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Supporting farmers through LLS waiver

Landholders across NSW will start to receive their Local Land Services (LLS) rates notices in the mail but this year, there will be a welcome number – zero. The NSW Government’s Drought Relief Package, announced in 2018, included a special waiver for LLS rates for...

Extra bill relief with solar energy & battery roll out

Up to 300,000 households across regional NSW could save hundreds of dollars on their power bills thanks to a no-interest loan provided by the NSW Nationals in Government, to purchase solar-battery and battery systems. Nationals’ candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin...

Review into water on the Northern Rivers

Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair for an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the...

Special inquiry into ice

Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin has welcomed an announcement by Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard to establish a Special Commission of Inquiry into ice (crystal methamphetamine). Mr Curtin said this issue is extremely...

Funds flow for flood mitigation

Lismore will soon be better prepared for future flood events with the NSW Government today announcing $8.2 million has been allocated for works to help protect local businesses and families during floods.

Inquiry into water on the Tweed

The Nationals candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin is calling on the NSW Government and Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair to launch an independent investigation into water extraction on the Northern Rivers.

We must back our farmers

Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin today declared their support for a milk levy, not only through drought, but all the time. Kyogle farmer Shane Hickey launched a petition in conjunction with Queensland Dairyfarmers’...

Grassroots members campaigning for good

The NSW Nationals congratulates the grassroots members across the State who are working hard to help their communities through the drought. With 100 per cent of the State now gripped by drought, communities are rallying together while the Nationals in Government open...

Flood petition gains momentum

A campaign started by the National’s candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin to fund local flood mitigation has taken a leap forward, with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today visiting the area today to inspect the plans. Mr Curtin said the...

Austin launches community petition

Nationals' candidate for the Seat of Lismore, Austin Curtin has today launched a petition calling on the NSW Government to commit $8.2 million in funding for the first stage of a new flood mitigation plan. Stage 1 of the plan developed by Lismore City Council and Rous...