Nationals standing up for our farmers

Independent Agriculture Commissioner and planning changes to protect the right to farm. The Nationals in Government will create a powerful new rural advocate through an Independent Agriculture Commissioner to protect the right to farm in NSW. Increased urbanisation means that some of our efficient production practices are now under threat from people who complain about…

Nats In Government Delivering Tweed Health

NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest visited the confirmed site of the new $582 million Tweed Valley Hospital this week with a message that the Nationals in Government are getting on with ensuring the Tweed community have access to world class healthcare and more health services when the new hospital…

Nats In Government Erase School Maintenance Backlog

For the first time in the State’s history the school maintenance backlog will be wiped to zero, ensuring students across NSW enjoy the best possible learning environments. Tuesday’s announcement means every maintenance job currently outstanding at the State’s 2200 public schools will be cleared. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government inherited a $1…

Safety At Risk From Activist Website

The news reports about the website that lists the personal details of family farms are deeply concerning. This is a safety issue. These aren’t just farms, these are people’s homes. Their families, their children, live at these places. To go out there and publish this kind of material is not just reckless, it’s dangerous. We’ve…

Record Funding To Make Country Roads Safer

The Nationals in Government will deliver more than 6000 kilometres of vital road safety work in an effort to drive down the road toll. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said the $182 million boost to road safety that will significantly improve road safety and help reduce the road toll. “We are serious…

Speech: Defending our farmers

  Speech made to the Legislative Council by the NSW Nationals’ Bronnie Taylor: In recent weeks I have repeatedly had reason to reflect on agriculture in this State and the importance of regional New South Wales having strong representation in this place. We have heard the Honourable Mark Pearson on a number of occasions question…

Nationals Advocate For Better Services

A new review into rural and regional telecommunications has been welcomed by Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton. Mr Coulton said the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there document put forward 10 recommendations to improve access to telecommunications infrastructure, modernise consumer protections and ensure better digital inclusion, shining a light on digital agriculture…

More Defibrillators Thanks To Nationals In Government

Four sports clubs in the Myall Lakes electorate will receive funding towards the purchase of life-saving defibrillators thanks to the Nationals in Government. Local Nationals MP Stephen Bromhead said the clubs had been successful in securing grant funding towards the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as part of the Local Sports Defibrillator Program.…

Nationals Thank Farmers On Ag Day

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has sung the praises of farmers in the Cootamundra electorate on National Agriculture Day for their contributions to the NSW primary industries sector. Cootamundra electorate farmers contributed to the state’s primary industries sector estimated output of $17.5 billion in 2017-18, despite the ongoing drought. Ms Cooke said the…