Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby calls on New England to get involved in the discussion for improved mobile reception

30 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has called on residents and organisations across the region to get involved in the Federal Government’s programme to address mobile phone ‘black spots.’   The Coalition made an election commitment to invest $100 million to imp...

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$2.5 million to construct trades skills centres across New England

30 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has announced up to $2.5 million has been allocated to construct rural skills trade centres at Inverell, Barraba and Guyra.   Mr Joyce said the skill centres would focus on delivering trade qualifications in agriculture, horticulture and engine...

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$12,940 Anzac Centenary Grant for Tingha RSL

29 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed a $12,940 Federal Government grant to assist the Tingha community commemorate its contribution to the First World War.   The grant will assist with the erection of a bronze soldier statue and plaque in the Tingha Memorial Gardens t...

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$10,000 for New England young sporting champions

24 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has congratulated the Inverell Open Touch Team and 14 other promising young sportspeople who have been awarded Federal Government grants to assist in their athletic development.   This latest round is part of $3.14 million allocated nationwide ...

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New Helpline for Small Business

23 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the launch of a new helpline for small business by the Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz, Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson and the Fair Work Ombudsman.   “Small business people who call the Fair Work Ombudsm...

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Cost of living pressures eased for mobile home owners

23 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the decision by the Australian Taxation Office to drop proposed changes that would have seen GST applied to moveable homes.   The ATO has advised it has withdrawn its draft ruling which sought to apply the full GST to many caravan ...

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$2.6 million to help older New England residents live at home longer

21 Jan 2014

Older people in the New England Electorate will receive extra support and care services, such as cleaning, meals, nursing care and transport, to remain living independently at home thanks to a $2.6 million Australian Government investment.   The Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said...

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Joyce welcomes sale of water in Gwydir Valley

20 Jan 2014

Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the announcement that up to 10 gigalitres of water allocation will be available for sale in the Gwydir Valley.   This is the first time the water holder has traded environmental water since its inception in 2008.  The headwate...

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