Locals Welcome Billion-Dollar Farmers Fund

Drought-impacted farmers in the regions are urged to consider applying for low-interest loans under the Nationals in Government’s Farm Innovation Fund, following news the Fund will be boosted to $1 billion. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said farmers from Barraba to Bendemeer, Nundle to Nowendoc, Werris Creek to Walcha and Tambar Springs to…

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Expanding the Farm Innovation Fund

Increasing the Farm Innovation Fund and drought support for farming businesses. The Nationals in Government will add a further $350 million to the highly-successful Farm Innovation Fund helping more farmers access cash to drought-proof their farms. We will also expand the Drought Assistance Program to ease the financial strain felt by farmers in NSW. This…

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Nationals standing up for our farmers

Independent Agriculture Commissioner and planning changes to protect the right to farm. The Nationals in Government will create a powerful new rural advocate through an Independent Agriculture Commissioner to protect the right to farm in NSW. Increased urbanisation means that some of our efficient production practices are now under threat from people who complain about…

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Nats In Government Delivering Tweed Health

NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest visited the confirmed site of the new $582 million Tweed Valley Hospital this week with a message that the Nationals in Government are getting on with ensuring the Tweed community have access to world class healthcare and more health services when the new hospital…

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Nationals In Government Protect The Right To Farm

The NSW Nationals have taken a strong stand for farmers, announcing a powerful new Independent Agriculture Commissioner to protect the Right To Farm. An increase in the number of anti-farming activists, combined with increasing urbanisation of traditionally rural areas, has put more and more pressure on farmers across the State. The NSW Nationals take the…

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Call To Ban Cotton Exports A ‘Senseless Stunt’

The Centre Alliance call to ban cotton exports is nothing more than “a senseless stunt”, according to Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. “It just attacks hard-working farming communities right across my electorate,” Mr Coulton said. “Targeting those who need the support of our community and Government leaders the most right now is dangerous and…

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Nats Say ‘No Way’ To SA

A South Australian report wants drought-stricken New South Wales communities to give up even more of their water. The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission report has recommended more buybacks to send even more water downstream – away from our towns and our farms. This comes as people in our communities are struggling through a devastating drought,…

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Nats In Government Erase School Maintenance Backlog

For the first time in the State’s history the school maintenance backlog will be wiped to zero, ensuring students across NSW enjoy the best possible learning environments. Tuesday’s announcement means every maintenance job currently outstanding at the State’s 2200 public schools will be cleared. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government inherited a $1…

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Safety At Risk From Activist Website

The news reports about the website that lists the personal details of family farms are deeply concerning. This is a safety issue. These aren’t just farms, these are people’s homes. Their families, their children, live at these places. To go out there and publish this kind of material is not just reckless, it’s dangerous. We’ve…

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OPINION: Get The Little Things Right

by Michael McCormack – Member for Riverina, Leader of the Nationals, Deputy Prime Minister When you get the little things right, the big things look after themselves. Many of us are too busy focusing on the ins and outs of everyday life to really stop and think about the big things like raising a family,…

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Country Doctors To Be Trained In The Bush

A $17 million investment from the Nationals in Government will transform the way country-raised medical students are trained and retained in the Riverina. A new Rural Medical School Program will be developed in Wagga Wagga with the University of New South Wales, as part of a $74 million Australian Government investment in the Murray-Darling Medical…

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Speech: Defending our farmers

  Speech made to the Legislative Council by the NSW Nationals’ Bronnie Taylor: In recent weeks I have repeatedly had reason to reflect on agriculture in this State and the importance of regional New South Wales having strong representation in this place. We have heard the Honourable Mark Pearson on a number of occasions question…

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