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Nats Deliver New Livestock Facility For Cootamundra

Cootamundra will soon be home to a multipurpose equestrian and livestock facility thanks to $158,000 from the Nationals in Government. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the facility would provide a safe, all-weather venue for livestock exhibitions and the annual...

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New Coffs SES Truck Boosts Response Ability

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is delighted to present the Coffs Harbour City SES Unit with its new emergency response vehicle. “The Nationals in Government are proud to support this outstanding local unit by funding a $270,000 emergency response...

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Record Number Of Interns For Tamworth Hospital

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the latest and record intake of 20 new interns to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. Mr Anderson said the $211 million Tamworth Hospital redevelopment had created a leading-edge teaching facility and this...

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Opportunities Aplenty Thanks To Nationals

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and the Nationals in Government are taking care of food lovers and basketballers with grants for the Richmond Valley. The local council was successful under the Youth Opportunities program to stage a youth-driven community event at...

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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...

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‘Bloke From The Bush’ Hailed A Champion For Farmers

Farmers will be better off thanks to a major inquiry spearheaded by Nationals Senator John ‘Wacka’ Williams. The Hayne Royal Commission into banks and financial services was opposed by many for a long time, but our fearless fighter from the bush finally got his way,...

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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...

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Construction Begins On Cowra Ambulance Station

Cowra's new Ambulance Station is under construction, with a sod-turning ceremony with local Nationals MP Steph Cooke. The Member for Cootamundra Coward Mayor Bill West and representatives from NSW Ambulance, Health Infrastructure and the Western Local Health District...

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Upper Hunter Apprentices Benefit From Skills Focus

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen joined with local apprentices at Muswellbrook TAFE to announce that the Hunter region was expected to experience the highest employment growth to 2021. The projected 4.2 per cent growth was due to a strong mining...

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Major Roads Funding For Wagga Wagga From Nats

Wagga Wagga's local Nationals MLC Wes Fang has announced more than $3.7 million will be allocated to vital road safety upgrades in the Wagga Wagga electorate during the next financial year. “From day one, road safety has been a top priority, and I’m proud the...

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Nationals In Government Protect Snowy Heritage

Plans for a Heritage Centre in Jindabyne capturing the cultural history of the Snowy Mountains region are now underway, thanks to Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro. The NSW Nationals Leader said the Snowy Alpine Heritage Association (SAHA) will...

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Work Set To Begin On Grafton Hospital Upgrade

The Nationals in Government have secured $17.5 million for a Grafton Base Hospital upgrade, which will begin within weeks following the awarding of the lead building contract. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said it would make a huge difference in the electorate....

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Farmers Battling Drought Get LLS Rates Waived

Landholders across the State will start to receive their Local Land Services (LLS) rates notices in the mail, but this year there will be a welcome number in the balance owed column – zero. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the Drought Relief...

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Local Shows Important To Our Communities

The Hon. Bronnie Taylor, MLC "I was proud to move this motion in the Legislative Council to recognise the work of local show societies, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the Agricultural Societies Council. Their work ensures that our primary industries...

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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....

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Greens’ Absurd Idea Reveals Farming Ignorance

The Greens have just proven that they know nothing about farming, declaring farmers should be forced to provide shade for their livestock. Sue Higginson, the Greens candidate for Lismore, announced a plan to make it mandatory for livestock to have access to shade...

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Nats In Government Deliver More Regional Teachers

The Nationals in Government will share in 4600 new teachers announced on Wednesday, ensuring regional and rural communities get their fair share. This multi-billion dollar investment will lift the number of teachers in public schools to the highest in the State’s...

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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...

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