Inland Rail Fast-Track To Benefit Western NSW

The Federal Nationals in Government will fast-track three Inland Rail projects in Western NSW. Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the Federal Government would look at opportunities around connectivity to the Inland Rail. He said a case study into connectivity to the Narrabri Freight Port and the Baradine Silo Complex would be funded, as well…

Sarah Mitchell

School Upgrades Underway Across The Regions

The school holidays have presented a perfect opportunity to repair and upgrade hundreds of schools across the state. Walls will get a lick of paint while gutters are cleaned out and toilets repaired as NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell gets to work on making our schools great. Regional schools will get a variety of…

Kevin Anderson and John Barilaro

Nats in Government Helping Drought-Stricken Towns

The Nationals in Government are continuing to work hard on delivering real support for drought-affected communities. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said there was a lot of help on the table, with emergency assistance to maintain town water supplies, ongoing financial support for farmers and regional communities, keeping teachers at drought-affected schools, as…

Stephen Bromhead

Planning Work To Begin On Brand-New Forster Hospital

The NSW Nationals in Government are keeping an election promise to the people of Myall Lakes, with planning about to begin on the long-awaited Forster-Tuncurry Hospital. Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the first critical stage in the development of a new hospital was clinical services planning, which was set to begin within weeks.…

Figures Reveal Nats in Government Back Regions

New data has revealed the Nationals in Government are helping secure the future of regional areas. Federal Member for Parkes and Decentralisation Minister Mark Coulton said a 44 per cent increase in regional migrant placements were backing the regions and taking population pressure off our largest cities. “The Government’s decentralisation agenda is supporting strong and…

Former Deputy PM Tim Fischer AC Passes Away

The Hon. Tim Fischer AC, former Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Nationals Leader and true stalwart of the Party, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Known to many as a giant of our Party, the ‘boy from Boree Creek’ was always 100 per cent committed to our Party and truly was a National…

Tough New Laws To Protect The Right To Farm

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Michael Johnsen has welcomed news that farm trespassers will face the toughest penalties in Australia including up to three years jail time, while farmers will enjoy the State’s first legislated ‘right to farm’, under a historic piece of legislation set to be introduced by…