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McCormack Backing Regional Small Businesses

Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says the establishment of the Australian Business Growth Fund is about backing small businesses in the regions. Mr McCormack said small businesses were the engine room of the economy right across...

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Regional Tourism Fund Backs Business With Nats

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke gained a glimpse into a sustainable future for tourism when she visited a Mount Adrah Farm to announce a $99,080 grant. Ms Cooke visited Highland Farm and Woodland to present owner Louise Freckelton with a Regional...

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Jobs Created With Nationals In Government

Another Mid-North Coast manufacturer is expanding thanks to the Nationals in Government. Last year, Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie announced Oxley Island manufacturer Croker Oars was successful in securing $663,000 towards an upgrade of its...

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Local Seafood Industry Benefits With Nationals

The Nationals in Government have announced 12 projects that would share in $500,000 funding to boost the value of the State’s seafood industry. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall joined Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh for the announcement, and...

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Common-Sense Approach From Nats In Government

Drought-affected farmers and businesses in the regions will first and foremost be on the agenda for new Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson said his electorate office had been inundated with...

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Gillespie Announces Radiation Oncology Cancer Unit

The Manning-Great Lakes region will have access to a new Cancer Unit thanks to the Nationals in Government, with new radiation therapy services in the regions. Announcing the inclusion of Taree in the package, Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said he had...

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Ben Franklin To Fill Casual Vacancy

Ben Franklin has been endorsed by the NSW Nationals Central Council to fill a casual vacancy in the state’s Legislative Council. The vacancy was caused when Mr Franklin resigned from the Upper House to unsuccessfully contest the seat of Ballina at the recent state...

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Stay Safe On The Road, Urges New Nationals MP

Newly-elected Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has urged motorists to take care during the Easter and Anzac Day period. The NSW school term finished last Friday, on April 12, and with families venturing off on holidays to coincide with the Easter period Mr...

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McCormack Delivers $10 Million For New PCYC

Wagga Wagga youth will have a state-of-the-art facility for generations to come with Nationals Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack securing $10 million for a new Police Citizens’ Youth Club (PCYC) facility. Mr McCormack said he fought...

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More bridges for Clarence Valley thanks to Nationals

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced funding for the replacement of two single-lane timber bridges in the Clarence Valley. The Kungala Road bridge and the Sherwood Creek Road bridge will collectively get more than $600,000 from the Nationals in...

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NSW Nationals Welcome Two New Members-Elect

The seats of Coffs Harbour and Dubbo have been retained for The Nationals by strong new members Gurmesh Singh and Dugald Saunders. Mr Singh replaces Andrew Fraser on the Coffs Coast, and is determined to deliver the long-awaited Coffs Harbour Bypass, with tunnels. A...

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Strong Economy Delivers Big Wins For Regions

Regional NSW is a significant winner in this year’s Federal Budget with a record investment in infrastructure, health, education, seniors and carers, along with a suite of measures designed to more money back in the pockets of households and small businesses. The...

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New Ministerial Roles For Nationals In Cabinet

  Mr Stephen Bromhead MP – Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Transport Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro have announced a new Cabinet team that will focus on delivering a better quality of life for people in every part of NSW. The new...

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Funding for 18 more Aged Care beds in Ulmarra

More older members of the Ulmarra community will be able to move into residential aged care close to family and friends, thanks to the addition of 18 new Government-funded beds at Rathgar Lodge, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is great news for our...

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Austin Evans Leaves Parliament

Member for Murray Austin Evans was narrowly defeated at the March 23 State Election by the Shooters, who exploited the drought for political gain. While Mr Evans was only in Parliament for a relatively short time – he replaced long-serving Member for Murray Adrian...

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Election Victory For NSW Nationals

The NSW Nationals have been returned to Government, with swings toward the Party in many electorates. Unfortunately, three seats were lost following a hard fought campaign. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro recorded a massive swing towards him in...

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Niall Blair To Step Down From Ministry

NSW Nationals Deputy Leader Niall Blair has announced he will not seek a leadership position or ministry in the newly-returned Government. The Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry has served the Party and the people of rural NSW...

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Foreign Doctors Made To Work In Regions First

Overseas-trained doctors seeking visas to work as General Practitioners (GPs) will be required to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate from a Rural Workforce Agency thanks to the Nationals in Government. Under this new requirement, overseas-trained doctors will be...

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