Federal funding secured for Cowra study hub

Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack has welcomed more than $700,000 in funding for the Country University Centre (CUC) Cowra Region to help secure its future. “When I was asked to support CUC Cowra in its endeavour to secure funding under Cohort 4 of the Regional University Study Hubs Program, it was my privilege…

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Anderson delivers new ambulance station for North Tamworth

Tamworth’s hard-working paramedics are now saving lives from their state-of-the-art new ambulance station on Piper Street, North Tamworth. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the station is an outstanding new asset for our paramedics who are now working in a modern, fully equipped, and comfortable environment. “I particularly want to thank our local paramedics…

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“Mark has served with the utmost integrity and has been a trusted source of advice and guidance to those around him”

Nationals Leader David Littleproud has thanked Member for Parkes Mark Coulton for more than 16 years of service, after Mr Coulton announced he will retire at the next Federal Election. Mr Littleproud said Mr Coulton was a highly respected Member of Parliament who served the Parkes electorate and his nation with enormous integrity and hard…

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Petition launched to stop Labor sinking Ulmarra ferry

Locals have come out in force at Ulmarra to launch a petition demanding the NSW Labor Government cancel plans to shut down the historic and vital Ulmarra to Southgate ferry. Attendees included Clarence Nationals MP Richie Williamson, Shadow Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Dave Layzell, Councillor Steve Pickering, Ulmarra community leader Sue Kearney and…

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Mark Coulton to retire at next election

Mark Coulton, the Nationals’ Member for Parkes, has released the following statement. It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will not be contesting the seat of Parkes at the next federal election. It has been an incredible honour to represent the people of the Parkes electorate for more than 16 years, but…

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Nationals’ pressure leads to regional crime inquiry

Pressure from the NSW Nationals has forced the Minns Labor Government into calling an inquiry into regional and rural crime. NSW Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders said while this important step will make room for a whole-of-government approach to the escalating crisis, he’s called for immediate action for other towns that are seeing similar issues to…

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NSW Nationals letter to the Premier on the regional crime crisis

A letter signed by every NSW Nationals Member of Parliament has been delivered to the office of the premier. The letter reiterates our call for a Parliamentary Inquiry into regional crime, and raises concerns about the Bail and Crimes Amendment Bill 2024. Read the letter here. https://www.nswnationals.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Regional-Crime-Letter.pdf To tell your story about the impact of…

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Coffs history shines

There were magnificent scenes in Coffs Harbour last Friday night with the official opening and anniversary celebration of the South Solitary Island lighthouse “optic.” The optic, or lens, is found at the heart of a lighthouse. Its primary function is to amplify and focus light, making it visible over long distances. It’s been described as…

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Keeping an eye on vision problems

Steph Cooke has worn glasses since she was three. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling on primary schools across the electorate to take part in the Lions Eye Health Program. This vital initiative provides free eye screenings for students – something that’s very close to Ms Cooke’s heart. “I’ve worn glasses since I…

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Labor denies regional seniors lifesaving equipment

The Minns Labor Government has once again failed regional seniors by refusing to provide an essential first aid device for a volunteer community centre on the Mid North Coast. The Labor Government denied a request for $1,800 to purchase and install an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall, despite…

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“If residents of a Sydney suburb were told their tap water wasn’t safe to drink, I have a feeling the government would pull out all the stops to fix the problem. But in the regions, it’s another story”

Steph Cooke is the Opposition spokeswoman for water. Her opinion piece appears today in the Daily Telegraph It’s enough to make your blood boil. Or in the case of residents of regional NSW, your water boil. Thirteen regional towns and villages have been placed on boil water notices since December. That’s 13 communities warned that…

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