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Have Your Say On Renaming Old Pacific Highway

With the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade motoring on, consultation has begun on renaming the current alignment. NSW Nationals Member for Clarence and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said when the new highway...

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Last Days To Join State’s First Regional Youth Taskforce

There’s less than a week left for young people to be involved in one of the NSW Nationals’ landmark election policies, as we establish a dedicated voice for regional youth. Applications to join the first-ever Regional Youth Taskforce with will close on Monday, August...

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New Funding To Empower Regional Women

NSW Nationals MPs Geoff Provest, Chris Gulaptis and Ben Franklin MLC have announced two north coast organisations will receive NSW Government funding to make a difference in the lives of women. Femeconomy has received the funding to deliver a training program for...

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Construction Begins At Tamworth Public School

NSW Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell joined Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to celebrate the beginning of Tamworth Public School’s significant upgrade last week. Ms Mitchell said the multi-million dollar upgrade, set to finish in 2020, includes seven...

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Families Give Creative Kids The Thumbs Up

More than 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in just six months, saving thousands of NSW families and providing $100 per child off the cost of creative and cultural learning activities. NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro...

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Nationals In Government Deliver Future Drought Fund

Farmers and regional communities that have suffered through years of unrelenting drought have been taken care of by the Nationals in Government. These vital communities across rural and regional NSW now have access to the tools they need to prepare for, manage and...

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Statewide Celebration For Our Grandparents

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead is encouraging the community to take advantage of the NSW Government’s 2019 Grandparents Day celebrations to show our grandparents and seniors how valuable they are to the community. Grandparents Day falls on...

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Nominations Open For Women Of The Year Awards

The NSW Nationals are asking regional communities to highlight the brilliant women in their personal and professional lives, with nominations now open for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards. “So many women pour their heart and soul into their careers, families and...

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National Water Grid To Unlock Regional Potential

Water security is top of the agenda for the Federal Nationals in Government as the 46th Parliament gets down to business. The Federal Government is committed to protecting our farmers from future drought which is why it’s establishing the National Water Grid – a new...

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Put Farmer Protections Above Politics Says Senator

Minister for Agriculture and Federal Nationals Deputy Leader Senator Bridget McKenzie has called on the Australian Parliament to support farmers and make a stand against activists who invade farms, damage property and steal animals. “The people who produce the food...

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Drought Stimulus Package A Win For The West

The NSW Nationals in Government are continuing to announce funding for projects in regional areas under the Drought Stimulus Package. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Steph Cooke said the $170 million Drought...

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Nationals In Government Crack Down On Activists

The NSW Nationals in Government have delivered on an election commitment to address attacks on farming families with a range of tough new measures. We believe in not only protecting the right to farm, but also defending farming families from the sort of attacks...

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Cowra Rail Line Feasibility Study Commences

A study looking into the feasibility of reopening rail lines from Blayney to Demondrille, Cowra to Eugowra, and Koorawatha to Grenfell has commenced following strong community interest. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the study would look at...

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Progress Well Underway On New Ambulance Station

An even safer community is on the way in the south, with construction of Bungendore Ambulance Station well underway. NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced another milestone in the construction process with the concrete slab, structural...

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Farmers Urged To Prioritise Health And Safety

National Farm Safety Week starts on Sunday, July 21 and NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson is urging farmers to prioritise the health and safety of their families, workers and visitors on farm. Mr Anderson said with this unprecedented drought...

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Future Drought Fund To Be Reintroduced

The Federal Nationals in Government will again seek to establish a new, secure, revenue stream to enable drought resilience, preparedness and recovery, reintroducing legislation to establish the Future Drought Fund. The Fund, which will grow to be worth $5 billion,...

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Parkes’ Role In Moon Mission Celebrated

A special town in regional NSW is approaching the 50th anniversary of its very special place in world history. When Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin landed on the Moon in 1969, the first images from another planetary body were relayed to the world by the...

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Infrastructure Fast-Tracked To Provide Drought Relief

The Nationals in Government have fast-tracked 22 major shovel ready projects in regional NSW to provide a critical economic boost for towns and cities facing one of the worst droughts on record. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said $96...

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