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Farm businesses and families in New England supported by package - Joyce

26 Feb 2014

26 February 2014 FEDERAL Member for New England and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce said farming families and businesses will be able to access greater government assistance sooner as part of a $320 million comprehensive drought support package.   Announcing the package this ...

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Drought package to aid New England electorate farmers

26 Feb 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said today’s announcement regarding federal assistance will enable small businesses and farms across New England to manage the tough conditions brought about by the current dry spell.   Minister Joyc...

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Joyce congratulates students from New England Electorate

25 Feb 2014

Joyce congratulates students from New England Electorate     FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has congratulated Duval High School’s Lucy Eddy and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School’s Ryan Hansen for their selection to participate in the 19th National Schools Con...

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Update on Guyra Aged Care Facility for Joyce

25 Feb 2014

Update on Guyra Aged Care Facility for Joyce     FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce received an update on the progress of Guyra’s Kolora Aged Care facility when he met with a delegation from the Guyra Shire Council.   The Council’s delegation included the Mayor, C...

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Joyce welcomes REX Armidale-Sydney air service

24 Feb 2014

FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the announcement by Regional Express (Rex) to introduce an air-service between Armidale and Sydney.   Rex, in partnership with the Armidale Dumaresq Council, will introduce a thrice-daily service including peak morning and evening fl...

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Federal grant of $280,000 for Ashford Medical Centre

23 Feb 2014

  24 February 2014   FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce is delighted to announce the Federal Government will fund the Ashford Medical Centre a grant of $280,000 that will provide the small community with a first rate medical and community facility.   The funding will...

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Push for extended mobile coverage for Walcha Shire

23 Feb 2014

  24 February 2014   FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has met with a delegation from Walcha Shire Council to promote the case for a mobile phone tower to overcome the black-spot in telecommunications in and around Walcha Road.   With Mr Joyce was the Parliamentary S...

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Tamworth residents can switch on to fast broadband with fixed wireless

20 Feb 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the opportunity for people living in Westdale, North Tamworth, Oxley Vale and Wallamore to connect to fixed-wireless fast broadband.   The NBN Co’s fixed-wireless service offers wholesale download speeds of up to 2...

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Time running out for Armidale residents to switch over home phone service

20 Feb 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has reminded Armidale residents the copper communications network supporting home phone services in town will be switched off on May 23, 2014.   Nearly 2500 premises have already made the change, but the NBN Co is urging remaini...

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Tamworth it's your time to think big about Australian agriculture

19 Feb 2014

    RESIDENTS of Tamworth and the electorate of New England are invited to make an appointment to have their say on the future of Australia’s agriculture sector when a government taskforce is in town on February 24 and 25.   Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the Ag...

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Community Consultation on $100 million Mobile Coverage Program

19 Feb 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce will welcome the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP, to Copeton Dam on Friday morning to discuss the Coalition’s $100 million Mobile Coverage Program.   “This visit is an opportunity fo...

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Drought package announcement imminent

18 Feb 2014

    A DROUGHT package announcement is just days away, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce told a media doorstop at Tamworth airport on Tuesday morning.   Mr Joyce said he was encouraged by Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s pledge that a decision would be made in, “days ...

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