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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…