$7.9 million boost for NSW dairy industry

A $7.9 million investment will help the dairy industry recover and rebuild from floods, and better prepare for future natural disasters. The Dairy Sector Recovery Strategy will help the industry recuperate and build long-term resilience after the February-March flooding event earlier this year. Funding provided from the jointly Commonwealth and NSW Government-funded Storm and Flood…

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Mudgee scores winner with 2023 NRL Premiership game

The Mudgee economy will receive a significant boost with an influx of visitors set to spend up in local shops, cafes and businesses, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders, said a $150,000 grant will help the Mid-Western Regional Council host the NRL…

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“We should have our chest out and a chin up that we’re Australians because we do it better than anyone else”

Federal Nationals’ leader David Littleproud has addressed the National Farmers’ Federation. This is what he had to say. On behalf of our great nation, we say thanks for all that you’ve endured and all that you’ve achieved. Put in perspective what you’ve endured. Fires, floods, droughts, cyclone, this little thing called COVID-19. It was you.…

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Coffs Harbour apprentice awarded Bert Evans Scholarship

A prestigious NSW Government scholarship program will help a Coffs Harbour apprentice. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships provide first-year apprentices with up to $15,000 over three years, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s commitment to strengthening pathways to vocational education and training. The…

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Smoother and safer road travel on the Mid North Coast

Mid North Coast motorists are experiencing smoother and safer journeys following the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade on Failford Road. The $4.5 million project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments through the Road Safety Program and involved widening both lanes and the centre line over a stretch of about one kilometre.…

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Flood victims stranded by Labor’s empty insurance promise

Labor’s election promise to assist with spiralling insurance premiums in disaster-prone regions has been shown for the mirage it is following reports some insurers are refusing to provide cover for flood prone communities. Shadow Spokesperson for Emergency Management, Senator Perin Davey, said people either can’t get insurance at all or it is so expensive as…

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Improved road safety for Muswellbrook High School

New flashing lights have been installed in the Muswellbrook High School Zone, improving student safety and driver awareness. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the government was investing in signage upgrades as part of the NSW School Zone Flashing Lights program. “The safety of all road users is a top priority for the…

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Flood recovery support

Nine recovery assistance points are opening their doors this week to support communities impacted by the ongoing flooding emergency. Nationals Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the multi-agency hubs are designed to help flood-impacted individuals, families, farmers and business owners begin the clean-up, rebuilding and recovery process. “We need the floodwaters to recede to…

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Critical minerals and high-tech metals boost

The NSW Government is investing $130 million in mining projects to help position the state as a major global supplier and processor of critical minerals and high-tech metals. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Resources Paul Toole was in the state’s Far West over the weekend to announce 19 organisations would share in more than…

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Honouring our Ag industries on Ag Day

Nationals Leader David Littleproud has thanked agriculture industries, producers, and workers around Australia on this National Agriculture Day. He said today was a celebration of where our food and fibre comes from and of one of Australia’s hardest working and most important industries. “As the Leader of The Nationals, I want to personally thank the…

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