Labor needs energy policy reset as bills skyrocket

Photo: Dr David Gillespie with Laurieton United Services Club CEO Robert Dwyer Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the Albanese Government needed to press the reset button on its energy policy before more damage from skyrocketing electricity prices was inflicted on households and businesses. Dr Gillespie said Labor’s energy policy will see…

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Myall Lakes seniors taking Travel Card stand

Seniors across the Myall Lakes are coming out in force to take a stand against the Minns Labor Government’s decision to axe the Regional Seniors Travel Card. The card, introduced by The Nationals in government in 2019, is a $250 pre-paid Visa card to use on fuel, taxis, electric charging stations, pre-booked NSW TrainLink regional…

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Labor refusing to back regional mining communities

The NSW Labor Government has once again shown its lack of support for regional NSW, refusing to commit to the continuation of the Resources for Regions Program. The Resources for Regions program, set up by the Coalition in 2012, has reinvested over $560 million into mining communities in recognition of the important contribution they make…

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Brewing up jobs in the Clarence Valley

Clarence Nationals’ MP Richie Williamson celebrates the Sanctus expansion with brewer Dale Johnston, brand ambassador Renee Shepherd, co-owner Nicole O’Connor, brand ambassador Kim Geritz, and co-owner Trent O’Connor. Sanctus Brewing Co’s multi-million-dollar NSW Nationals-backed brewhouse expansion at Townsend near Maclean is in its final stages and is set to drive significant economic growth and job…

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Manilla Viaduct future headlines ministerial meeting

The potential heritage listing of the Manilla Viaduct has been high on the agenda at a meeting between Nationals Member for Tamworth and Shadow Minister for Heritage Kevin Anderson and the Heritage Minister Penny Sharpe. Mr Anderson said he sought a meeting with the Minister following the Heritage Council of NSW’s announcement that they would…

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Labor plans to cut $250 apprentice travel card

The NSW Labor Government has laid down plans to cut the $250 Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card. Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders said under Labor, this transport lifeline will be cancelled. “The regional travel cards are there to train our future workforce and help them deal with the rising cost of living,” Mr Saunders…

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“The Premier’s first legislative act has divided our state based on where we live”

The NSW Labor Government has failed to protect regional water assets after passing legislation to enshrine Sydney Water Corporation in the NSW Constitution. The government rejected amendments by the opposition to include regional water utilities alongside Sydney Water Corporation and Hunter Water Corporation as assets that cannot be privatised. NSW Nationals leader Dugald Saunders said…

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