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Black spot nomination deadline for the New England Electorate extended

23 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement that the deadline for public nominations for round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme has been extended from 31 December 2015 to 15 January 2016.   Mr Joyce said the new closing date wil...

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Peel River anabranch remediation to benefit Namoi Catchment

23 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has welcomed an Australian Government grant providing $632 000 for river remediation near Tamworth, which will provide the Namoi Catchment with economic, social and environmental benefits from reduced erosion.   Mr Joyce said the funding would...

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Coalition delivers on mobile base station in the New England Electorate

23 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said a new mobile base station in the New England Electorate was switched on in the White Rock Mountain area on Monday.   The mobile phone tower is part of the Commonwealth Government’s $385 million Mobile Black Spot Programme announced earl...

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China FTA creates new opportunities for businesses in the New England Electorate

23 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said thousands of tariffs on Australia’s high quality exports to China have now been cut or completely eliminated thanks to the landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).   Mr Joyce said ChAFTA coming into force in 2015 saves Au...

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Safer streets coming soon for the New England Electorate

18 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said grant applications for Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme opened on 17 December 2015.    Round 2 of the Safer Streets Programme will invest up to $29.4 million in individual grants for local governmen...

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$6.8b jobactive service to help businesses and jobseekers in the New England Electorate

18 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce has encouraged businesses and young jobseekers to explore the Australian Government’s new $6.8 billion employment service – jobactive.   “The jobactive initiative will help local job seekers in the New England Electorate to b...

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More support for counselling in drought-stricken regions in New England Electorate

16 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said farmers battling drought will continue to be supported by free financial counselling with an extra $920,000 in funding for Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) providers in regional areas in NSW.   Mr Joyce said a total of $1.8 mill...

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New England Electorate to benefit from China FTA starting before Christmas

16 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said local exporters are now less than two weeks away from realising the substantial benefits created by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), following confirmation the FTA will enter into force on Sunday, 20 December.   Mr Joyc...

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National Carer Gateway launched to help carers in the New England Electorate

16 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said carers in the New England Electorate can find the services and support they need using a new Carer Gateway launched this week.   Mr Joyce said the Carer Gateway provides information on how to access services and support in the New England...

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Finish line in sight for Abington Bridge, says Barnaby Joyce

14 Dec 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the last single lane bridge between Walcha and Inverell will begin one of its final construction phases on Tuesday [15 December].   Mr Joyce took part in an on-site visit at Abington Creek Bridge with Uralla Shire Council Mayor, Michael P...

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