Learning the lessons of remote education

NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell says innovations in education made by schools and teachers during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are being collected to retain any improvements. One of the best examples was Menindee Central School, which ran an at-home cooking challenge, Menindee Kitchen Rules, keeping students engaged and families supported at the height of…

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Nats MP delivering local stimulus funding

NSW Nationals Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole is making sure his local communities get their fair share of funding, even as he works to improve road safety across the state. Mr Toole went into bat for local show societies in his Bathurst Electorate, securing funding as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus…

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Scone Race Club Receives Funding Boost

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced the community will benefit from $150,000 in funding to support Scone Race Club under the NSW Nationals in Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Mr Johnsen said the funding will help Scone Race Club extend its function centre, as part of a program that helps communities recover from the…

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Delivering drought stimulus for Coonamble

New projects that will facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across Coonamble Shire Council with the NSW Nationals in Government confirming $600,000 in funding. Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said funding from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will allow Coonamble…

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Extra bus services for Griffith

Griffith customers will benefit from more travel choices as additional and extended services are rolled out across its bus network from July 20. Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said the new timetable was part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s 16 Regional Cities program to deliver more travel flexibility to regional communities and provide…

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Marshall visits key fish hatchery

NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has visited Ebor’s Dutton Trout Hatchery, which is poised to play a major role in the state’s trout re-stocking program. It’s all systems go for the Northern Tablelands facility, with drought conditions easing, and plans to protect the fishing industry. “Last week I visited the hatchery to catch up…

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Nats to tackle rugby league taskforce

Dubbo’s hopes of attracting an NRL Premiership game have received a massive boost with NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders named as chair of the Government’s NRL Regional Taskforce. The taskforce is being formed to develop a plan to bring more games to regional NSW. Deputy Premier John Barilaro made the announcement during a…

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More habitat for endangered koalas in the Tweed

The NSW Nationals in Government have acquired an additional 89 hectares of land to expand Cudgen Nature Reserve and aid the recovery of the Tweed koala population. The addition will help to provide long-term habitat protection for native plants and animals on the Tweed Coast, including the endangered Tweed and Brunswick Rivers koala colony. NSW…

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Emergency communications boost for Myall Lakes

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that the local public safety network (PSN) has been boosted with the completion of six new radio sites at Nerong State Forest, Nabiac, Coolongolook, Smiths Lake, Ganghat and Forster. Mr Bromhead said the new radio sites, delivered by NSW Telco Authority, are vital to ongoing…

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Free legal help for bushfire-hit locals

Farmers, small businesses and regional communities recovering from the worst bushfire season in memory are set to benefit from close to $5 million in funding thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said this investment will play an important role in helping our community recover from the…

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Wheelie handy local sport grant for Tamworth

Tamworth BMX Club has received $15,000 in a Local Sport Grant that will be used to upgrade the competition track surface thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the grant would improve the Club’s pedal-power so it could begin to lobby again for major events on the…

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Turbocharging regional recycling abilities

The Federal Nationals in Government are turbocharging the country’s recycling capacity after the Council of Australian Governments agreed to progressively ban the export of plastic, paper, tyres and glass waste from July 2020. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the $190 million commitment to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) would accelerate industry…

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Northern Rivers receives bushfire recovery help

The Nationals in Government have announced a number of bushfire recovery grants across regional and rural NSW. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Kyogle Council received a $1.3 million grant to assist with bushfire recovery, which was distributed through various businesses and community organisations. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to the…

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