“John McEwen House and the company that built it”

Sir John McEwen has been described as one of Australia’s most influential politicians. Born in country Victoria, his struggle through drought and depression defined his character and drove him into rural politics. After gaining prominence with the Victorian Farmers’ Union, he became the federal member for Echuca in 1934. In 1958 he became leader of…

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New pin recognising indigenous Rural Fire Service volunteers

The contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers make to the NSW Rural Fire Service has been highlighted, with the unveiling of a new Indigenous pin at a ceremony in Gunnedah. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said the symbolic pin highlights the experience and knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members…

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Berry good deal for Aussie farmers

The federal government has announced a $239,000 grant to Berries Australia to give the industry the tools needed to expand into export markets. Nationals Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said many berry growers are eager to export after doing it tough during the pandemic. “This project will provide them with the insights and resources to…

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Vital upgrade work underway on Captains Flat Road

Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway has joined Nationals candidate for Monaro Nichole Overall to mark the commencement of work on the $10 million upgrade of Captains Flat Road. Mrs Overall said the much-needed upgrade is another example of the NSW Nationals delivering on commitments for regional communities and would ensure a…

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New era takes flight for NSW Ambulance

Five state-of-the-art NSW Ambulance aircraft are taking to the skies across the state, providing even better care for rural and regional areas. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the new fleet would provide a major boost to NSW Ambulance’s fixed wing operations, improving patient transport speeds and reaching even more areas…

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Changes to NSW COVID settings

The NSW Government is taking precautionary steps to maintain its safe and measured approach as we continue to learn to live with COVID. The following adjustments to the government’s pandemic settings will come into effect: From 12.01am Friday, December 24,2021: Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in…

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Merry Christmas and thanks to our volunteers!

More than 50 local volunteer groups have been successful in receiving funding under the Volunteer Grants 2021 program. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has paid tribute to the recipients, many of whom will be volunteering their time over the Christmas holidays. “We’re indebted to our volunteers, whose generosity and dedication keep our…

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Largest mental health first aid program in the world

Last month the NSW Nationals in the state government announced a $130 million program designed to fast track the state’s mental health recovery. The government’s economic roadmap has mental health as a top priority, with the funding boost designed to provide more appointments for psychology and psychiatry services, address the sharp rise in eating disorders…

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Community Building Partnership Program delivers for Monaro

The Lions Club of Berridale, Monaro Air Rifle Club, Cooma Yspace, Monaro Early Intervention Service, and Cooma Scouts are among 13 projects that received money to boost community participation, inclusion and cohesion through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Building Partnership Program. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced more than $82,000 for…

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