Spotlight on safety for women in agriculture

The NSW Nationals in the state government’s Women in Agriculture Lunch and Learn series kicks off across the state today, shining a light on safety for farming families. In partnership with Essential Energy, the 20 free events will take place across regional towns until July 15, focusing on safety while working in rural settings. Nationals…

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Support for flood-damaged showgrounds

The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing in the Northern Rivers community by providing $490,000 to repair and upgrade seven showgrounds damaged by recent flooding. Nationals Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the funding for showgrounds at Bangalow, Bonalbo, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah would help the region bounce back…

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Funding boost for Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Myall Lakes is one of 21 communities across the state set to be inspired with exciting, ambitious, and innovative creative programming made possible through 2022/2023 Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts and Cultural Projects Funding. More than $2.3 million will go towards supporting the NSW arts and cultural sector in delivering exceptional experiences for locals…

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Kicking goals at South Dubbo Oval

The transformation of South Dubbo Oval has reached a major milestone with Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson unveiling the refurbished and extended amenities block. The upgrade was made possible thanks to $350,000 from Round 2 of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund,…

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Regional sports hub a winner

Coffs Harbour will further cement its reputation as one of the sporting capitals of regional Australia with the unveiling of the $14 million Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub Stage 2 Project. Coming off the back of Stage 1, which involved the upgrade of C.ex Coffs International Stadium and was completed in 2019, the Regional Sports…

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“Proudest day of my professional life”

Queensland M.P David Littleproud has been elected the new leader of The Nationals. M.Ps met in Canberra, electing Mr Littleproud as leader and NSW Senator Perin Davey as Deputy Leader. Bridget McKenzie has been re-elected the Nats’ Senate leader. David Littleproud was born and raised at Chinchilla in Queensland. For 20 years he owned a…

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The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust lecture

Sir Earle Page was one of the founders of the Country Party of Australia, which went on to become the National Party. Sir Earle, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1939, was the third longest-serving M.P in Australian history, spending just shy of 42 years in the parliament. The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust,…

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Rural financial counselling service extended

Farmers will continue to benefit from free, independent financial planning and support thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Dubbo and Minister for Western NSW Dugald Saunders has announced an additional $5 million over the next three years to continue the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) across NSW. “There…

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Nats connecting thousands of regional students

More than 220,000 students in regional and remote areas of NSW are benefiting from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $365.8 million Rural Access Gap (RAG) program, supplying digital devices to break the digital barrier and lead a tech revolution. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell has met students and teachers…

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Funding to fireproof Black Head Surf Club

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced $122,881 to upgrade facilities and improve accessibility at Blackhead Surf Life Saving Club, allowing it to operate as an emergency evacuation centre. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery, Steph Cooke, said the project would reduce the risk of the clubhouse…

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New $470,000 firefighting truck for Forster

Myall Lakes’ newest emergency services asset has arrived in Forster, with Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters receiving a $470,000 state-of-the-art truck. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFs) Class 2 Pumper allows firefighters to tackle structural, chemical, petrol and grass fires…

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Greens water push will destroy river communities

The Greens are already putting demands on the Albanese Labor Government to rewrite the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of Basin communities. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is not only trying to write the ALP’s water policy, but also dictate their Ministry demanding a South Australian Minister be appointed to oversee the Murray-Darling Basin Plan…

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