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CO-OP GRANT TO BENEFIT TIMBER INDUSTRY IN RICHMOND

A $200,000 grant has been announced by the Australian government which will have lasting benefits for sustainably-grown rainforest timbers.

The grant to be delivered through Southern Cross University is being provided to the Subtropical Farm Forestry Association and Specialty Timber Growers Incorporated according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.

He said the project will involve the two groups assisting their members to promote, process and sell their sustainably-grown rainforest timbers using research to establish best practice in production and processing and achieving premium prices.

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FRESH LIFE FOR BANGALOW WEIR PARKLANDS

The contract has been signed and it’s full steam ahead for the upgrade of the Bangalow Weir Parklands.

In announcing that a contract has been signed to deliver funding for the project, the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said the Nationals promised Byron Shire Council $250,000 and now it was being delivered.

He said Byron Shire Council will contribute $110,000 towards the overall cost of $360,000.

Senator Williams said the upgrade of the Bangalow Weir Parklands will include a new car park with spaces for at least 16 vehicles, a new

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NORTH COAST ROADS TO GET ATTENTION

Over $3 million has been announced for the three councils in the Richmond electorate to spend on roads under the first quarter payment of this year's Roads to Recovery programme.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said Tweed Shire Council is to receive $1.6 million to spend on seven road improvement projects at Bogangar, Banora Point, Tumbulgum, Numinbah and Nobbys Creek.

Byron Shire Council has been allocated $1.18 million for road improvements at Goonengerry and Ocean Shores, and Ballina Shire is to receive $500,000 for work at Rous Mill.

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HUNTER ROADS TO GET ATTENTION

Over $7.5 million has been announced for the four councils in the Hunter electorate to spend on roads under the first quarter payment of this year’s Roads to Recovery programme.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams said Lake Macquarie Council is to receive $5.17 million for five major roadworks, Cessnock City Council will receive $1.49 million for eleven projects, Singleton Council has been allocated $506,00 for work at six locations, and Muswellbrook Shire Council is to receive $390,000 for two road treatments.

He said in some cases the councils will have to contribute from their own funds to  meet the total cost.

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SMALL BUSINESS GETS A FAIR FIGHT TO STAY ALIVE

Legislation passed by the parliament will give small businesses around Australia more teeth in their fight to stave off larger competitors.

The Nationals Senator for New South Wales John Williams has been advocating on behalf of the small business sector for years to amend Section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to ensure a level playing field.

Senator Williams said under Section 46 it had to be proven that corporations with substantial market power took advantage of its size with the ‘purpose’ of damaging a smaller competitor.

This was highly difficult to prosecute and did not adequately address the question of misuse of market power, a fact noted in the 2014

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