Full Steam Ahead On Inland Rail Benefits

Rural and regional communities will benefit thanks to significant transport savings from the massive Inland Rail project. The transformative Inland Rail project is a $9.3 billion, 1700 kilometre rail line between Brisbane and Melbourne which will enable freight to be delivered in under 24 hours. It is a investment made possible by the Nationals in…

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Nats Delivering On Emergency Service Promises

NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest is busy delivering on his promises, turning the sod on the new Tweed Hospital, delivering the Pottsville Ambulance Station, and securing more Police resources. A sod-turning ceremony marked the countdown to the start of construction on the state-of-the art $534 million Tweed Valley Hospital this week, with Mr…

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Tax Relief To Help Regional Families

Low and middle income earners across regional communities will start to receive immediate tax relief from next week says Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan. “We have delivered on our promise to build a better tax system and provide more tax relief,” Mr Hogan said. “This will ensure low and middle income earners in…

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Nationals In Government Delivering For Farmers

The Nationals in Government have delivered on an election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists. The Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 introduces new offences for the incitement of trespass, property damage, or theft on agricultural…

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Annual General Conference 2019 Motions

The NSW Nationals’ Annual General Conference is always a great example of grassroots democracy in action, which is very healthy within the Party. Here are the successful motions put to the Conference in Inverell. Overview The Agenda Committee received 197 motions from branches, electorate councils, regional conferences, policy committees and other party units. However, with…

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Bara’s Fiery Address Met With Cheers

Find our why everyone’s talking about that speech with some excerpts from NSW Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s address: Recently, I looked up the definition for the term ‘Coalition’ which states, and I quote: “A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government”. Now our ‘temporary alliance’ with the…

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Bede Bids Fond Farewell As Chair

NSW Nationals Chairman Bede Burke has reflected on his time as Chair and thanked his Vice Chairs for their support and service. Read excerpts from his speech below: I love what our conference represents, as well as what it achieves. We are still the only grassroots political party in Australia that is truly democratic, and…

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NSW Nationals Elect New Chairman

The NSW Nationals Central Council has elected Andrew Fraser as the Party’s new Chairman. A long-serving Member for Coffs Harbour until he retired at the March State Election, Mr Fraser has a long history with the NSW Nationals. The Party’s new executive was elected at a Central Council meeting in Inverell ahead of the Party’s…

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Major Water Security Investment For Tamworth

The NSW Government is investing up to $5.3 million in water security projects for Tamworth as the drought continues to worsen across the State. With inflows extremely low, the Nationals in Government are investing in short and long term solutions to safeguard Tamworth city from depleting water supply. Immediate construction of a series of temporary…

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Regional Highlights From NSW Budget

Weighing in at more than 700 pages, the latest NSW Budget isn’t exactly light reading. But it contains a lot of great news for rural and regional NSW. Here’s some of the highlights from what many are calling “the Budget for the bush”. Northern NSW Northern NSW will receive funding boosts for hospitals and schools,…

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Gulaptis Welcomes Local Budget Health Funding

Local health is the big winner from the NSW Budget, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “The Budget confirms key local election promises namely progressing planning for the $263 million Grafton Base Hospital redevelopment on top of the $17.5 million already invested in the current upgrade of the hospital,” Mr Gulaptis said. “The Budget…

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Water Security A Critical Part Of NSW Budget

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson says water security is a key part of the NSW Budget with $170 million to fast track critical water and infrastructure projects in drought stricken areas. Mr Anderson, whose electorate is one of those particularly hard-hit by the drought, said the pressure from an unprecedented drought meant that…

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Budget 2019: Regions Set For Transformation

Regional communities and drought-stricken farmers are at the heart of the 2019-20 NSW Budget with the Nationals in Government expanding emergency drought support measures, increasing funding for regional roads and water security, and investing record amounts in mobile and data connectivity. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said this Budget commited $355…

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Regions Doing It Tough Get An Extra Boost

Regional families will receive even more support with the Nationals in Government announcing a further round of funding for Early Childhood and Education services – part of a $755 million boost to support regional areas experiencing the State’s worst drought on record. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro said a further…

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