The Nationals force Labor to call ACCC inquiry

Nationals’ leader David Littleproud has welcomed the announcement of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) supermarket inquiry into price gouging, but says the Albanese Labor Government had to be shamed into calling it. Mr Littleproud had been calling for the ACCC to be directed to investigate the clear evidence of meat and fresh produce…

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Rail level crossings a “disaster waiting to happen”

Northern Tablelands Nationals MP Adam Marshall is calling on the NSW and Federal Governments to work together to provide major upgrades to railway level crossings across country NSW, including the dangerous Markham Street crossing in Armidale. Mr Marshall said the upgrades would improve railway crossing safety and reduce serious and fatal accidents which have a…

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More Men’s Sheds than Maccas

Following a visit to the Men’s Shed in Harden, Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging men of all ages across the electorate to consider joining their local shed, highlighting the many advantages joining-up can have for both young and old. Ms Cooke said there are now more Men’s Sheds in operation across Australia…

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$103,420 facelift for Taree Universities Campus

Taree Universities Campus has secured $103,420 in funding through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program for the refurbishment its Level 2 community space. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, said Taree Universities Campus is one of three Myall Lakes organisations to receive a share in $355,124 grant funding. “Taree Universities Campus encourages individuals to…

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Laying down the law in the Clarence Valley

Richie Williamson welcomes Superintendent Joanne Schultz and Inspector Sally Scott.   Clarence Nationals MP Richie Williamson says two new senior police officers who have arrived in the region deserve the warmest of Clarence Valley welcomes. “Superintendent Joanne Schultz took over from Superintendent Steve Clarke last year as Commander of the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, and…

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Celebrating our local seniors

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is encouraging the community to celebrate the positive role seniors play in the local area by nominating them for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards program, with the winners to be announced during the NSW Seniors Festival, which takes place…

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$51,704 facelift for Forster Gallery

Forster Gallery will be refurbished after the Great Lakes Art Society secured a $51,704 grant from the NSW Government Infrastructure Grants Program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson, said Forster Gallery are one of three Myall Lakes organisations to receive a share in $355,124 through the August round of the Clubgrants Category 3 fund.…

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Community anger over proposed transmission line route

A proposed high voltage transmission line that will run through prime agricultural land in the Dungowan, Woolomin, and Loomberah areas has outraged farming families. EnergyCo has plans to build transmission towers on farming land with the lines sitting over the top of several private properties in the Tamworth Electorate. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson…

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Labor let supermarkets off the hook over 12 months ago

Federal Nationals Leader David Littleproud has revealed he offered the Albanese Labor Government support to bring forward its Grocery Code of Conduct Review by 12 months, but was rejected because Labor could not see the urgency in taking action. Mr Littleproud wrote to Assistant Minister for Competition Andrew Leigh in December 2022, encouraging and offering…

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