Regional listening tour hits Cowper

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed federal Nationals leader David Littleproud and Deputy Leader Senator Perin Davey to the Cowper electorate as part of the Nationals ‘Regional Listening Tour.’ “I’m heartened to see our newly elected National Party Leaders touring through Regional Australia to hear from those who matter most – the…

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West Wyalong ambulance station refurbishment complete

Paramedics in West Wyalong are working in a newly refurbished ambulance station thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration (RAIR) program. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the upgrade has delivered improved amenities and an updated workspace to provide local paramedics with a better working environment…

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School back onsite at Wardell

The Wardell school community have moved into their new temporary school, marking the return of students to the original site after their school was destroyed by the Northern Rivers floods earlier this year. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell joined the Wardell community for the open day. “I am thrilled to be…

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NSW government rules out methane tax on agriculture

The NSW Government has ruled out imposing a methane tax on agriculture, promising to support – not tax – farmers to reduce emissions and grow their businesses. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said a proposal by the New Zealand Government to tax farmers for agriculture emissions from 2025 would only drive up farmers’ costs without giving…

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Organised crime crackdown

The NSW Government is powering ahead with the state’s toughest ever organised crime reforms, today introducing legislation to give police and the NSW Crime Commission new powers to confiscate unexplained wealth and the proceeds of crime. Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole said the government last month introduced world leading legislation targeting two…

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Stephen Bromhead valedictory speech

Stephen Bromhead, The Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, has today delivered his valedictory speech. He thanked his wife Sue and his family for their support, thanked The Nationals as the only Party that supports regional NSW, and thanked the people of Myall Lakes. Stephen revealed he has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, and said he is…

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Grants for Upper Hunter war memorials

Work to conserve several Upper Hunter Electorate memorials will start soon following an injection of cash from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorials Fund. The money, made available under Round One of the Community War Memorials Fund 2022-23, will be invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials. 39 applications were received…

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New England Highway safety upgrade north of Bendemeer

Motorists will soon benefit from safer and smoother journeys with improvement work being carried out on the New England Highway near Bendemeer. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said work would be carried out about eight kilometres north on Bendemeer, between Gunnalong and Rocky Gully roads. “These safety upgrades are ensuring a smoother journey for…

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Securing Tomingley’s water supply

A new $720,000 water treatment plant is providing safe and reliable access to water for Tomingley thanks to funding from the NSW and Federal Governments and Narromine Shire Council. Nationals Member for Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said safe and secure drinking water is a basic human right and this project will safeguard Tomingley’s water supply…

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Wet weather damage reporting

Farmers and landholders across the state are being urged to plan ahead and report any flood damage to their properties, with severe weather conditions predicted to surge over the next week. Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders said it is critical that landholders are prepared for the wet conditions and encouraged them…

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