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Water Minister Cracks The Whip On Bureaucrats

Water Minister Cracks The Whip On Bureaucrats

NSW Nationals Water Minister Melinda Pavey has told public servants that if building dams was not their priority then they should “vacate the room immediately”. Mrs Pavey showed up uninvited to a private meeting between some of NSW’s most senior bureaucrats, where she...

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Labor Slammed By Nats MP Over Drought Doubts

Labor Slammed By Nats MP Over Drought Doubts

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has hit out at Labor for suggesting drought-stricken farmers don't need drought relief. Mr Hogan made the comments after meeting with Robert Gordon, one of many local farmers impacted by drought conditions in the Kyogle...

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Construction Begins On Coffs’ Health Training Hub

Construction Begins On Coffs’ Health Training Hub

Skill seekers looking to join the fast-growing health industry on the Coffs Coast will soon have access to world-class facilities and more courses. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Skills Minister Dr Geoff Lee have turned the sod on the new...

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Two Camden Haven Men’s Sheds Secure Federal Funds

Two Camden Haven Men’s Sheds Secure Federal Funds

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has congratulated the Laurieton Men’s Shed and the Kendall Men’s Shed on securing Federal funding for new equipment. Dr Gillespie said funding had been available under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants...

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Promoting Dubbo As A World-Class Destination

Promoting Dubbo As A World-Class Destination

The Dubbo region will further cement itself as a world-class tourism destination, thanks to more than $10 million in funding awarded today by the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said money from the Regional...

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Applications Open For AgShows Grants

Applications Open For AgShows Grants

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with exhibitors and prize-winning Charolais bulls at Warialda Show this year. Local agricultural shows are being urged to apply for funding under the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants (AgShows) Program. Federal...

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Nationals Invest In Future Of Rugby League

Nationals Invest In Future Of Rugby League

Work is underway to bring the Lower Clarence ‘Magpies’ Rugby League Club’s new home ground up to NRL standards. The Yamba ground's upgrade are being funded through a $500,000 Community Sports Infrastructure grant from the Australian Government, a $355,000 Stronger...

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Facelift For Former Sheep Paddock

Facelift For Former Sheep Paddock

Work is almost complete on the Parkes Logistics Terminal, thanks to a partnership between Pacific National and The Nationals in Government. Located at the intersection of the main western railway line running from Sydney to Perth, the future Inland Rail corridor from...

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Full Steam Ahead For Second Murray River Crossing

Full Steam Ahead For Second Murray River Crossing

Construction on a vital second river crossing between Victoria and New South Wales at Echuca and Moama is a step closer, following the awarding of the contract to McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) Pty Ltd. Stage 3 of the project includes new bridges over the...

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Next Stage Of Tweed Valley Hospital Underway

Next Stage Of Tweed Valley Hospital Underway

NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has welcomed advice that the next stage of the $582 million investment in health for Tweed and the Far North Coast has now commenced. “NSW Health Infrastructure lodged Stage 2 of its State Significant Development (SSD)...

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New Mental Health Unit Opens Thanks To Nationals

New Mental Health Unit Opens Thanks To Nationals

The $590,000 refurbishment of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital’s Mental Health Unit is now complete thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor, who officially opened the unit, said it was ready to provide better care for the local...

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Slow Down On Country Roads This Weekend

Slow Down On Country Roads This Weekend

Motorists are being reminded to slow down and take care on regional roads this long weekend with double demerits to apply for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences. NSW Nationals Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said...

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Building A Future For Regional Communities

Building A Future For Regional Communities

By NSW Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro There is no more important duty for all of us than ensuring the next generation have better opportunities than we did. And I cannot stress enough how important it is we do not lose the young people from our...

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Waterworks Underway For South-West NSW

Waterworks Underway For South-West NSW

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced more than $4.8 million in funding for two important water infrastructure projects in Narrandera Shire. The funding, part of the NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program, will improve sewerage in...

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Walcha Winners With Nats In Government

Walcha Winners With Nats In Government

Walcha locals are set to benefit from the NSW Nationals in Government, with a $200,000 grant to upgrade the green at Walcha Bowling and Recreation Club, and $16,170 for restoration work at Walcha Historical Society Museum. Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the...

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First Homebuyer Bonanza In Regional NSW

First Homebuyer Bonanza In Regional NSW

Dubbo is top of the pops when it comes to regional first-home owners, with recent data outlining the city’s status as an area of growth. First homebuyers in regional NSW have saved millions of dollars in stamp duty thanks to the NSW Government’s Housing Affordability...

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Workplace Safety Is Everyone’s Business

Workplace Safety Is Everyone’s Business

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh is calling for more action to target risky behaviour and practices that could lead to injury or death on the job. Mr Singh said that too often small mistakes or oversights were leading to catastrophic accidents that...

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Inland Rail Fast-Track To Benefit Western NSW

Inland Rail Fast-Track To Benefit Western NSW

The Federal Nationals in Government will fast-track three Inland Rail projects in Western NSW. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the Federal Government would look at opportunities around connectivity to the Inland Rail. He said a case study into connectivity to...

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