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State grant gives hope to charity

State grant gives hope to charity

One of Port Macquarie’s most popular charities is set to benefit from $77,500 grant thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams the Hope Shop was awarded funding through Round Three of the Stronger Country...

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Shark funding to continue for North Coast beaches

Shark funding to continue for North Coast beaches

Beachgoers all along the Northern Rivers will continue to be protected against shark attacks, with the NSW Nationals in Government investing a further $8 million in world-leading shark management technologies up and down the NSW coast. NSW Nationals Member of the...

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Gatekeepers to provide suicide prevention support

Gatekeepers to provide suicide prevention support

A legion of ‘Gatekeepers’ will help protect communities across NSW, with more than 10,000 volunteers in high-risk populations and industries being trained in suicide prevention. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Nationals in Government were proud to deliver...

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Common sense support for real Australians

Common sense support for real Australians

The Federal Nationals in Government have secured a number of important measures to help regular Australians. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the measures were part of the economic plan that will support regional communities and secure a strong...

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Millions to support local seafood businesses

Millions to support local seafood businesses

Commercial fishing, aquaculture and charter boat industries on the Coffs Coast are getting critical relief, with the NSW Nationals in Government announcing $9 million in support of seafood industries. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said it was...

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Dubbo business secures regional rail contract

Dubbo business secures regional rail contract

The NSW Nationals in Government’s Regional Rail Project is delivering on its promise to create regional jobs and stimulate the economy, with the first major contract for work on the new Regional Rail Maintenance Facility awarded to a Dubbo-based business. NSW...

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Clarence koalas to get new trees

Clarence koalas to get new trees

Clarence Valley koalas, hit hard by the recent bushfires, will soon have 5000 new trees to munch on thanks to a $45,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “The trees are being planted to aid conservation...

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Nationals fight to support local shows

Nationals fight to support local shows

The Nationals in Government are spending big to help agricultural show societies and regional communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Nationals in Government are spending $36 million to help support show societies hit by social...

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Nats secure millions to support regional news

Nats secure millions to support regional news

The Nationals in Government have announced 107 regional publishers and broadcasters who applied to the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) Program will receive a share of $50 million in funding committed to support regional news services in 2020-21. This funding was...

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Cash flows to fix local roads

Cash flows to fix local roads

The State and Federal Nationals in Government will join forces to turbocharge a program that will improve local roads across regional NSW and create thousands of local jobs. The Australian Government has committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government’s $500...

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New sports hub to kick off in Cooma

New sports hub to kick off in Cooma

NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has marked two significant milestones in the local region. Mr Barilaro said the green light has officially been given for the new $15 million state-of-the-art sports facility in Cooma, which was committed to during the...

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Kempsey to get Country Universities Centre

Kempsey to get Country Universities Centre

A new Country Universities Centre will be established in Kempsey to boost jobs and provide higher education study options for Macleay Valley youth thanks to the support of the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey and Federal Nationals...

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Nats MP recommends ‘appy way to find cheap petrol

Nats MP recommends ‘appy way to find cheap petrol

Regional motorists are saving up to $500 a year on the cost of fuel by using the NSW Nationals in Government’s free FuelCheck app. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the app provided motorists with real-time information on petrol prices for all fuel...

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Stimulus fast-tracks work on old Grafton Bridge

Stimulus fast-tracks work on old Grafton Bridge

Work to ensure the old Grafton Bridge continues to provide a safe and reliable crossing for many years to come has commenced as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s economic stimulus package. NSW Nationals Member for Clarence and Parliamentary Secretary for...

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300,000 regional seniors benefit from travel card

300,000 regional seniors benefit from travel card

More than 300,000 seniors have now successfully signed up for the Regional Seniors Travel Card which has put $250 in their pocket to spend on fuel, taxis and pre-booked NSW TrainLink trains and coaches. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul...

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Driver testing restrictions lifted from July 1

Driver testing restrictions lifted from July 1

Young drivers’ patience is being rewarded with driver-testing back at full capacity from July, thanks to easing of COVID-19 restrictions. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said all young learner and P-plate drivers are able to book a driver test online,...

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Major boost for Myall Lakes SES units

Major boost for Myall Lakes SES units

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that community safety continues to be paramount for the Government with the delivery of five state-of-the-art vehicles and marine vessels for the State Emergency Service (SES) across the Myall Lakes....

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More places for local children in preschools

More places for local children in preschools

More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists. The NSW Nationals Government are continuing their commitment to increase access to preschool for communities across the...

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