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Nationals MP helps save 123 fish in rescue operation

Nationals MP helps save 123 fish in rescue operation

Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall joined volunteers from the Bingara Angler’s Club, DPI and Gwydir Shire Council staff last week in an operation to save native fish from diminishing water holes in the Gwydir and Horton Rivers. The NSW Nationals Member for Northern...

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Have your say on Future Drought Fund

Have your say on Future Drought Fund

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is calling for input on the Future Drought Fund. “The Future Drought Fund Consultative Committee will hold public consultations in my electorate this month, to help inform the Committee on the best ways for the Future...

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Cash flowing to help fix local roads

Cash flowing to help fix local roads

Regional communities are set to benefit from the first round of the NSW Nationals’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders is encouraging regional councils to apply for funding to repair, maintain or seal local roads. “The NSW...

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Small country newspapers get boost from government

Small country newspapers get boost from government

The Federal Nationals in Government are giving grants to small country newspapers to support their sustainability. Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said four small publishers in his electorate would share in more than $440,000, providing a welcome...

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Nats launch sports fund to tackle rural mental health

Nats launch sports fund to tackle rural mental health

The NSW Nationals in Government are urging sporting clubs wanting to improve mental health and wellbeing in drought-stricken areas to apply for a share of a new $1.2 million Mental Health Sports Fund. Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said sporting clubs were the...

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Bonalbo showgrounds taken to new heights

Bonalbo showgrounds taken to new heights

The Bonalbo Show Society will be able to showcase more livestock with its new multi-purpose exhibition and events building, Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan says. “The new facility includes a poultry display area, connection to the town’s electricity grid...

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Maclean High School joins entrepreneurship program

Maclean High School joins entrepreneurship program

Maclean High School is among 21 regional NSW schools chosen to deliver a NSW Government-funded initiative that will strengthen connections between local industry and secondary school communities in regional areas and support students in planning their future career...

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Parkes Logistics Terminal officially opens

Parkes Logistics Terminal officially opens

Parkes is set to be the epicentre of regional growth and opportunity with the opening of a $35 million logistics terminal that will connect to The Nationals in Government’s $9.3 billion investment in the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail. The private sector investment...

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Construction of new Grenfell grandstand begins

Construction of new Grenfell grandstand begins

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has turned the sod on the construction of the new grandstand at Grenfell’s Henry Lawson Oval, signalling the official start of the build. The $820,000 was secured for the Weddin Shire through round two of the NSW...

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Mental health in schools grants announced

Mental health in schools grants announced

Suicide prevention, regional and rural mental health, early intervention and prevention are the focus of new student wellbeing and mental health initiatives at NSW Public schools announced during Mental Health Month. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell...

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Federal Nationals’ Drought Response Plan

Federal Nationals’ Drought Response Plan

The Nationals in Government continues to stand with our drought-affected farmers and regional communities. We’ve committed more than $7 billion to drought. It’s not a set-and-forget response. We continue to listen to farmers and communities affected and will continue...

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Marshall’s tough talk on food labelling

Marshall’s tough talk on food labelling

NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has secured support to lobby for urgent action on meat and milk food labelling. The issue of plant-based “milk” and fake meat made from plants has been of major concern to primary producers and consumers for some time,...

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Great Western Highway upgrade motoring on

Great Western Highway upgrade motoring on

The Great Western Highway upgrade between Kelso and Raglan has moved one step closer with survey work underway following consultation with the community. Member for Bathurst and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the Nationals in Government were...

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Nationals launch Buy Regional campaign

Nationals launch Buy Regional campaign

The NSW Nationals in Government are encouraging retailers to list their details on the new Buy Regional hub, which is connecting metropolitan shoppers with rural and regional small businesses in the lead-up to Christmas. Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the...

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Small businesses working hard through drought

Small businesses working hard through drought

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has congratulated Tamworth City Dance Academy for being named Regional Business of the Year, New England North West. Mr Anderson also paid tribute to a number of businesses and people who were recognised at the awards...

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Cootamundra schools get $18 million funding boost

Cootamundra schools get $18 million funding boost

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced school budget allocations for 2020, with more than $18 million to be distributed to Cootamundra electorate schools. Ms Cooke said schools in her electorate were set to receive $18,327,751 – an increase of...

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Nats in Government backing communities

Nats in Government backing communities

The NSW Nationals in Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Regional Cities NSW to strengthen collaboration to deliver projects and services that our regional communities urgently need. Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams signed the MoU...

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Support continues for drought-affected communities

Support continues for drought-affected communities

Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development...

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