Buy local to support local jobs, say Nats in Government

A new campaign strongly supported by the Nationals in Government has been launched to promote Australian Made products. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has joined the campaign to back Australian jobs and Australian businesses during the pandemic and beyond by promoting locally-produced products and businesses on his Facebook page. “I know everyone wants…

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Safety improvements for Glebe Bridge at Coraki

Coraki residents will see the heritage-listed Glebe Bridge across the Richmond River undergo a maintenance makeover, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Mr Gulaptis said the bridge, built in 1905, required regular maintenance to ensure it continued to provide safe journeys across the river for the local community. “The nine-span timber and steel bridge…

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Important milestone reached for Murrurundi Hospital

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced the redevelopment of the Murrurundi Wilson Memorial Hospital reached another important milestone recently with the pouring of concrete for the new hospital foundations. Mr Johnsen said the concrete slab for the new hospital building was poured over three consecutive days and approximately 160 cubic metres…

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Gurmesh Singh

More time to apply for small business grants

Small businesses highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support Fund grants. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the grants were designed to help small businesses pay for unavoidable expenses including utilities, rates and supplier costs. “Small businesses are the backbone of…

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Inland Rail means opportunities for northern NSW

Inland Rail offers a clear track for further investment into northern New South Wales, with an economic study released by the Nationals in Government outlining growth in food processing, logistics hubs and consumer warehousing in towns along the rail line. The Northern NSW Long-Term Regional Opportunities report shows a significant boost to jobs and investment…

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Regional Digital Tech Hub tender now open

The Federal Nationals in Government have opened a competitive tender process for the delivery of the new Regional Digital Technology Hub that will support regional Australians in building digital capabilities Nationals Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton called for all interested providers to apply now for the design, build and operation of the state-of-the-art Digital…

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Great Western Highway gets safety upgrades

A two-kilometre stretch of the Great Western Highway near Meadow Flat Public School is set to undergo an $8 million safety upgrade thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole said the Government was funding the improvements which started this week and were expected to take three months to complete, weather…

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Optus delivers better coverage on mid north coast

Optus has switched on a new tower in Kew, located in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, delivering improved coverage and capacity along the Pacific Highway. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined with representatives from Optus and the local community to welcome the infrastructure and Optus’ continued commitment to…

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Loss of local newspapers ‘disappointing’

The end of the print editions of the Daily Examiner, the Richmond River Express-Examiner, Coastal Views, and the Tweed Daily News, among others, has been described as “disappointing” by local NSW Nationals MPs. The loss of these mastheads that have delivered news across the region for many, many years is very disappointing, according to Clarence…

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Barnaby Joyce

Funding for pest animal control at Glen Innes

New funding from the Federal Nationals in Government will help equip farmers in the Glen Innes region with additional skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line. Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said $36,560 was being provided to Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) under Round 3 of the Australian…

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Health reform secures record public hospital funding

Public hospitals across Australia will have record funding for the next five years after all states and territories signed onto the Australian Government’s new health reform agreement. This record funding agreement will deliver more doctors, more nurses and more services across public hospitals in every state and territory. This commitment ensures the Australian health system…

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Country showground upgrades to create local jobs

Please note, this photo was taken before social distancing measures were implemented Showgrounds across the state are set to receive funding from the NSW Nationals in Government to upgrade facilities and help create local jobs. NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin announced Alstonville, Mullumbimby, Bonalbo, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Nimbin and Tenterfield showgrounds were…

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New Macksville Hospital opened

The new $73 million Macksville District Hospital has been officially opened by the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the opening celebrated a commitment to building another state-of-the-art development in the Oxley region. “This state-of-the-art facility will enhance and improve patient and ambulatory care, as well as provide a…

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Ski slopes to reopen from June 22

Holidaymakers can start planning trips to the state’s ski fields with the NSW Nationals in Government announcing the alpine region will be open from June 22. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said work was underway to ensure appropriate COVIDsafe measures were in place at Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Perisher. “One of the…

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