Digitally Connecting Regional NSW

Regional communities need access to the very best mobile phone and internet services; it’s essential digital infrastructure for homes, businesses and emergency services. That’s why the Nationals in Government have allocated $400 million over the next four years to significantly improve data services throughout the regions, including the development of a data hub at Dubbo.…

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Perin Davey Wins Senate Seat

The NSW Nationals have a new Senator for the next six years, and the bush has a tough fighter on its side. Perin Davey, a no-nonsense country woman from the Riverina, has been elected as a NSW Senator after the distribution of preferences by the Australian Electoral Commission. This great result comes after a hard-fought…

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The NSW Nationals fast track infrastructure projects to support communities affected by drought.

Communities suffering under severe drought conditions will benefit from accelerated funding for critical town water projects, as well as other shovel-ready infrastructure projects. Shovel-ready projects that could be funded include regional airport upgrades, activation of industrial lands and CBD revitalisation projects. The Nationals in Government have committed to a $170 million Drought Infrastructure Package that…

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Regional Rail Supports Regional Jobs

The Nationals in Government’s Regional Rail Fleet Project will open the door to new opportunities for local businesses and suppliers, as well as creating hundreds of jobs in regional communities. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said industry briefings for the project were held on Monday, May 27, led by Momentum Trains, with more…

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Federal Nationals Returned To Government

The Federal Nationals have been returned to Government after a hard-fought campaign thanks to the tireless work of our members and supporters. This incredible result is because of the long hours spent on pre-poll, handing out how-to-vote cards across the State. It’s due to all the people who got up at the crack of dawn…

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More Drought Relief Thanks To The Nationals

The Nationals in Government are standing by our farmers and our rural and regional communities affected by drought. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack announced further measures worth $57.4 million to ensure farmers, their families and communities get the support they need as the drought continues. “We have made drought a national…

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Nationals Help Kids Learn The Value Of Farming

The Nationals in Government have announced a multi-million dollar package to help educate children about agriculture and food production. Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said it was important to invest in teaching young people about where their food came from. “Too many of our young Australians don’t understand where their food…

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Common-Sense Approach From Nats In Government

Drought-affected farmers and businesses in the regions will first and foremost be on the agenda for new Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation and NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. Mr Anderson said his electorate office had been inundated with complaints about a cumbersome, clunky application process for drought support and assistance that took…

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Election Victory For NSW Nationals

The NSW Nationals have been returned to Government, with swings toward the Party in many electorates. Unfortunately, three seats were lost following a hard fought campaign. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro recorded a massive swing towards him in his electorate of Monaro, where he won every booth and made this once-marginal seat…

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Foreign Doctors Made To Work In Regions First

Overseas-trained doctors seeking visas to work as General Practitioners (GPs) will be required to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate from a Rural Workforce Agency thanks to the Nationals in Government. Under this new requirement, overseas-trained doctors will be directed away from well-serviced metropolitan areas to areas of workforce need, especially regional, rural and remote communities.…

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