Singleton Council will receive funding under the Federal government’s Roads to Recovery programme.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams said the Council will receive $250,000 as its August payment.
He praised the Roads to Recovery programme which is providing $3.2 billion to councils across the nation between 2014-15 and 2018-19 to support maintenance of the local road network and improve road safety.
A review and public consultation will take place on all issues which surround the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams says farmers and tourism operators have expressed strong opinions about the supply and taxation of working holiday visa holders, and the proposed 32.5 percent tax rate is seen by many as a disincentive for them to work.
Senator Williams said the 200,000 who come to Australia to pick fruit and vegetables and undertake rural and associated work must not have the door shut on them or the growers and farmers will suffer.
I am pleased to say that today I have been re-elected to the Australian Senate following the July election.
Thank you to everyone for their support.
I am looking forward to spending the next three years working hard for the people of New South Wales.
Senator for NSW.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams today announced Federal government funding for essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in the Tweed Heads area.
Senator Williams said Tweed Heads and Coolangatta R.S.L. Sub-branch has been awarded $14,658 through the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program.
He said grants under the programme help fund salaries for trained advocates and pension staff, essential office supplies, computer equipment, internet access and other administrative needs.
I congratulate my Nationals leader and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce on his re-election.
It is a good result against the odds.
I thank the Nationals members, supporters and volunteers who manned the polling booths and refused to be bullied by the union members and GetUp! who were propping up Tony Windsor’s campaign.
During the campaign Barnaby made a number of exciting funding announcements in a number of New England communities and I look forward to their delivery.
As for the Senate, counting is still continuing and a final result will not be known for some time.
I am hopeful of being re-elected for a final three-year term.