Labor’s raid on the regions – Barnaby Joyce

In a campaign pitch to the nation, the Labor Party’s Anthony Albanese last night launched Labor’s raid on the regions. The Labor leader’s 36-minute Budget reply speech failed to include any mention of regional projects the Labor Party intends to fund, nor did it include Labor’s support for the nation-building infrastructure projects our government is…

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Red letter day for regional and rural healthcare

The $21 million Wagga Wagga Medical School has been given the green light to start works with development approval granted. Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said it was a red-letter day for regional and rural healthcare. “The very first thing I did when I became Deputy Prime Minister was to establish the Murray-Darling…

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Griefline ready to answer calls in NSW

NSW residents struggling to cope with the death of a loved one can access six free counselling sessions from Griefline, thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said the telephone-based counselling will be invaluable for those people struggling to cope with…

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Nats welcome funding to protect Cowper protected species

The Bellinger River’s George’s Snapping Turtle population is set to benefit from $210,000 in funding for thanks to the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan. Conservation and restoration projects across Australia have been allocated a share of $12 million in funding through the $100 million Environment Restoration Fund. The successful…

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Transforming Gundagai’s Old Mill

Gundagai’s oldest building, The Old Mill, will be restored to its former glory and transformed into an agri-tourism destination, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said a $687,530 grant will enable structural works to be undertaken which will stabilise the historically significant…

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Funding for repairs at Werris Creek golf club

Bridges and culverts washed away in the 2020 floods will soon be back at Werris Creek Golf Club thanks to $47,931 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Building Partnerships fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has updated the NSW Parliament on the funding which will be used to replace…

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Budget 2022, A stronger Australia

The last two years have been tough for our country. There have been setbacks. But Australia has overcome the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression. Our recovery leads the world – stronger than the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Unemployment is at 4%, the equal lowest in 48…

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David Gillespie

Boosting medical student places at rural clinical schools

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are investing nearly $100-million to expand the number of Commonwealth-supported places for medical students at rural clinical schools and regional university campuses. The Federal Budget 2022-23 is delivering an investment of $296.5 million in regional, rural and remote health, including new measures aimed at increasing the medical workforce…

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