Tackling Tough Times Together

The Federal Nationals in Government are continuing to back drought-affected communities, providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia was continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience…

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Nats in Government delivering on dam promises

The NSW Nationals in Government are one step closer to delivering the state’s first major dam projects in three decades after signing on partner company WaterSecure to oversee the projects. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the announcement meant the Wyangala Dam wall-raising would be fast-tracked in her electorate, as well as building…

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Students return to classrooms across the state

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. Schools across rural and regional NSW have welcomed back their students to fulltime classes in public schools. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said he was thrilled that life was getting back to normal in an important way for school students. “We know that parents,…

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Major $1.8 billion boost for local councils

The Federal Nationals in Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local councils. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward…

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Keeping Little Wings in the air

Sick children in regional and rural NSW will be able to continue to access free professional flight and ground transport services thanks to a $200,000 boost from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor announced the support this week, which will enable non-profit organisation Little Wings to continue their…

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Multi-billion dollar boost for regional NSW

Up to 2000 new jobs will be created and $4.6 billion will be injected into regional NSW with Australia’s biggest energy storage project getting the go-ahead today from the NSW Nationals in Government. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said planning approval for the Snowy 2.0 Main Works would mean new jobs, big…

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Fire-affected community gets important upgrade

The town of Nymboida was devastated by the recent bushfires, with more than 80 homes destroyed and livelihoods shattered. But it is an incredibly resilient community, and a grant from the Nationals in Government is helping them rebuild and recover. Clarence Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire…

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Vehicle sanitation trialled in Dubbo

Enhanced safety measures for point-to-point transport providers such as taxis and hire vehicles are being rolled out in Dubbo with the trial of a free vehicle sanitisation station. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Dubbo was the first regional centre to trial the initiative, which is designed to enhance driver…

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Regional holidays allowed from June 1

People will be able to take a holiday anywhere across the state from June, re-opening regional communities to tourism. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said while regional NSW will welcome visitors with open arms, holidaymakers should call their planned accommodation venues and attractions to ensure they will be open and confirm their…

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Recognising our amazing community volunteers

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest says the contribution of volunteers has never been so important and National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to say thank you. “The last 12 months have been challenging for our community and there is no better time to recognise…

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Government backs innovative COVID-19 research

The Australian Government is supporting world-leading research into the latest COVID-19 treatments through a dedicated round of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge. The Government, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation MTPConnect, has announced a new round of its $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to support COVID-19 related research projects. The…

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