisation of the ABC.  The ABC provides an invaluable service to rural and regional Australians.  From providing cricket coverage to those driving Australia’s long highways, from its dedicated...

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NSW Government Drought Package

NSW Budget 2018 Drought Package   More than $579 million has been allocated to help drought-affected farmers in the NSW Government's Budget 2018. Drought has been a constant and inevitable feature of the NSW landscape. Approximately half the state is in drought or is...

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More than $579 million to help drought-affected farmers

Support for farmers and their families facing drought has been boosted by $279 million in the NSW Budget 2018, bringing the NSW Government’s drought relief package to well over half a billion dollars. Almost all of NSW is now suffering from an extended dry period,...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients 2018

  The NSW Nationals want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to five members of our great party who were named in the Queen's Birthday Honours this year. Those people deemed worthy of admittance to the Order of Australia demonstrate the very best of what we all,...

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Palliative Care Week launched with passion

Anyone who works in the sector or has had family and friends who have had to rely on palliative care understand the amazing work that specialist palliative care nurses do and the essential role they play in the health system. Palliative Care Week was launched by...

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Levelling the playing field for regional and rural students

It’s hard enough to be a country kid and study away from home. Add in the financial burden into the mix and for some, the prospect of a tertiary education can be slim. The Nationals have once again proved we are committed to ensuring that regional, rural and remote...

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