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Joyce says last chance to nominate mobile coverage black spots

28 Jul 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has issued a reminder that this Friday is the last chance for people to nominate locations for the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.   Earlier this year Mr Joyce hosted a visit by Parliamentary Secret...

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Joyce says welfare review public submissions closing soon

28 Jul 2014

  FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, is encouraging people in New England to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system.   Mr Joyce says public submissions need to be lodged by Friday, 8 August.   ...

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Joyce calls for nomination for the Australian of the Year 2015 Awards

25 Jul 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has called for nominations for the annual celebration recognising the contribution of eminent Australians.   Mr Joyce said the Australian of the Year Awards profiles leading citizens who are role models right across the communit...

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Barnaby Joyce announces two grants totalling $5200 for Men’s Sheds

25 Jul 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said two grants worth $3000 and $2200 have been announced for Quirindi Rural Heritage Village Men’s Shed and the Tenterfield Men’s Shed.   Mr Joyce said the grants will support community men’s sheds that largely cater for older,...

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Support for entrepreneurial businesses in New England Electorate

23 Jul 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Australian Government is working with local businesses in the New England Electorate to create new opportunities, new markets and new jobs.   The new $484.2 million Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) is putti...

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Joyce salutes New Englands local junior sporting champions

22 Jul 2014

    TWENTY young athletes from the Electorate of New England will receive $500 each from the latest round of Local Sporting Champions grants, the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said.   Among the recipients are netballers, polocrosse players, cricketers, canoeists, a gym...

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First pen of steers sold at the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange make $1.82

21 Jul 2014

    A PEN of Charolais steers that were the first lot auctioned at the 2013 opening of the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange and bought by Barnaby Joyce and Tamworth Regional Council Deputy Mayor Russell Webb were sold today in Tamworth for 181.2 cents a kilogram.   The six...

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Violence against Women and Children is unacceptable in the New England Electorate

18 Jul 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce says domestic and family violence and sexual assault against women and children is utterly unacceptable.   This week in Parliament House was the launch of the Second Action Plan, with Coalition Parliamentarians reaffirming the G...

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Carbon Tax Repeal will benefit our Regional Communities: Joyce

17 Jul 2014

    “TODAY’S vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for regional families, agriculture and small businesses”, Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said today.   “Scrapping the Carbon Tax will save the average household around $550 a year, including around $2...

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Joyce welcomes important drought support event at Manilla

17 Jul 2014

  16 July 2014 FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed an important community event to be held in Manilla on Wednesday where more can be learned about what support is available during drought and tough times.   Has the Dust Settled is a meeting for the communit...

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Joyce says Trade Support Loans will support apprentices to complete training

16 Jul 2014

  THE Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification.   The legislation for Trade Support Loans has been passed by the Parliament, allowing loans of u...

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Transition extended for Interim FHA recipients

15 Jul 2014

    Farming families receiving the Interim Farm Household Allowance now have until 14 August 2014 to apply for the Australian Government’s income support measure to avoid being out-of-pocket.   Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has extended the transition period for rec...

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