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NSW Nationals Welcome Two New Members-Elect

The seats of Coffs Harbour and Dubbo have been retained for The Nationals by strong new members Gurmesh Singh and Dugald Saunders. Mr Singh replaces Andrew Fraser on the Coffs Coast, and is determined to deliver the long-awaited Coffs Harbour Bypass, with tunnels. A...

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Strong Economy Delivers Big Wins For Regions

Regional NSW is a significant winner in this year’s Federal Budget with a record investment in infrastructure, health, education, seniors and carers, along with a suite of measures designed to more money back in the pockets of households and small businesses. The...

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New Ministerial Roles For Nationals In Cabinet

  Mr Stephen Bromhead MP – Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Transport Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro have announced a new Cabinet team that will focus on delivering a better quality of life for people in every part of NSW. The new...

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Funding for 18 more Aged Care beds in Ulmarra

More older members of the Ulmarra community will be able to move into residential aged care close to family and friends, thanks to the addition of 18 new Government-funded beds at Rathgar Lodge, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is great news for our...

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Austin Evans Leaves Parliament

Member for Murray Austin Evans was narrowly defeated at the March 23 State Election by the Shooters, who exploited the drought for political gain. While Mr Evans was only in Parliament for a relatively short time – he replaced long-serving Member for Murray Adrian...

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Election Victory For NSW Nationals

The NSW Nationals have been returned to Government, with swings toward the Party in many electorates. Unfortunately, three seats were lost following a hard fought campaign. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro recorded a massive swing towards him in...

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Niall Blair To Step Down From Ministry

NSW Nationals Deputy Leader Niall Blair has announced he will not seek a leadership position or ministry in the newly-returned Government. The Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry has served the Party and the people of rural NSW...

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Foreign Doctors Made To Work In Regions First

Overseas-trained doctors seeking visas to work as General Practitioners (GPs) will be required to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate from a Rural Workforce Agency thanks to the Nationals in Government. Under this new requirement, overseas-trained doctors will be...

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New TAFE Campus For Hay Thanks To The Nats

People from Hay will be able to access the training they need to get a job and get ahead with The Nationals announcing a new TAFE will be built in Hay. NSW Nationals Member for Murray Austin Evans was joined by Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall for the...

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Six Million To Create Lismore Regional Sports Hub

The Stage 2 upgrade of facilities at Crozier and Oakes Ovals in Lismore will attract more than 20,000 additional tourists a year, spending over $2.3 million in local businesses, thanks to the Nationals in Government. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said...

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Crucial Bridge Replacements Thanks To The Nationals

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced $7.1 million from the Nationals in Government to replace three bridges in the Hilltops region. Spring Creek Road Bridge, Cudgell Creek Bridge and Hannons Bridge will be upgraded to increase their carrying capacity and...

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Gulaptis Secures Grafton Hospital Overhaul

Grafton Base Hospital is set for a massive $263 million upgrade if the NSW Nationals are returned to Government, with local member Chris Gulaptis giving full credit to people power. “Six months ago, this wasn’t on the Government’s radar, but since I launched my...

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Anderson Paving The Way For Road Upgrades

Duplicating the 1.5 kilometre stretch of Goonoo Goonoo Road, a sealed and safer Rangari Road and upgrading Werris Creek Road are all on the agenda for NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson made the election commitments at the launch of his...

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Barilaro Unveils Plans To Upgrade Snowy Roads

Road safety is proving to be at the forefront of the campaign for Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro, with major plans for regional roads unveiled. Mr Barilaro announced the Nationals in Government will fund a $17.5 million Snowy Monaro...

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Another 100,000 Free TAFE Courses Over Four Years

More people across regional NSW will be given the opportunity to access the training they need to get a job and get ahead with an additional 100,000 free TAFE courses thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this...

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Regional Seniors Travel Card To Ease Cost Of Living

The Nationals in Government will make life a little easier for seniors doing it tough in regional and rural NSW, thanks to a new $250 Regional Seniors Transport Card. NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said seniors with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and...

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Service NSW Opens Its Doors In Tumut Thanks To Nats

Locals in Tumut and nearby areas have welcomed the opening of the 98th Service NSW Centre, delivered thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals MLC Wes Fang said: “The Tumut Service Centre gives residents and businesses access to the same range of...

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NSW Nationals To Fully Fund Muswellbrook Bypass

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, and John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional today announced the Nationals in government would “go it alone”, and commit the full $266 million required to fund the New England Highway Bypass at...

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