Ross ready to take on the world

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, has congratulated local automotive technology student Ross Colquhoun, who’s been chosen to compete later this year at the WorldSkills International Championships in France. Ross is among nine TAFE NSW students who will showcase their skills to the rest of the world in September as members of Australia’s 2024…

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Layzell welcomes IPART Port of Newcastle decision

Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Upper Hunter Nationals MP, Dave Layzell, has welcomed an IPART decision that will allow more shipping containers to be moved through the Port of Newcastle. Mr Layzell said the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s finding that a one-off, $13 million compensation payment to remove the liability placed…

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Old Bar ambulance station officially open

Old Bar’s first ambulance station has officially been opened. The station, at 105 Old Bar Road, forms part of the former Nationals Government’s $232 million investment in the Rural Ambulance Reconfiguration (RAIR) program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, said the station has a purpose-built design featuring internal parking for up to four emergency…

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Statement from Adam Marshall

Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall will draw his 20-year career in public office to a close next month, announcing today he would be stepping down from state politics during a meeting of Mayors from across the region in Inverell. Mr Marshall said he would formally hand his resignation as the Member for Northern…

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McCormack congratulates Anzac writing competition winners

Nationals Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, says talented students across the Riverina and Central West have once again demonstrated, through their writing, an understanding of the importance of honouring our veterans and current serving Defence Force Personnel. More than 1,000 Primary and Secondary students from around 40 schools across the Riverina electorate submitted entries for…

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$22 million upgrade for Grafton timber company

The expansion of one of the Clarence Valley’s largest timber factories, Big River Group, is a huge boost to the local economy and sets the bar high in supplying the sustainable manufacturing of high-quality specialist technical timber products across the state. The upgrade includes the installation of state-of-the-art machinery that will substantially increase Big River’s…

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“This is a wonderful asset for a great school”

Federal Nationals Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, has attended the official opening of the new state-of-the-art science block at St Mary’s Catholic College, Casino. Mr Hogan secured a $3.6 million grant for the $5 million project, with the Parish and school community funding the remaining. The first sod for the project was turned in January,…

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Dedicated Mudgee learning space officially opened

The Mudgee Country Universities Centre (CUC) has officially opened, after the former NSW Nationals Government put $1.27m towards the project. Nationals Leader and Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders, announced the project in March last year and said it is a significant milestone for the community. “Where a person chooses to live should not limit the…

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“It is almost like they are trying to destroy the farming industry deliberately” – Labor’s fresh food tax passed

Labor’s fresh food tax has been passed in the House of Representatives, in a move that will drive up the cost-of-living and make groceries more expensive at the checkout. Nationals Leader David Littleproud said Labor’s legislation is an attack on families and farmers. The new tax, called a biosecurity protection levy, will force farmers to…

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Federal funding secured for Cowra study hub

Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack has welcomed more than $700,000 in funding for the Country University Centre (CUC) Cowra Region to help secure its future. “When I was asked to support CUC Cowra in its endeavour to secure funding under Cohort 4 of the Regional University Study Hubs Program, it was my privilege…

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Anderson delivers new ambulance station for North Tamworth

Tamworth’s hard-working paramedics are now saving lives from their state-of-the-art new ambulance station on Piper Street, North Tamworth. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the station is an outstanding new asset for our paramedics who are now working in a modern, fully equipped, and comfortable environment. “I particularly want to thank our local paramedics…

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“Mark has served with the utmost integrity and has been a trusted source of advice and guidance to those around him”

Nationals Leader David Littleproud has thanked Member for Parkes Mark Coulton for more than 16 years of service, after Mr Coulton announced he will retire at the next Federal Election. Mr Littleproud said Mr Coulton was a highly respected Member of Parliament who served the Parkes electorate and his nation with enormous integrity and hard…

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