Nationals Cast A Spotlight On Regional Road Safety

NSW motorists are more likely to crash on country roads, which is the sobering message of this month’s Rural Road Safety Month with drivers urged to rethink their driving habits. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said road safety was everyone’s responsibility, with motorists and riders playing an important role in driving…

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Dairy Industry Given Voice In ACCC By Nationals

The ACCC will establish a Dairy Consultative Committee to support The Nationals’ ongoing commitment to the Australian dairy industry. Deputy Nationals Leader and Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie said the committee would be led by an independent chairperson with a strong knowledge of the dairy industry. “The establishment of the dairy consultative committee is part…

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Teachers To Remain In Drought-Affected Schools

Schools in drought-ravaged areas across the State will not lose any staff despite more families relocating out of regional areas, NSW Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell has announced. Ms Mitchell said 220 schools would have their entitlement guaranteed by default, with a further 36 schools encouraged to apply for staffing entitlement maintenance. “This Government…

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Unofficial Partnership Revealed In Poll Data

Analysis of electoral data has revealed that 13 Labor MPs owe their seats to the Greens, including here in NSW. According to The Australian, Labor was behind in more than a dozen seats before Greens preferences secured their wins at the recent Federal Election. It’s a result many long suspected, that the Greens were serving…

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Anti-Farmer Agenda Puts Regional People At Risk

The anti-farming movement is ramping up its attacks on primary producers, with a new report claiming only a vegan diet can save the planet from climate change. Left-leaning news outlets are reporting that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will recommend stopping livestock production as a way of preventing carbon emissions. Of course,…

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Nationals In Government Working Hard For Farmers

The NSW Nationals in Government have taken the stick to Labor’s failed and repealed Native Vegetation Act, while the Federal Nationals in Government are one step closer to introducing tough criminal penalties for farm invaders. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall announced major changes to deliver fairness to farmers facing historic compliance action under the…

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Families Give Creative Kids The Thumbs Up

More than 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in just six months, saving thousands of NSW families and providing $100 per child off the cost of creative and cultural learning activities. NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced the milestone and encouraged parents to check their eligibility for the voucher when…

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Nationals In Government Deliver Future Drought Fund

Farmers and regional communities that have suffered through years of unrelenting drought have been taken care of by the Nationals in Government. These vital communities across rural and regional NSW now have access to the tools they need to prepare for, manage and sustain their businesses with the passage of the Future Drought Fund legislation…

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Drought Stimulus Package A Win For The West

The NSW Nationals in Government are continuing to announce funding for projects in regional areas under the Drought Stimulus Package. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Steph Cooke said the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package funded shovel-ready infrastructure projects that would deliver economic stimulus to local communities experiencing the…

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Nats In Government Push For Drought Insurance

As one of the worst droughts in living memory rolls on, the NSW Nationals in Government have announced they will spearhead a campaign to establish a nation-wide income protection scheme to safeguard farmers from the financial impacts of future droughts. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall…

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