Dubbo’s world-class health facilities on show

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has showcased some of the region’s amazing healthcare facilities to Regional Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie. First stop was a tour of the newly-opened Western Cancer Centre. Mr Coulton said the visit was particularly special for him, as it was the first time he’d been able to see…

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Plans lodged for new high school in Jerrabomberra

Plans have been lodged for a new high school in Jerrabomberra to accommodate around 500 students and meet the growing needs of the community. Deputy Premier Paul Toole, Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor, Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro were in Jerrabomberra today at the site…

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Government fights for fishing rights

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has taken aim at the Animal Justice Party for recklessly threatening the future of the state’s invaluable fishing industry. Mr Marshall said he would not entertain the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Aquatic Animal Recognition) Bill 2021 tabled before Parliament by the radical group. “The Animal Justice Party…

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Simply the zest

A popular family-owned juice company in Narromine will be able to upgrade its facilities, increase productivity, and create new jobs, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said a $200,000 grant will help Mumble Peg install new equipment, including a colour vision grader…

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Paul Toole message for National Ag Day

Mother Nature has thrown everything at farmers over the past few years – droughts, fires, floods, a mice plague, a global pandemic causing a huge labour shortage, and in some part of the state around Forbes and the Central West, they’ve been hit again this week by floods. This is another cruel blow to farmers…

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More scholarships for students in regional Australia

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed funding to support tertiary students to move to the local area next year through the Australian Government’s Destination Australia program. Mr Conaghan said the funding would enable scholarships to be offered through TAFE NSW and Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie and Southern Cross University in…

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Disaster assistance for Forbes and Cowra

The Forbes and Cowra communities devastated by flooding of the Lachlan River have been thrown an economic lifeline, with Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announcing disaster assistance is now available. Mr McCormack said the assistance was targeted at Forbes and Cowra shire councils, residents, primary producers, small businesses and charities to help them recover.…

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NSW agriculture smashes growth records

New data released by the NSW government on the eve of National Ag Day reveals primary industries output has charged past all previous records and is now an estimated $20.9 billion industry. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall released the 2021 NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Performance Data and Insights (PDI) report, which shows…

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Protecting regional apartment buyers

As the building and construction sector continues to flourish and grow in regional NSW, the NSW government will be inspecting developments on the North Coast to ensure buildings are being constructed to the highest standards of compliance and safety. Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the government is constantly inspecting buildings…

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Construction underway at Kingscliff Public School

The Kingscliff community has welcomed the start of construction on the upgrade to Kingscliff Public School. The project will deliver new flexible learning spaces, replacing all classrooms including demountable buildings, as well as a new library, new administration and staff spaces, new outdoor spaces and a redeveloped school entry. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest…

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Dubbo skincare company shares the good oil on creating jobs

An innovative Orana-based skincare company will help restore the local habitat while boosting production to meet growing local and export demand for its essential oil products, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said a $200,000 grant will help Native Secrets increase production…

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