Seabed “seacrets”

The pristine Tweed coast features in new highly detailed digital maps covering 6,800km of the NSW coastline which the NSW Nationals in the state government have just made available for all to see. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced people can view the new maps with a Seabed NSW 3D map viewer. “Tweed Shire…

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Hands-on support for flood-affected farmers

Primary producers in flood-affected regions of NSW will soon have access to a range of technical support and recovery advice thanks to the new $13 million Early Needs Recovery Program. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said this program will provide hands-on advice and information to primary producers including site visits, workshops,…

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We need further income support

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has called on the new Minister for Emergency Management to extend the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA), giving further income support to people impacted by the floods. “I congratulate Senator Murray Watt on being sworn in as the new Minister for Emergency Management. This is a vitally important role…

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Spotlight on safety for women in agriculture

The NSW Nationals in the state government’s Women in Agriculture Lunch and Learn series kicks off across the state today, shining a light on safety for farming families. In partnership with Essential Energy, the 20 free events will take place across regional towns until July 15, focusing on safety while working in rural settings. Nationals…

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Support for flood-damaged showgrounds

The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing in the Northern Rivers community by providing $490,000 to repair and upgrade seven showgrounds damaged by recent flooding. Nationals Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the funding for showgrounds at Bangalow, Bonalbo, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah would help the region bounce back…

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Funding boost for Manning Regional Art Gallery

The Myall Lakes is one of 21 communities across the state set to be inspired with exciting, ambitious, and innovative creative programming made possible through 2022/2023 Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts and Cultural Projects Funding. More than $2.3 million will go towards supporting the NSW arts and cultural sector in delivering exceptional experiences for locals…

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Kicking goals at South Dubbo Oval

The transformation of South Dubbo Oval has reached a major milestone with Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson unveiling the refurbished and extended amenities block. The upgrade was made possible thanks to $350,000 from Round 2 of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund,…

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Regional sports hub a winner

Coffs Harbour will further cement its reputation as one of the sporting capitals of regional Australia with the unveiling of the $14 million Coffs Coast Regional Sports Hub Stage 2 Project. Coming off the back of Stage 1, which involved the upgrade of C.ex Coffs International Stadium and was completed in 2019, the Regional Sports…

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“Proudest day of my professional life”

Queensland M.P David Littleproud has been elected the new leader of The Nationals. M.Ps met in Canberra, electing Mr Littleproud as leader and NSW Senator Perin Davey as Deputy Leader. Bridget McKenzie has been re-elected the Nats’ Senate leader. David Littleproud was born and raised at Chinchilla in Queensland. For 20 years he owned a…

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The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust lecture

Sir Earle Page was one of the founders of the Country Party of Australia, which went on to become the National Party. Sir Earle, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1939, was the third longest-serving M.P in Australian history, spending just shy of 42 years in the parliament. The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust,…

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Rural financial counselling service extended

Farmers will continue to benefit from free, independent financial planning and support thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Dubbo and Minister for Western NSW Dugald Saunders has announced an additional $5 million over the next three years to continue the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) across NSW. “There…

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