Parkes Christmas Card Photo Competition Winner Announced

A striking image taken near Lightning Ridge has been selected by Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, as the winner of his Christmas Card Photo Competition. Mr Coulton congratulated Lightning Ridge resident Naomi Stone for being named the winner of the competition, with her photograph titled ‘Sunrise at Kangaroo Hill.’ “This photo captures the…

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Wallis Lake dredging about to start

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Tanya Thompson has welcomed the news the highly-anticipated Wallis Lake dredging operation is set to begin tomorrow. MidCoast Council has confirmed the process will start with dredging mobilisation. This mobilisation phase will include the setup of a temporary deposition site at Vincent Fazio Park in Tuncurry; an essential step in…

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Disaster relief for fire-ravaged North Coast communities

Disaster assistance is now available for the Kempsey, Mid-Coast, and Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the wake of the recent fires that engulfed homes and properties across the North Coast. The assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said…

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Apply now to improve our Crown land reserves

Crown Land managers on the Coffs Coast can apply for their share of $16 million in funding to maintain and improve Crown land reserves for community use. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said applications for the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are open until Friday, November 17. “This funding is essential to look after…

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Millions of Reasons to Care

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, says this National Carers Week is an opportunity to celebrate the vital work carers do. Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who…

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What’s your dream Christmas holiday?

The children of the Dubbo electorate are being invited to let their creativity flow by designing the Christmas card for local Nationals MP Dugald Saunders. Primary school students across the region are being asked to submit drawings with the theme My Dream Christmas Holiday. The winning entry will take pride of place on Mr Saunders’…

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Applications open for Community Building Partnership program

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, is encouraging the local community to put in applications for the latest round of the Community Building Partnership program. The program secures investment for local infrastructure projects that aim to deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation and inclusion. Since its inception, almost $400…

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Community supermarket a lifeline for Barraba

Barraba locals are the winners following Liberty Foodcare’s decision to establish a low-cost community supermarket in part of the Old Vic Hotel in Queen Street. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he was pleased the former government had been able to contribute to the shop with a $12,500 grant from the Community Building Partnerships…

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Farmers hit in Labor’s deceitful superannuation tax grab

Labor’s superannuation changes are set to disproportionately impact family farms held in self-managed super funds (SMSF) if they exceed new thresholds. Nationals’ Leader David Littleproud said family farms, particularly where their properties are in a SMSF, would be hit the hardest by Labor’s superannuation tax grab. Mr Littleproud said the changes would allow Labor to…

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Another big win for Coffs sporting community

Construction is underway on improved facilities that will better cater for local sporting needs in Coffs Harbour. The Coffs athletics community will enjoy new field event facilities at York Street Oval and space for a grass track available for 12 months of the year, while the Northern Storm Football Club will enjoy change room and…

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“Kick in the guts” for blindsided farmers

The Minns Labor Government has been slammed over its decision to backflip on coastal harvestable water rights. Last year The Nationals in government increased Coastal Harvestable Rights to allow farmers to store 30 per cent of the rain that falls on their properties – up from the previous 10 per cent. But Water Minister Rose…

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