Regions to benefit from record intern intake

More than 1,000 medical graduate interns have this week joined the ranks of the NSW Health system – a record number of new starters and the highest number of any state or territory in Australia. 1,073 interns are joining the NSW Health team this year – an increase of 32 positions compared with the previous…

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Australia Day honours for emergency services personnel

Dozens of emergency services personnel and volunteers have been acknowledged in the 2022 Australia Day honours for their commitment and dedication to protecting the people of NSW. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke congratulated the recipients for inspiring the next generation of emergency service workers and for their exemplary service. “Over the…

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Game changing funding for Byron Bay FC

Byron Bay Football Club will soon be able to begin a full renovation of its clubhouse thanks to $414,943 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. A new second story will be added to the clubhouse to provide the best possible experience for members, visitors, and the wider community. The…

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TAFE NSW information sessions for school leavers

Local school leavers are being encouraged to explore their vocational education options at TAFE NSW Great Lakes and Taree information sessions now and next month. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said with students having received their HSC results, now is the perfect time to attend a TAFE NSW information session. “Local students can…

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$2 million upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $2 million in funding to upgrade the Kyogle CBD. Mr Hogan said the upgrade will help to support existing businesses by encouraging the community to shop locally and drawing in more visitors. “It will also provide spaces that can be utilised for a range of community…

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Nats facelift for Forster

Funding of $420,000 from the NSW Nationals in the federal government will spruce up Forster’s Pelican Boardwalk, Main Beach, and a children’s park on Kularoo Drive. The Federal Coalition Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Round 3) will provide funding for the following projects in 2022: Pelican Boardwalk – Redecking Stage 2                              $100,000 Main…

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COVID-19 rules extended to maintain community safety

Current COVID-19 restrictions will be extended for another month, with a focus on a safe return to school and restarting non-urgent elective surgery as soon as possible. Current settings will continue from Thursday, January 27, 2022, until Sunday, February 28, 2022, including: Hospitality venues, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes, and nightclubs must follow the…

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Local projects to roll out across Oxley

Eleven projects will be delivered across Oxley as the Stronger Country Community Fund provides new and upgraded facilities, infrastructure, and programs that make a big difference to everyday life in the bush. Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said these projects will build upon the NSW government’s vision to help make regional NSW the best…

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Nats deliver Tamworth City Bowling Club upgrade

A refresh of ladies bathrooms, meeting rooms, and storage is on the cards at Tamworth City Bowling Club thanks to $70,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding will help support the club as it continues to grow its membership and…

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Swimmers warned after spike in coastal drownings

Beachgoers are being urged to take responsibility for their safety and swim between the flags, after NSW recorded an increase in the number of drownings this Summer. Since December 1, there have been 15 coastal deaths and drownings, including three rock fisherman, which is two more than the same time last year. People are being…

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COVID-smart plan for return to school

Schools will resume under COVID-smart settings that will minimise the risk of the virus and allow teachers and pupils to safely return to the classroom. As part of the new measures, every student and teacher in NSW government and non-government schools will be able to receive rapid antigen test (RAT) kits before school returns on…

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The beginning of a new era for the Liverpool Plains

More than 6,000 hectares of high biodiversity land on the Liverpool Plains will be protected for good by the NSW Government, as part of the finalisation of a $100 million agreement with Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Limited (Shenhua). Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the government’s acquisition of the parcels of land delivers on a commitment to protect…

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Nats support Riding for the Disabled

Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, therapeutic, horse-related activities. The organisation is made up of some wonderful students, parents, committee members, and volunteers. Last year Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole paid a number of visits to…

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A momentous day with outstanding results

The wait is over for 76,000 students who have received their Higher School Certificate results. Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this is a momentous day for school leavers, who have achieved outstanding results on par with previous years. “The Class of 2021 should feel so proud of what they have achieved today, succeeding…

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