Pat Conaghan

Conaghan joins National Acknowledgement of Country

Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan joined many Australians in a National Acknowledgement of Country on Wednesday to show respect for our nation’s Traditional Owners. Mr Conaghan said it was part of National Reconciliation Week, which runs until next Wednesday and this year’s theme is ‘In This Together’. “Today and the whole of this week…

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Michael Johnsen

Grassroots sports groups share in $4.6 million boost

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced sports organisations in his electorate have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities. Mr Johnsen said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly eased. “Sport is a vital part of the fabric of…

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Investing in our smart farming future

Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted thanks to the Nationals in Government with more support on offer under the latest round of the $43.5 million Smart Farms Small Grants program. This program is developing and extending new tools and technologies to help farmers and regional communities adopt best practice land management. Nationals Deputy Leader and…

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Tackling Tough Times Together

The Federal Nationals in Government are continuing to back drought-affected communities, providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia was continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience…

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Nats in Government delivering on dam promises

The NSW Nationals in Government are one step closer to delivering the state’s first major dam projects in three decades after signing on partner company WaterSecure to oversee the projects. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the announcement meant the Wyangala Dam wall-raising would be fast-tracked in her electorate, as well as building…

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Students return to classrooms across the state

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. Schools across rural and regional NSW have welcomed back their students to fulltime classes in public schools. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said he was thrilled that life was getting back to normal in an important way for school students. “We know that parents,…

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Major $1.8 billion boost for local councils

The Federal Nationals in Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local councils. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward…

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Keeping Little Wings in the air

Sick children in regional and rural NSW will be able to continue to access free professional flight and ground transport services thanks to a $200,000 boost from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor announced the support this week, which will enable non-profit organisation Little Wings to continue their…

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Multi-billion dollar boost for regional NSW

Up to 2000 new jobs will be created and $4.6 billion will be injected into regional NSW with Australia’s biggest energy storage project getting the go-ahead today from the NSW Nationals in Government. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said planning approval for the Snowy 2.0 Main Works would mean new jobs, big…

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Fire-affected community gets important upgrade

The town of Nymboida was devastated by the recent bushfires, with more than 80 homes destroyed and livelihoods shattered. But it is an incredibly resilient community, and a grant from the Nationals in Government is helping them rebuild and recover. Clarence Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire…

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Vehicle sanitation trialled in Dubbo

Enhanced safety measures for point-to-point transport providers such as taxis and hire vehicles are being rolled out in Dubbo with the trial of a free vehicle sanitisation station. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Dubbo was the first regional centre to trial the initiative, which is designed to enhance driver…

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