Agricultural exemption for Queensland hard border

NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has announced a newly created exemption to allow farmers and agribusiness workers to move freely across the NSW-Queensland border under current COVID restrictions. Mr Marshall hailed the exemption as a big win for industry and said it came after the NSW Nationals in the state government pushed to minimise…

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$400,000 to help save wildlife in crisis

The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has received $401,500 from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments to build accommodation and training facilities for emergency wildlife veterinarians, vet nurses, volunteers, and carers. The funding comes from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package which was established to support bushfire recovery, response, and preparedness in NSW.…

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Nats back local community group

A new home for Spaghetti Circus has been officially opened at Mullumbimby Showground. Spaghetti Circus has been part of the Mullumbimby community for over 25 years. Founded by Leonie Mills, Spaghetti has grown from a small school circus program to a respected member of the Australian circus family. The Showground received $236,600 in funding from…

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New mining rehabilitation rules

Mining operators across NSW will be required to show their plans for progressive rehabilitation and to report annually on rehabilitation outcomes, with the NSW Nationals in the state government introducing a series of reforms. Deputy Premier and Resources Minister John Barilaro said several amendments have been made to the Mining Regulation 2016 to modernise the…

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Great Western Highway upgrade taking shape

The landscape on the eastern entrance to Bathurst is starting to change, with work on the $45 million Great Western Highway upgrade from Kelso to Raglan now more than six months along. NSW Nationals Member for Bathurst and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the site establishment and initial work has been…

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Big win for Coffs Coast hockey

Local sport has scored a major victory with Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh announcing a $440,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government for a significant facilities upgrade on the Coffs Coast. The funding has been awarded to Hockey Coffs Coast for Stage 2 of the Coffs Harbour Hockey Complex Upgrade…

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