Record investment from Nats to safeguard the mental health of our children and teenagers

NSW Nationals Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor this week announced a record $109.5 million investment in child and adolescent mental health which will ensure thousands of children and teenagers across NSW have access to specialised care. The funding package for 25 Safeguards Child and Adolescent Mental Health Response Teams will enhance specialist services in…

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Sports facilities in Murray receive funding boost

Sport in the Murray electorate has received a major boost after the NSW Nationals in the state government announced a series of grants under the Regional Facility Fund. The grants are: $888,321 for Hay Shire Council to upgrade the John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool. $1 million for Griffith City Council to deliver enhanced scope to…

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Increased water security for Coonabarabran

Construction is underway on the $2.2 million Coonabarabran groundwater pipeline thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said the new pipeline, funded under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Safe and Secure Program, will provide a reliable alternative water source increasing the community’s drought…

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Housing supply boost

A regional housing taskforce will be set up to combat supply shortage across NSW. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said a new approach was needed to help support those in the regions with new housing and make regional towns a magnet for people coming from the city centres. “From Byron to Bega and Coffs Harbour to…

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Much needed lift for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore will become accessible to all thanks to the support of the NSW Nationals in the state government with the installation of a lift in the three-storey building. NSW Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts Ben Franklin has announced that the much-loved local ‘Con’ will receive $277,000 in funding from…

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Keeping Australian stories on our screens

Keeping Australian drama on our screens and securing jobs in film and television production is key according to The Nationals who have welcomed a report into the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment. The inquiry explored maintaining expenditure requirements under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure scheme, which has been valuable in supporting the creation of Australian scripted, local…

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$196 million to reform curriculum

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the 2021-22 Budget will include almost $200 million to fund a major curriculum overhaul. The $196.6 million package over four years represents the first major rewrite of the school curriculum in 30 years. Under this reform, the curriculum will be updated and streamlined by more than…

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Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low

NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the latest Australian jobless figures, which show the unemployment rate has dropped from 7.5 per cent at its peak to 5.1 per cent in May, with 115,000 Australians finding work. It’s the 7th consecutive monthly fall in the unemployment rate. The number of unemployed people fell…

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Off and racing at regional racetracks

The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest a record $67 million in regional racetracks in the 2021-22 NSW Budget, delivering improved facilities for racegoers. Deputy Premier John Barilaro and NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson have joined the newly-elected Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell in Scone to announce…

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Drug court expands to Dubbo

The Dubbo region will benefit from a $31.5 million investment in drug rehabilitation and access to justice. Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced the NSW Nationals in the state government will invest $27.9 million over the coming four financial years to expand the NSW Drug Court to Dubbo, on top of the recent $3.6 million…

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