Big impact from tiny technology in cancer surgery

A tiny “seed,” no bigger than a grain of rice, is having a big impact on breast cancer care for patients in Murrumbidgee. Murrumbidgee Local Health District is the first in NSW to introduce Magseed – a tiny, stainless steel “seed” that is implanted in a cancerous breast tumour to mark its location for surgery.…

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Narrandera ambulance station gets $680,000 boost

NSW Ambulance staff in Narrandera are now even better equipped to serve the community thanks to a $680,000 upgrade to the local ambulance station as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program. The funding has supported improvements and upgrades including a new kitchen and bathroom, better…

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Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan is making sure that 58 young Northern Rivers Sporting Champions are given every opportunity to follow their dreams. At a Local Sporting Champions Award event, Mr Hogan presented the local teenagers with certificates in recognition of their achievements and confirmed their grants from the Local Sporting Champions program.…

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Fixing Country Bridges

Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the start of works on the $1.2 million Fishers Bridge replacement in Piallamore, after securing a NSW Government commitment to fix country bridges in the region. Mr Anderson said the NSW Nationals in the state government have committed to replacing timber bridges across Regional NSW through Rounds…

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Nats deliver upgrade for Junee’s Athenium Theatre

Junee’s historic Athenium Theatre is set to receive a major enhancement thanks to a grant totalling over $1.5 million through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Creative Capital program. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Nationals Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin announced the funding which will ensure the community can access a…

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Gillespie saddles up to support veterans

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie is again participating in the Annual Pollie Pedal Charity Cycling Event. This year, Pollie Pedal will be supporting Soldier On – a national charitable organisation that supports more than 5,000 veterans and their family members through their health and wellbeing services, employment support, learning and education programs,…

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Rewarding teacher excellence

The NSW Government has announced a ground-breaking new approach to reward teaching excellence and attract more people to the profession, drawing on best practice around the world. Evidence published today in an issues paper on the Rewarding Excellence in Teaching program sets out a compelling case for change. The paper identifies that: • NSW classroom…

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Glen Innes to host Rural Women’s Gathering

Women from across regional and rural NSW will converge on Glen Innes next month for the 29th annual Rural Women’s Gathering, ahead of the International Day of Rural Women. The Gathering will be hosted by Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee and Guyra Evening Country Women’s Association, with support from the NSW Government and Rural…

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Myall Lakes Reconnected through Nats event funding

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, has announced $311,545 from the NSW Government’s $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program for Barrington Coast Connects. Mr Bromhead said MidCoast Council was successful in securing funding for the Barrington Coast Connects project, which aims to reinvigorate and celebrate long term existing events as well…

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New Tresillian residential unit for Cowra

Two new inpatient beds have been included as part of a dedicated Tresillian residential inpatient service under the $110.2 million redevelopment of Cowra Hospital. The expansion of these services means the new Cowra health facility can provide parents and carers in the area with professional support in the early years of parenting. Nationals Member for…

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Schools across NSW unite to improve respect

Government, Independent and Catholic schools across NSW have joined forces to introduce a unique cross-sector agreement, which includes the creation of a NSW Chief Behaviour Advisor, to lift behaviour standards in schools. The Advisor will work with schools using the latest evidence-based practices, through the Education Minister’s Schools Advisory Council. They will also advise parents…

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Nats to launch Regional Listening Tour

Solutions to the challenges particularly facing women and young Australians in regional Australia will be at the forefront of a Regional Listening Tour announced by The Nationals. “We are creating an opportunity to learn first-hand from those who may have felt forgotten by The Nationals, particularly women and young Australians,” Leader of The Nationals David…

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Flags fly as Surf Life Saving patrols begin

The red and yellow is back on NSW beaches with more than 20,000 surf life saving volunteers ready to welcome beachgoers as the official patrol season begins. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke has joined Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) President George Shales and volunteer lifesavers at Bondi Beach to raise the…

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