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Nationals Cast A Spotlight On Regional Road Safety

NSW motorists are more likely to crash on country roads, which is the sobering message of this month’s Rural Road Safety Month with drivers urged to rethink their driving habits. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said road safety was...

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Dairy Industry Given Voice In ACCC By Nationals

The ACCC will establish a Dairy Consultative Committee to support The Nationals’ ongoing commitment to the Australian dairy industry. Deputy Nationals Leader and Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie said the committee would be led by an independent...

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Maritime Safety Authority Opens In Coffs Harbour

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s regional headquarters in Coffs Harbour has officially opened as part of The Nationals’ commitment to decentralisation. It will deliver improved access to services for the maritime sector and more jobs for the major regional...

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Your Chance To Have A Say On Future Of Volunteering

Volunteers play key roles in our communities and now there’s a chance to help shape how volunteering will look in the future, according to NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke. Ms Cooke is encouraging people in regional areas to have their say as part of...

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Teachers To Remain In Drought-Affected Schools

Schools in drought-ravaged areas across the State will not lose any staff despite more families relocating out of regional areas, NSW Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell has announced. Ms Mitchell said 220 schools would have their entitlement guaranteed by...

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Anderson Hard At Work On Critical Water Solution

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said a report detailing the next steps for the construction of a new Dungowan Dam is expected soon. Mr Anderson said he had been working hard to move forward the planning and construction of this important piece of...

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Unofficial Partnership Revealed In Poll Data

Analysis of electoral data has revealed that 13 Labor MPs owe their seats to the Greens, including here in NSW. According to The Australian, Labor was behind in more than a dozen seats before Greens preferences secured their wins at the recent Federal Election. It’s a...

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NSW Nationals Celebrate Education Week

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has welcomed the theme for the 65th Education Week: ‘Every Student, Every Voice’. He said the theme will encourage students right across the State to feel informed, empowered and supported in their ambitions and opinions....

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan Untenable For NSW

Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro says it’s time to consider the State’s options in relation to the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The Ministerial Council meeting at the weekend was a slap in the face for regional NSW, Mr Barilaro said, after it...

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Anti-Farmer Agenda Puts Regional People At Risk

The anti-farming movement is ramping up its attacks on primary producers, with a new report claiming only a vegan diet can save the planet from climate change. Left-leaning news outlets are reporting that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will...

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NSW Nationals Thank Bede Burke For His Service

After five years as Chairman of the NSW Nationals, Bede Burke retired from the role at the Annual General Conference. A small 'thank you' function was held in the Jubilee Room at NSW Parliament this week in his...

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Nationals In Government Working Hard For Farmers

The NSW Nationals in Government have taken the stick to Labor’s failed and repealed Native Vegetation Act, while the Federal Nationals in Government are one step closer to introducing tough criminal penalties for farm invaders. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam...

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Williams Calls For Investigation Into Job Cuts

NSW Nationals Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams has called on the Government to investigate Essential Energy and their attempts to drastically reduce its regional workforce. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday night, Mrs Williams said: “We know that over 180...

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Nats In Government Building Stronger Communities

Were committed to building stronger communities in rural and regional areas, which is why The Nationals in Government have opened a new round of the popular Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Eligible organisations across the State are being urged to apply for...

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Assuring Better Regional Coverage From Our ABC

Deputy Nationals Leader and Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie says rural and regional Australians deserve access to the public broadcaster, quality regional journalism and local content. “From the dulcet tones of Jim Maxwell during the cricket coverage...

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Better Transport for Rural and Regional NSW

Councils, transport operators, schools and community groups throughout regional and rural NSW are encouraged to apply for a share in more than $3.2 million to improve the customer experience on public transport. NSW Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Regional...

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Have Your Say On Renaming Old Pacific Highway

With the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade motoring on, consultation has begun on renaming the current alignment. NSW Nationals Member for Clarence and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said when the new highway...

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Last Days To Join State’s First Regional Youth Taskforce

There’s less than a week left for young people to be involved in one of the NSW Nationals’ landmark election policies, as we establish a dedicated voice for regional youth. Applications to join the first-ever Regional Youth Taskforce with will close on Monday, August...

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