$12 million social housing boost for Tweed

More people in Tweed Heads will have a safe place to call home thanks to a $12 million investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government that will provide 40 new social housing dwellings in the region. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the new seven-storey building in Boyd Street was important to…

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$100 million to help primary producers recover from floods

Primary producers affected by the February-March flooding event in NSW can now access additional funding of up to $100,000 thanks to a jointly funded program developed by the Commonwealth and NSW governments. The $100 million Critical Producer Grant Program will provide primary producers hardest hit by floods with support to restore production systems and rebuild…

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Beekeepers urged to ramp up self-surveillance

State-wide surveillance will be strengthened to ensure NSW beekeepers have greater flexibility to continue their operations, through a new Varroa Mite Emergency Order, effective today. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said changes to the Emergency Order will increase the surveillance registered beekeepers are required to conduct each year. “Registered beekeepers across NSW have shown…

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Time to “Get Ready” for the bush fire season

Rural Fire Brigades across NSW are gearing up to host more than 500 community awareness events on Saturday (September 17) as part of the annual Get Ready Weekend. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke is reminding people to prepare their homes and ensure their bush fire survival…

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Nurse practitioners a welcome boost for New England

Great news for the New England region, with four new nurse practitioners finishing their orientation before joining the communities of Gunnedah, Glen Innes, and Bingara from next week. Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said these highly skilled nursing professionals are able to operate autonomously and collaboratively to treat people with highly complex and…

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Building a career in construction

Students in the Dubbo electorate now have more opportunities after completing school, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Traineeship Program. The two-year traineeship program is a collaboration between Government infrastructure agencies and industry partners, offering Year 12 school leavers a rounded experience. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said applications are…

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Celebrating Bendemeer CWA centenary

Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has joined the women of the Bendemeer Country Women’s Association (CWA) to celebrate 100 years of friendship, tea, scones, and strong advocacy for the people of regional Australia. Mr Anderson said the Bendemeer CWA had been strong advocates for their local community and congratulated them on this important milestone.…

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Gillespie speaks out for veterans

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has called on the Minister for Veterans Affairs to review the Albanese Government’s decision to withdraw funding from the Mid North Coast Veteran Wellbeing initiative. “In my electorate I have about 3,000 veterans. That is a big slice of veterans in the North Coast, “ Dr Gillespie…

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NSW women shine at Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award

Five of rural NSW’s most innovative and inspiring women have been celebrated in Parliament House in Canberra at a ceremony for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor has congratulated national winner Stephanie Tretheway from Tasmania, who founded Motherland Australia – a not-for-profit organisation that aims to eliminate the crippling…

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South Grafton locals love tennis court upgrade

Tennis enthusiasts in South Grafton can look forward to an enhanced playing experience at the Braylesford Park, South Grafton High School facility, with the NSW Nationals in the state government providing $53,790 to help resurface the courts with synthetic grass. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the funding is the result of a successful application…

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Minister late again in foot-and-mouth fight

The late announcement of a ban on importing meat products for personal use from all countries with foot-and-mouth disease shows the Federal Government continues to be indecisive in dealing with the FMD crisis in Indonesia. Nationals Leader and Shadow Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said this was a step forward in protecting our biosecurity but…

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