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It’s time we show them the good parts, too

It’s time we show them the good parts, too

Education & Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell – a proud daughter of the regions – writes about the importance of teaching children about the country. Sometimes it is too easy for children to forget our farmers. They forget that the produce that ends up on...

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Stadium secures Federal grant for Scoring System

Stadium secures Federal grant for Scoring System

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has secured funding for Taree Basketball Association towards the installation of a new scoring system at the Indoor Stadium. Dr Gillespie said funding of $5086 would be made available to the Taree Basket Association...

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‘Paws’ before buying a pet this Christmas

‘Paws’ before buying a pet this Christmas

NSW Nationals Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is encouraging people considering welcoming a new furry family member into their home this Christmas to adopt a cat or dog from their local pound or local rehoming organisation. Mr Saunders said people...

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Service NSW opens in Forbes

Service NSW opens in Forbes

Customers in Forbes have embraced the community’s new Service NSW Centre, with more than 270 people coming through the doors since it opened on December 6. NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Orange Sam Farraway and Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living Catherine Cusack...

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Merry Christmas from the NSW Nationals

Merry Christmas from the NSW Nationals

On behalf of our Party I want to thank all Nationals – Parliamentarians and grassroots Members alike – for their monumental efforts this year. From standing on polling booths to selling raffle tickets and giving a voice to our communities both locally and in...

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Lithgow gets cycleway funding from Paul Toole

Lithgow gets cycleway funding from Paul Toole

The Lithgow community will benefit from $270,000 in funding to support recreation in the city thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole announced Lithgow City Council had been successful in its application for the construction of the...

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Slim Dusty Centre set to grow thanks to Nats

Slim Dusty Centre set to grow thanks to Nats

The Nationals in Government are committed to making sure the Slim Dusty Centre at Kempsey continues to be a major drawcard for the region. Next year is shaping up to be an even bigger year than ever before for the centre due to some keynote events and improvements...

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Farm household boost ahead of Christmas

Farm household boost ahead of Christmas

More than a thousand farming families will start receiving a lump sum entitlement to help them meet household costs, as important improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) take effect. Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said couples whose...

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Major milestone for Singleton bypass

Major milestone for Singleton bypass

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced that the Singleton bypass is moving a step closer with the release of a concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for community feedback. Mr Johnsen said the bypass would address...

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Focus on rural health for Nationals Ministers

Focus on rural health for Nationals Ministers

The Federal and NSW Nationals in Government have joined forces at Australia’s first Bilateral Regional Health Forum to decide how their combined investment of more than $2 billion can be maximised to boost rural healthcare. Key Nationals such as Deputy Prime Minister...

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Dairy Code a step in the right direction

Dairy Code a step in the right direction

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has welcomed his Federal colleagues’ Mandatory Code Of Conduct into the Dairy Industry, which will help struggling farmers in their fight with the big supermarkets and multinational processors. “This is an...

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Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct a great step forward

Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct a great step forward

Australian dairy farmers now have a tough and fair rule book to help them negotiate a fair price for their product with a mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct taking effect from January 1. Federal Nationals Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said Australia’s dairy...

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Community groups benefit from Nats in Government

Community groups benefit from Nats in Government

Mid North coast community groups have secured much-needed funds thanks to the Federal Nationals in Government. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the Stronger Communities Programme grants were a chance to build up community groups and acknowledge...

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Nationals delivering new rural medical school

Nationals delivering new rural medical school

Construction is underway on a new medical school in Orange that will create qualified doctors who understand the specific health needs of regional communities. The Nationals in Government are providing $22 million of funding to Charles Sturt University, which will run...

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New Grafton bridge crossing opens to traffic

New Grafton bridge crossing opens to traffic

The new bridge at Grafton has opened, improving traffic flow and supporting businesses in and around the riverside city. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the $240 million NSW Nationals in Government-funded bridge would be a game-changer for locals. “It cannot...

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Newell Highway overtaking lanes motoring ahead

Newell Highway overtaking lanes motoring ahead

The first three of 30 additional overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway have opened to traffic as the NSW Nationals in Government motor ahead with plans to improve safety, freight productivity and travel times along the state’s freight backbone. NSW Nationals Minister...

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Drought and fire assistance

Drought and fire assistance

As our communities continue to face challenges with both the drought and fires, we want to ensure everyone is aware of the assistance that is available. Yourself, or a neighbour or friend, could benefit from this information. • Farmers and small businesses that have...

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A year of delivering on election commitments

A year of delivering on election commitments

The NSW Nationals have spent the first 10 months in the new term of Government delivering key election commitments including increasing drought support on and off farm, fast-tracking water infrastructure projects, investing in our regional youth and delivering local...

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