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Taking action to reduce domestic violence in the New England Electorate

30 Oct 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government has today taken further action to reduce domestic violence against women and children. Backed with $100 million in funding, the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has launched the Third Action Plan o...

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$10 million campaign to bring backpackers to the New England Electorate

30 Oct 2016

  $10 million global campaign to attract working holiday makers Campaign will target United Kingdom, Ireland, France, German and Italy reducing visa application charges for working holiday makers by $50 to $390   The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the...

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100 days of delivering a fair share for regional Australia

27 Oct 2016

  100 days since the Coalition Government was sworn in for its second term; Nationals’ achievement checklist reveals historic delivery for regional Australia; Vital job-creating infrastructure includes safer roads, record investment in dams, pipelines and aquifers, more mobile phone towers a...

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More than $12,000 in grants to preserve significant heritage in Tamworth

27 Oct 2016

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said three organisations preserving historic aspects of Tamworth and district have been granted total funding of $12,420 through the Community Heritage Grants Programme.   “I am pleased to announce that Ta...

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New weapon in the war on rabbits in the New England Electorate

27 Oct 2016

  418 sites across Australia will participate in the release of a new variant of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus - RHDV1 K5. It’s been 20 years since the last rabbit biocontrol was released in Australia. A RabbitScan mobile app is now available to enable people to contribute t...

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Don’t hold up history-making QLD water investment

24 Oct 2016

Queensland Labor Government stalls on water infrastructure as Northern Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia all give their support to deliver on feasibility studies. $130 million is on the table for the construction of QLD’s Rookwood Weir as well as $2 mi...

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Plan to ease private health insurance premiums in the New England Electorate

21 Oct 2016

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars to take pressure off private health insurance premiums for Australi...

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Veterans’ Health week to be celebrated in the New England Electorate

21 Oct 2016

  Inverell Legacy receives Federal funding for an excursion to Bingara’s The Living Classroom   The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said encouraging health and wellbeing and tackling the challenges faced by veterans and their families is a pri...

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Inverell’s Courtney Harrison bound for national training awards

13 Oct 2016

  The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said Inverell’s Courtney Harrison has been named as finalist for the 2016 Australian Training Awards, which recognise excellence in skills and training.   Mr Joyce said Courtney who is a finalist in the the Aus...

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Empowering Youth Round 2 now open in the New England Electorate

13 Oct 2016

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said Coalition Government’s focus on ensuring young Australians are job ready has been strengthened with the launch of grant guidelines for the second round of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives.   He said t...

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Supporting Indigenous arts and languages in the New England Electorate

06 Oct 2016

  $166,913 for two projects promoting unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the Newe England Electorate The Coalition Government is providing more than $22 million to support the maintenance of Indigenous languages and showcase Indigenous arts and cult...

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New England Electorate students to benefit from VET Student Loans

06 Oct 2016

  The Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government’s new VET Student Loans program is a “win-win” for New England Electorate students and taxpayers that will ensure public funding is used only to support high quality vocational and skill...

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