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Extra support for COVID-affected regional businesses

17 Jun 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed a $4.7 million boost for the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) to support small regional businesses facing hardship due to COVID-19.

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FHA changes to better support New England farmers

15 Jun 2020

The Australian Government has implemented new measures to improve the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program, making the payment simpler to access and improves the support available to about 620 farmers and their families in the New England currently accessing payments.

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$5.8 million for New England airports

13 Jun 2020

Four airports in the New England will receive a share of $41.2 million under the Australian Government’s Regional Airports Program, including Scone, Tamworth, Armidale and Inverell

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Tamworth shares in $24 million funding boost for headspace

10 Jun 2020

The Coalition Government is investing $24.2 million to reduce wait times - fast tracking access to mental health services for young people aged 12–25 seeking headspace appointments, including at Tamworth.

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Instant Asset Write Off extension for New England business

09 Jun 2020

The Coalition Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to 31 December 2020.

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$7.4m for new infrastructure, community projects in New England

05 Jun 2020

Drought-affected regional communities in the New England are set to receive a boost with $7.4 million for new local infrastructure and community projects.

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New virtual hospital model to benefit rural patients and medical students

04 Jun 2020

A new virtual health hospital that remotely tracks the condition of patients from their own home was unveiled in Armidale

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New CCTV cameras providing peace of mind in Tamworth region

02 Jun 2020

Criminals are on notice in the Tamworth region with the rollout of about 20 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras funded under the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Program.

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Funding for pest animal control at Glen Innes

01 Jun 2020

New funding by the Federal Government will help equip farmers in the Glen Innes region with additional skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line.

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Grants to improve Seniors' digital health literacy and stay connected

29 May 2020

The Federal Coalition Government is supporting senior Australians across the New England with grants to help prevent loneliness, social isolation and improve digital health literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Toolkit for start-up of New England sport

28 May 2020

The Coalition Government has welcomed the launch of a new toolkit aimed at ensuring community sporting clubs and associations have a clear path to competition as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

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Inverell saleyards upgrade nears completion

27 May 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the Inverell Regional Livestock Exchange (IRLX) redevelopment reaching the final stages of construction.

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