Common-sense win for southern border farmers

Farmers and critical agricultural workers who reside outside the Border Region Zone in Victoria will now have a new pathway to enter NSW and move outside the ‘border bubble’ for work thanks to advocacy from the NSW Nationals. Under the changes, individuals will be able to access a new Highly Specialised Critical Services (Agriculture) Permit…

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Dugald Saunders and Aunty Iris Reid

Preserving Dubbo’s Indigenous culture

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has backed a move to ensure important cultural links are preserved by offering a Wiradjuri language online course at TAFE NSW. Aboriginal cultures are central to the state’s identity and it is through the preservation and nurturing of language that history, and the future, are enriched through storytelling.…

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Michael Johnsen MP with members of the Liverpool Plains Shire Council and community.

Liverpool Plains gets local drought stimulus funding

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced new projects to facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across the Liverpool Plains Shire with the NSW Nationals in the state government confirming $900,000 in funding to be allocated to three local projects. Mr…

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Celebrating our great women, young and old

The 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards will acknowledge the achievements of some of the state’s youngest leaders, with NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor revealing a brand new award for girls as young as seven. Mrs Taylor said the new ‘One to Watch’ honour had been created to recognise the rising stars…

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Nats in state government supporting our local police

The refurbishment of the Koorawatha Police Station and residence is nearing completion, with a new officer starting thanks to investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined members of the NSW Police, Hilltops Council and the local community to welcome Senior Constable Andrew Campbell and celebrate…

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John Barilaro

PPE manufacturing to skyrocket in NSW

The NSW Nationals in the state government have ramped up their commitment to COVID safety, introducing a $5 million grants scheme to locally manufacture critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and create jobs. Deputy Premier John Barilaro launched a program to support domestic manufacturing of PPE in NSW by providing grants to local companies to help…

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Barnaby Joyce

Application process open for regional cancer centre

NSW Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce is calling on public and private service providers to apply for funding to improve regional radiation treatment for cancer patients in the region. It follows last year’s announcement that Armidale was nominated as a site for the expanded oncology service, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the…

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Students take a seat at the table

NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has announced the first Minister’s Student Council, a group of students that will have a direct influence on education and school policy that affects students. A new online Student Voice Hub has also launched, giving all NSW students a platform to share their views and creativity with the wider…

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