Regional Youth Taskforce

Regional Youth Taskforce delivering results

Picture: Salty Dingo Young people living in regional and rural areas can now finalise their P-plate licence applications online without needing to travel considerable distances to Service NSW offices, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Regional Youth Taskforce. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor said the 18-member taskforce,…

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Nationals deliver win for cattle industry

Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. The NSW Nationals in the federal government have helped secure a Federal Court ruling in favour of farmers. The decision by the Commonwealth not to appeal against the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture is an outcome The Nationals…

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Mental health training for pharmacists and staff

People visiting pharmacies across drought-affected NSW will benefit from boosted mental health support thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in a pilot program to deliver mental health training to pharmacists and staff. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the funding will help pharmacy staff better understand mental health…

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Nats in government celebrating our regions

NSW Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to Dubbo recently to see how government funding was benefitting the region. “With Dubbo Regional Council receiving $42,500 under the Building Better Regions Fund to bring more events to town, it was opportune to celebrate all things regional,” Mr…

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Wave of cash for our surf clubs

Photo taken prior to social distancing restrictions. A number of surf life saving clubs are big winners from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s latest round of club infrastructure funding, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “Evans Head Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded over $100,000 to upgrade change rooms, toilets and…

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Record year of school building thanks to Nats

The NSW Nationals in the state government have built a record-equalling 42 new and upgraded schools this year, and are poised to break the record in Term 3. More than $1.3 billion has been invested in the record-breaking 2020 building program under NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, benefitting thousands of students and providing thousands…

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Michael McCormack

More support for regional Australia

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will continue to deliver the economic lifeline households and businesses need to ensure regional Australia comes through the COVID-19 pandemic in a strong position. The JobKeeper Payment will be extended by six months to March 28, 2021 and the temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support will…

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Better mobile coverage for Black Springs

NSW Nationals Member for Calare has proudly announced the removal of yet another mobile phone blackspot in his region. “Today was a great day for the community of Black Springs! I met up with Oberon Council and community members to celebrate the new Telstra small cell base station that’s on its way,” Mr Gee said.…

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Blue Mountains line upgrade to benefit regions

Upgrades to the Blue Mountains Line in preparation for the arrival of the new Intercity Fleet are now complete. NSW Nationals Member for Bathurst and Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole said the upgrades were another step towards welcoming the first new train since the last of the V-Sets was introduced 30 years ago. “The Blue…

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Improving disability inclusion with the community

Work is set to start soon on Braidwood’s first adult change table, thanks to more than $60,500 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Building Partnership Program. NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall and members of the Jerrabomberra Rotary Club to announce funding…

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Sam Farraway MLC

NSW Nats in Government flood-proof local roads

Motorists and freight operators will have better access to Condobolin and Central NSW in the event of local flooding and tourists will have more reasons to visit Lachlan Shire, thanks to $10.1 million in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said the Condobolin Freight Logistics…

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Livestock market truck wash officially opens

Livestock and freight trucks are in for a cleaner ride with a new truck wash opening at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the new $1.6 million truck wash, jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government and Dubbo Regional Council, is great news for the agricultural and…

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Nats supporting energy growth in New England

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are supporting plans to bolster energy infrastructure in the New England region to support the future energy needs of the National Electricity Market (NEM). The government is supporting a feasibility study being undertaken by TransGrid to develop the technical design and commercial process for the New England Transmission…

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Funding boost for Veterans Motorcycle Club

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are ensuring the Veterans Motorcycle Club Rock Valley Chapter can continue their great work. NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced a grant that will support the club in upgrading their food preparation capabilities, storage space and laundry facilities. “It is fantastic to announce a $4860 volunteer…

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Australians remember veterans of the ‘forgotten war’

Kimpo, South Korea, 1953. Korean youngster “Jimmy” plays draughts with Leading Aircraftman Lance Lee of No. 77 Squadron, RAAF. Photo sourced from the Australian War Memorial JK0797. NSW Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie reflects on the Australians who fought in the “Forgotten War”. On 27 July we will commemorate the more than 17,000…

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