Williamson urges Minister to approve Broadwater Public School rebuild

Clarence Nationals MP, Richie Williamson, has tabled a petition calling on the NSW Labor Government to rebuild flood-impacted Broadwater Public School as a matter of urgency. The petition, spearheaded by Broadwater Public School Parents and Citizens Association, demands the NSW Government withdraw the current unnecessary development application before Richmond Valley Council. It calls for the…

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Life-saving defibrillators for the Cootamundra electorate

Local clubs and organisations in the Cootamundra electorate have been awarded $21,919 in NSW Government funding to assist with the purchase of eight life-saving defibrillators. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program was introduced by the previous government and is aimed at providing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and associated…

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Myall Lakes take a stand for hospital funding

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, has been presented with a 12,000-signature petition that calls for increased funding for Manning Base Hospital. The petition, from the Manning Great Lakes Community Health Action Group, calls upon the Labor state government for increased funding to have stages two and three of the hospital’s redevelopment to be…

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Alarming white spot virus discovery – Williamson

Clarence Nationals MP Richie Williamson says the positive detection of large traces of the white spot virus in wild-caught school prawns south of Ballina is a further blow to the commercial fishing industry. Mr Williamson says he understands the discovery of the white spot virus came from routine batch testing of wild-caught school prawns from…

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Strengthening communities in the Parkes electorate

Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has congratulated six organisations in his electorate that have received funding under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities program. Mr Coulton said RiverSmart Australia Limited, Coonamble Golf Club Limited, and Moree Plains Shire Council have each been awarded grants under the Commonwealth-funded Rebuilding Regional…

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Minns Labor Government lets women down

The NSW Nationals have called out the Minns Labor Government for voting down new legislation that would strengthen the bail act to improve safety for victims of family and domestic violence. The Bail Amendment (Serious Personal Violence and Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2024 was introduced to Parliament this week but was not supported by the Labor…

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Nationals launch petition to scrap Labor’s fresh food tax on industry’s day of action

The Nationals are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Australian farmers to fight Labor’s fresh food tax, which will hurt families and farmers amid a cost-of-living crisis. A new petition, Stop the Fresh Food Tax, https://www.stopthefreshfoodtax.com/#action, is being launched by The Nationals today to coincide with industry’s ‘day of action’ to scrap the tax. Nationals Leader David Littleproud…

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$1.7 million Cootamundra electorate sporting boost

Photo: Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP, with members of the Ganmain Grong Grong Matong Lions Senior & Junior Football Netball Club Kendra Kerrisk, Jason Hamblin, Bron Hatty, Warwick Smith, Guy Purcell, and Alexander Patterson Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced an investment of more than $1.7 million for the Ganmain Grong…

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New refuge for Tamworth domestic violence victim-survivors

A project to support accommodation for domestic violence victim-survivors and their families in Tamworth is progressing. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the ‘Core & Cluster’ refuge model co-locates independent living accommodation with access to on-site support services and counselling. “We know that having a safe, secure place to live is one of the…

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Prime Minister’s breathtaking hypocrisy in pretending to support our farmers

Nationals Leader David Littleproud says Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Agriculture Minister Murray Watt’s announcement of $519 million in Future Drought Fund programs is nothing new and something Labor originally opposed. Mr Littleproud said the Prime Minister has simply announced an extension of an existing program that Labor initially voted against in February 2019. “This…

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Congratulations to Lyne’s volunteer grant recipients

Federal Nationals MP, Dr David Gillespie, has announced a total of 55 organisations in the Lyne electorate will share in $65,225 through the Australian Government’s 2023-24 Volunteer Grants Dr Gillespie congratulated the successful organisations, which are spread across Lyne, and said the grant funding will be put to good use. “The Volunteer Grants help community…

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