Barnaby Joyce

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New England Electorate home to one of Australia’s top secondary students

25 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said he was delighted that Macintyre High School’s Alexander Dimmock from Inverell was today named as one of the winners of the Australian Student Prize.   The New England Electorate recipient is one of the top 500 senior secon...

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Construction begins for fixed wireless tower at Invergowrie

25 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said construction work had begun on a fixed wireless facility that would deliver fast broadband connections to the residents of the locality of Invergowrie, just west of Armidale.   Mr Joyce said the Invergowrie facility was pa...

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Coalition skilling New England Electorate students for work, says Joyce

22 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England , Barnaby Joyce said 85 per cent of the Abbott Government’s promised 136 Trades Skills Centres are either complete, under construction or ‘shovel ready’.   These new centres have a renewed focus on linking skills education to workplace demand...

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New England Electorate schools encouraged to get involved in National Literacy and Numeracy Week - 25 to 31 August 2014

22 Aug 2014

  21 August 2014   Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, is encouraging local schools to get involved in National Literacy and Numeracy Week, which runs from 25 to 31 August.   “National Literacy and Numeracy Week aims to celebrate learning and raise awareness of the importanc...

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More bus seatbelts to keep New England Electorate school kids safe, says Joyce

21 Aug 2014

  19 August 2014   FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said a Tamworth-based bus company has received a grant of $49,798.50 to fit seatbelts to two coaches that travel around Tamworth, Moonbi, Kootingal, Nemingha, Manilla, Attunga and Hallsville.   The grant was from t...

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International Day of People with Disability event registrations open, says Joyce

19 Aug 2014

                      FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said event registrations for International Day of People with Disability are now open. Celebrated annually on 3 December, International Day of People with Disability plays an important role in promoting the inclu...

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Citizenship testing now available at Tamworth says Barnaby Joyce

19 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said Tamworth residents can now sit the Australian Citizenship test at their local Centrelink or Medicare Service Centre.   The Minister for Human Services Senator Marise Payne and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection...

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Widespread rain not an end to the drought but it’s a great start, Joyce

18 Aug 2014

                       FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said widespread rainfalls across part of the Electorate as well as western NSW and south-west Queensland will go some way to easing concerns about the grip of the drought.   “It’s great to see we’ve had wides...

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Boost to New England Electorate through local government grants, Joyce

18 Aug 2014

           FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said new payments to councils in the Electorate are being made today under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grants programme.   Mr Joyce said Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils...

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Barnaby Joyce says road safety grants support local initiatives

13 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said a series of grants supporting local road safety initiatives will help to make safer roads throughout the New England electorate.   Mr Joyce said 10 grants of $10,000 will be offered by the National Roads and Motorists’ Ass...

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Volunteers are the cornerstone of our community says Joyce

12 Aug 2014

                         FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the contribution of volunteers was the life-blood of any community and the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are a fantastic way to recognise these unpaid efforts.   He said the state-wide awards for th...

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Barnaby praises work of Red Cross on the eve of their centenary

12 Aug 2014

    FEDERAL member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has praised the important work of the Red Cross movement in Tamworth and across the electorate on the eve of the centenary of the movement’s foundation on Wednesday, 13 August.   Mr Joyce and the Minister for Social Services, K...

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