Nats scoring goals for Gloucester netball

The Gloucester netball community is celebrating a $300,000 funding injection for court reconstruction and a new amenities block. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined Gloucester Netball President Sally Maslen to announce all courts will be upgraded and rebuilt with new surfaces. Dr Gillespie said the funding, from the NSW Nationals in the…

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Dogged approach to weed eradication

For the first time in the Tweed, the NSW Nationals in the state government will use a scent detector dog to uncover parthenium weed. Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the weed was suspected of growing in Palmvale, but had been difficult to find, and Connor the Springer Spaniel was now on the case.…

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Regional telecommunications under review

An independent committee has been appointed to examine and review regional telecommunications services. NSW Nationals Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton said the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review will examine the state of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, and will report to the government with its findings and recommendations by December 31.…

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Mice plague rebates backdated

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the rebate programme for mice baits will be backdated to February. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said backdating the program will help regional families that were impacted by mice earlier this year and will ease the financial pressure farmers and small businesses are currently facing. “By extending…

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Mental health boost for NSW workplaces

SafeWork NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy has been relaunched in a bid to improve workplace mental health in response to the changes brought about by COVID-19. Nationals Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson said the redesigned strategy is focused on helping every type of business become mentally healthy. “SafeWork has already done a fantastic job…

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Major boost to Wagga Wagga special activation precinct

The Nationals in the NSW Government have committed a further $137 million to drive economic growth and prosperity through the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct. The 4500-hectare precinct capitalises on Wagga Wagga’s location as NSW’s southern gateway while being central to Australia’s richest food and agricultural region, the Riverina. It will target businesses in freight…

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Nats deliver pedestrian refuge upgrade for Jindabyne

Work has started on a pedestrian refuge upgrade on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne to improve safety for all road users. Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the project forms part of the $398 million road safety investment by the Nationals in the NSW and Australian governments under the Safer Roads Program. “This…

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Coffs Harbour scores national women’s rugby tournament

The best women’s rugby teams in Australia will go head-to-head when Coffs Harbour hosts the fourth Super W National Women’s XVs tournament from June 24 to July 3. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Rugby Australia has been given funding support through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. “The tournament’s main…

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Cootamundra community palliative care unit opens

The Cootamundra community now has more choice in end-of-life care, with the opening of a new palliative care unit. The unit has been funded by Adina Care, a community organisation run by a volunteer board of directors, and the Cootamundra Rotary Club. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined representatives from Adina Care, Cootamundra Rotary,…

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Nats in government fast-track mice plague help for farmers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have secured 5000 litres of one of the world’s strongest mice-killing chemicals, fast-tracking further practical help for farmers to combat the current plague. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the anti-coagulant bromadiolone had been sourced locally, which meant distribution to primary producers could begin within days of…

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Agreement puts Dungog mountain biking on tourism track

An historic agreement between the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council has secured Dungog’s future as a national mountain biking destination. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Upper Hunter will become Australia’s next tourism hotspot thanks to this historic agreement, which will be accompanied by a $650,000 investment…

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Funding grassroots footy clubs to tackle mental health

Rugby league clubs across the state will receive a mental health boost thanks to a $280,000 investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in the NRL’s flagship wellbeing program. The State of Mind initiative provides education and ongoing support to grassroots clubs to help reduce the stigma around mental illness and encourage those…

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