Lower energy bills on the way

Around 720,000 loyal households and small businesses across Australia are set to receive lower energy bills from July 1, 2020. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its final determination for the Default Market Offer for 2020-21, which locks in cheaper electricity prices for New South Wales. The Federal Nationals in Government helped introduce the…

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Tamworth substation works to spark jobs, cheaper power

A $35 million upgrade of the Tamworth Substation is expected to generate around 30 jobs and is part of a massive $102 million improvement project to the NSW-QLD interconnector (QNI) transmission lines. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the announcement of the upgrade and said investment in major infrastructure projects would generate local…

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Funding lifeline for regional zoos

Some of regional NSW’s most popular tourist attractions will receive a much-needed funding lifeline, with the Federal Nationals in Government unveiling a support package to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis. This funding will assist zoos and aquariums like Hunter Valley Zoo with the fixed operational costs associated with the caring of their animals,…

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Splash of cash for Wagga Wagga Swim Club

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing requirements. The Riverina has produced some of the finest athletes in the country, and now the stage is set for that proud tradition to continue with funding from the NSW Nationals in Government. Wagga Wagga’s Oasis Aquatic Centre is a hub for competitive swimming meets and hosts major…

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Construction of new Connected Learning Centre underway

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the start of construction of the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW West Wyalong Connected Learning Centre (CLC), with the facility expected to be operational mid-next year. Ms Cooke was onsite at TAFE NSW West Wyalong to turn the first sod on the new $6.6 million state-of-the-art facility,…

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Free mental health service for regional workers

NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson has announced additional funding for a free SMS service providing mental health counselling to 3 million workers in NSW’s rural and regional areas. Mr Anderson said the VirtualPsychologist service, part of SafeWork NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-22, was making a huge difference to those…

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Additional support for flying doctors

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) can now expand its work in protecting our regional communities thanks to an additional $810,000 from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the RFDS South Eastern Section was receiving $750,000 for two additional fully equipped Mobile Service Vehicles with full time staff…

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Nationals branch takes meetings online

The NSW Nationals are adapting to life during social distancing, with the Bathurst Branch holding an online eMeeting via a teleconference on Tuesday evening. The eMeeting was organised by Bathurst Branch secretary/treasurer Lachlan Sullivan, and members were emailed an invitation to participate. “We had an excellent response with around 20 attendees,” Mr Sullivan said. “The…

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Some restrictions to be eased from May

The NSW Nationals welcome the Government’s decision to start easing social restrictions from May 1. From Friday, May 1, two adults (and any dependent children) are able to visit another household to reduce social isolation. This is a result of the hard work put in by the vast majority of people in NSW who have…

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Nationals mourn the loss of Ian Causley

A man dedicated to the service of his community, state and country, Mr Causley had an illustrious career spanning 23 years as a National Party Parliamentarian at State and Federal levels. Elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the Member for Clarence in March 1984, he held the seat until resigning in February 1996 to…

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Local upgrades thanks to Drought Stimulus Package

Finley residents will soon benefit from having a shaded path connecting homes to the town’s CBD, schools and parks as well as improved road safety, with the green light given to upgrade a significant local thoroughfare, thanks to NSW Nationals in Government funding. Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Steph Cooke said $1 million from…

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New app to help slow spread of COVID-19

The Australian Government has launched the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, an important public health initiative to help keep you, your family and your community safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said the app was crucial in Australians getting to the…

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