Keeping Australian stories on our screens

Keeping Australian drama on our screens and securing jobs in film and television production is key according to The Nationals who have welcomed a report into the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment. The inquiry explored maintaining expenditure requirements under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure scheme, which has been valuable in supporting the creation of Australian scripted, local…

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$196 million to reform curriculum

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the 2021-22 Budget will include almost $200 million to fund a major curriculum overhaul. The $196.6 million package over four years represents the first major rewrite of the school curriculum in 30 years. Under this reform, the curriculum will be updated and streamlined by more than…

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Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low

NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the latest Australian jobless figures, which show the unemployment rate has dropped from 7.5 per cent at its peak to 5.1 per cent in May, with 115,000 Australians finding work. It’s the 7th consecutive monthly fall in the unemployment rate. The number of unemployed people fell…

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Off and racing at regional racetracks

The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest a record $67 million in regional racetracks in the 2021-22 NSW Budget, delivering improved facilities for racegoers. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson have joined the newly-elected Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell in Scone to announce…

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Drug court expands to Dubbo

The Dubbo region will benefit from a $31.5 million investment in drug rehabilitation and access to justice. Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced the NSW Nationals in the state government will invest $27.9 million over the coming four financial years to expand the NSW Drug Court to Dubbo, on top of the recent $3.6 million…

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Nationals Senators call for truth in food labelling

NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey has joined her colleagues in calling for honesty when it comes to fake ‘meat’. Senator Davey said she supported the inquiry established by the Rural, Regional Affairs and Transport Committee, chaired by Queensland Nationals Senator Susan McDonald, to address the vexed issue of truth in labelling, with terms like “meat-free…

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More seniors to benefit from regional travel card

More than 300,000 seniors in the regions will benefit from reduced travel costs with the NSW Nationals in the state government committing $246 million to extend the Regional Seniors Travel Card for another two years. The Regional Seniors Travel Card is a $250 prepaid Visa card designed to ease the burden of travel costs for…

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Fighting tomorrow’s drought today

The battle against the next drought has begun with the NSW Nationals in the state government announcing a combined $64 million in the 2021-22 NSW Budget over four years for the ‘Future Ready Regions’ strategy that will help farmers and regional communities grow, thrive and plan for the future. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW…

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Surf club funding boost from NSW Nats in government

Local Surf Life Saving Clubs will be better equipped to protect people thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s 2020/21 Surf Club Facility Program. Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club received $48,544 under the program to repair the roof and install solar panels. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead congratulated the…

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Lights, camera, action as Hollywood comes to Coffs

A new movie studio backed by Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe and the NSW Nationals in the state government will be established at Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour. NSW Nationals leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the proposal, which also includes a boutique hotel, a state-of-the-art film school, an indigenous art gallery, and an…

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Fisheries scale up recruiting efforts

The NSW Nationals in the state government will recruit first year fisheries officers to ensure the continued protection and management of our aquatic habitats, fisheries resources, and ecosystems. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall encouraged individuals who are passionate about the state’s fisheries resources and like the outdoors to consider a career as a NSW…

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