Best and brightest encouraged to teach next generation

Academics, high-performing professionals, and subject matter experts will have an accelerated pathway into a teaching career thanks to a radical overhaul by the NSW Nationals in the state government. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new pathways were for professionals who had experience in relevant subject areas, or who already had teaching experience…

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Fang encourages more people to ‘get the jab’

NSW Nationals MLC Wes Fang is encouraging more people, especially those in regional, rural and remote areas, to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Mr Fang made the call after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and is encouraging others in regional NSW to check their eligibility on the Commonwealth website and register via the…

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Federal Nats chair honoured for service to the community

Acting Prime Minister and federal Nationals leader Michael McCormack said he was delighted to see the long community contribution of Party federal chair and former MP Kay Hull recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Mrs Hull’s admission to the Office of the Order of Australia recognises her distinguished service to rural and regional communities…

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Boost for local road maintenance in Cowper

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says councils will be able to complete important road projects following the release of quarterly payments under the Roads to Recovery program. From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of…

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Delivering greater water security for the south coast

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are investing almost $77 million in the Eurobodalla Southern Storage project to improve water availability and security on the NSW southern coast. NSW Nationals Senator Perin Davey welcomed the funding, saying water security was very important. “Projects like this make sense as we adjust to more…

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Education Minister puts focus on the basics

An on-demand diagnostic tool that shows teachers how students are progressing in phonics is now available for all NSW public school students. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the Phonics Diagnostic Assessment follows the success of the government’s Year 1 Phonics Check, which will be mandatory from this year. “Understanding phonics is an essential…

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Locals urged to have their say on Gunnedah station upgrade

Community feedback is being sought on plans for an accessibility upgrade at the Gunnedah train station. The proposed upgrade is being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program – an initiative of the NSW Nationals in the state government – designed to provide more accessible, modern, secure, and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.…

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Wave of support for Tweed surf clubs

Cabarita Beach and Fingal Rovers surf lifesaving clubs have been awarded a combined $270,000 in new grants by the NSW Nationals in the state government. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest announced Cabarita Beach SLSC will receive $223,687 for extra training rooms and other critical upgrades, while Fingal Rovers SLSC will get $44,259 to go solar…

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Nats in Government deliver Safer Communities

Early intervention support for at-risk young people is a special focus of the latest round of the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Safer Communities Fund. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the government was providing up to $20 million for early intervention projects through Round 6 of the Safer Communities Fund. Another $10 million…

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