Nats fight to protect farmers’ win over Labor ban

Nationals Senators have demanded a Federal Court decision on Labor’s live export ban be upheld by the government. Last month the Federal Court found former Labor agriculture minister Joe Ludwig acted unlawfully when he banned live cattle exports in 2011. The result was a major win for the farmers and supply chain businesses that had…

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Major water investment for the Central West

The NSW Nationals in the state government have invested almost $57 million to complete critical water infrastructure projects for three communities in the Central West, as part of its emergency response to drought in regional NSW. NSW Nationals Water Minister Melinda Pavey said the three water security projects in Orange, Bathurst and Condobolin will receive…

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Qantas commits to keeping Moree-Sydney route open

NSW Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed news that Qantas will continue to connect Moree with Sydney by air for another two years. “This is a major boost for businesses and tourism operators in the Moree district,” Mr Marshall said. “This announcement gives the Moree community continued certainty and security about its…

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Update from the Chairman

National Farmers Federation release Get Australia Growing report Australia’s peak agricultural body, the National Farmers Federation, has called for governments to “Get Australia Growing” out of the COVID-19 downturn. The 20-page document is framed around responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but also touches on a number of themes that The Nationals would find familiar.…

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Millions secured to seal Caronga Peak Road

Bourke Shire Council will receive $4.6 million to seal Caronga Peak Road through funding delivered from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal government. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said that the improvement of local roads funded under the Fixing Local Roads Program was vital to better road safety for our regional…

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Funding secured for shooting complex near Dubbo

Construction of the new Orana Regional Shooting Complex is expected to commence in early November, after NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders announced $3 million in funding had been secured to make the project a reality. Mr Saunders committed to the project in the lead-up to the 2019 state election, and said the funding…

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Steph Cooke

Nats in Government fixing local roads

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Coolamon Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced funding for four projects which will share in $875,526 from the Fixing Local Roads program. “This is a fantastic boost…

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Grants to boost agriculture efforts

Small and medium-sized exporters across regional, rural and remote NSW will benefit from programs aimed at creating jobs, re-invigorating industry and supporting regional NSW including the $10,000 Exporter Assistance Grant. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the support program came at an important time with many businesses struggling due to drought and bushfires.…

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Gurmesh Singh

More free legal support to help people through pandemic

Domestic violence victim-survivors, Aboriginal Australians and people who’ve lost their jobs and homes as a result of COVID-19 will be among those to benefit from a Commonwealth funding boost of more than $15.6 million for NSW’s legal assistance sector. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said local free legal services will receive a…

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Road safety no game for youth on Mid North Coast

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that learner drivers preparing for their P-plate exams on the state’s Mid North Coast will be able to practice their skills in a safe environment, thanks to a new driving simulator funded by the NSW Nationals in Government. Mr Bromhead was joined by Minister for…

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Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Could 12-year-old Lincoln Chambers one day win Olympic gold for athletics? Or perhaps 13-year-old Ruby Dykstra will represent Australia in an international pony club competition? Maybe 15-year-old Jemimah Andrews will one day play for the Australian Diamonds netball team. Only time will tell for these youngsters, but Federal NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan…

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Mark Coulton

Nats in government supporting regional communities

NSW Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has met with local communities to discuss agriculture and opportunities. “It was great to be at the Roxy Theatre in Bingara last week for the Namoi Unlimited board meeting and workshops,” Mr Coulton said of the recent trip. “Namoi Unlimited is a joint organisation of several councils in…

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