$50 million to support female firefighters

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) stations across the state are set to benefit from a $50 million investment including new bathrooms and change rooms in the upcoming Budget to support female firefighters. The NSW government hopes more women will take up a career in firefighting, with women currently making up only 10 per cent of…

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Representative school sport fees covered for NSW students

Student access to representative school sport will be increased through a $1.2 million investment to fund local and state sports association affiliation fees in 2022 for every student in NSW public schools. The move will both reduce the financial burden on families and the administrative burden on schools. A 2021 Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne study…

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Annual General Conference is back!

Leaders past and present come together in Port Macquarie as the NSW Nationals hold their first Annual General Conference since 2019. New federal Leader David Littleproud was joined by former leaders Barnaby Joyce, Michael McCormack, and the Hon Ian Sinclair. Mr Sinclair was the Deputy Leader of the federal Parliamentary Country Party from 1971 to…

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Big Bonanza for Coffs

The Big Bonanza festival, to be held for the first time on the Coffs Coast in November, will now be even bigger thanks to $200,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said he is pleased the Festival organiser, Gig Big, has received this significant…

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2,000 more reasons to love Trangie Community Tennis Club

The Dubbo region’s future tennis aces will be given access to dedicated coaching thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant program (LSGP). Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced $2,000 for the Trangie Community Tennis Club to deliver junior coaching. “After a brief hiatus, a dedicated committee reformed the…

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Game on for local sporting clubs

Local sporting clubs in the Tamworth region are looking forward to welcoming new members after receiving funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved in sport. The NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant Program has awarded grants to nine local sporting organisations. $50,000 has been shared between the…

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883 million more reasons to work in the bush

The NSW Nationals in the state government will implement a major regional health workforce incentive scheme in the largest shakeup of its kind ever undertaken in the state. The scheme will be delivered alongside new training and recruitment pathways to build a pipeline of regionally based workers and futureproof healthcare in the bush. Deputy Premier…

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The Hon. Sarah Mitchell update

My focus so far this year has been on reducing the equity gap that exists between metropolitan schools and schools in regional and remote areas. As someone who was proudly educated in the regions, it has been a pleasure to see the delivery of our Regional Access Gap Program. I visited the Murray electorate in…

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The Hon. Scott Barrett update

Since coming to Parliament in March, I have taken every opportunity to wave the National Party flag and to promote regional NSW and the people who call this remarkable part of the world home. There is a significant volume of committee and inquiry work underway, many of which are looking into matters at the very…

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The Hon. Wes Fang update

The Hon Wes Fang Deputy President and Chair of Committees In March this year, I was elected to the position of Deputy President and Chair of Committees of the NSW Legislative Council. This is a position in which I feel honoured and privileged to have been elected to and I am humbled to be following…

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The Hon. Sam Farraway

In nine months, in the midst of uncertain economic times, our Coalition government will ask voters to put their trust in us once again and re-elect a Liberal Nationals government for a fourth term. This is an incredible ask. Never in history has the Coalition governed for 16 years in NSW. Then again, never in…

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