McCormack backs ACCC price inquiry

Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack is backing calls for the Federal Government to establish an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into fruit and vegetable pricing at supermarkets. “I unequivocally support the calls for an ACCC inquiry into fruit and vegetable prices, which we have seen skyrocket amid Labor’s cost-of-living crisis,” Mr…

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Supermarket price stitch-up

Federal Nationals Leader David Littleproud says the Labor Government has been shamed into considering an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) supermarket price inquiry to stamp out price gouging. Mr Littleproud said The Nationals had been calling for the independent watchdog, armed with tough powers, to be directed to investigate the supermarkets since November 2023,…

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Common sense prevails in regional forestry court decision

Nationals Member for Oxley, Michael Kemp, has welcomed a decision by the Federal Court to dismiss a challenge by environmental activists that saves our valuable hardwood timber industry from an immediate shutdown. Mr Kemp said that after a year-long battle, common sense has prevailed, with an application by the North East Forest Alliance dismissed. “Now,…

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Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

All drivers are being reminded of their responsibility behind the wheel this holiday season after ten people were killed on one of the worst weekends on NSW roads in decades. NSW Police has commenced its enforcement operation with Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers working with local police across the state to stop drink and…

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Scone Swimming Club celebrates

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has congratulated Scone Swimming Club on securing a NSW Government grant of almost $135,000. Mr Layzell said the grant, coming just two months into the swimming season, is wonderful news. “It is a credit to the club for putting in its application for the funding which now allows them…

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Fixing Pacific Highway mobile blackspots

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, has announced funding of $1.972 million to upgrade telecommunications infrastructure along the Pacific Highway corridor around Moorland and Raleigh. Dr David Gillespie said Telstra would undertake the improvements after securing the funds under Round 3 of the Regional Connectivity Program. The project will provide two new macro…

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More police on the beat in Tamworth

Local police ranks have been bolstered with the arrival of more police in the Oxley Police District. Two more probationary constables have commenced duties in the district today following a formal graduation ceremony in Goulburn on Friday. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP welcomed the region’s two newest officers and thanked them for choosing…

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Jumping for joy in Coffs

Photo: Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh congratulates Coffs Coast Jump Club secretary Sally Hutchison (left) and board member Alita Childs Nationals MPs Gurmesh Singh and Pat Conaghan have welcomed the completion of a significant upgrade for the Coffs Coast Jump Club at its Coffs Harbour Showground headquarters. The Jump Club’s Christmas Showjumping Competition…

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Labor’s cost-of-living crisis a tough Christmas gift

People in the Riverina and Central West are facing a tough Christmas this year thanks to Labor’s cost-of-living crisis. Nationals Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, said more than 2,000 people descended on Wagga Beach car park on Wednesday this week to collect food and other essentials from Foodbank’s pop-up site. In 90 minutes, eight tonnes…

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Minns Labor Government risking lives

The Minns Labor Government is risking lives, as regional paramedics refuse to renew their professional registration over a pay dispute that is threatening to leave the state’s health system with mass shortages from January 1. Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders has met members of the Ambulance Division Health Services Union to hear first-hand what this will…

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Celebrating seniors in the 2024 Festival

Seniors in the Myall Lakes can look forward to a range of exciting events and activities at the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival. Mrs Thompson said the theme of the 2024 Festival is ‘reach beyond’ and she is encouraging seniors to expand their horizons by trying a new activity or meeting new people. “We have so…

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Conservatorium upgrade hits the right note

The Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is celebrating the completion of a significant upgrade thanks to $190,000 in funding from the former Nationals Government. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh joined Conservatorium Chair Lesley Schoer, Acting Artistic Director Dr Glen Hodges, and other members of the Con team to officially mark the completion of the…

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