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  • Aboriginal Nursing Scholarships

    Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams, today announced that Aboriginal people seeking financial support in their studies to become a nurse or midwife can now apply for a NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship.“The scholarships provide up to $1,000 per subject for Aboriginal students studying a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree and up to $15,000 for Aboriginal registered nurses or midwives undertaking postgraduate studies,” ...  Read More...

  • Construction Starts On New Mental Health Unit

    The start of construction on the new $17.5 million Mental Health Unit at Port Macquarie was officially celebrated today, marking an exciting new chapter in mental health services for the local community.Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams turned the first sod alongside mental health experts and staff from Port Macquarie Base Hospital.“I’m very excited about construction starting for our new facility which will operate as...  Read More...

  • Funding Boost For Two Local Surf Clubs

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has today announced $313,560 in NSW Government funding for two local surf clubs as part of the 2017/18 Surf Club Facility Program.$224,160 funding has been provided for Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club to finalise the upper level clubhouse redevelopment, while Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded $89,400 for refurbishment and repairs to the clubhouse.“The aim of this program is to increase the availability, standard and quality...  Read More...

  • Return And Earn Locally

    Port Macquarie is one of 200 locations across the state to have an over-the-counter collection point for the new container deposit scheme Return and Earn, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams announced today.“When the scheme started Friday 1st December, Matthews Metal Recycling at 5 Belah Road Port Macquarie was the first collection point to come on board so people can take the their container material for processing.“Three new locations will start early next year at the Hope S...  Read More...

  • $1.2 Million Boost To Palliative Care Training In NSW

    Frontline health workers will benefit from $1.2 million in on-the-job training and scholarships to boost palliative care skills and improve the experience of patients.Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams, together with the Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, made the announcement today at The Nioka Palliative Care Unit at Tamworth Hospital.Mrs Williams said all Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks in NSW will receive a share of $900,000 in 2017-...  Read More...

  • Crime Down In Port Macquarie Electorate

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has commended police in the Mid North Coast Local Area Command for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.Mrs Williams said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of local police in detecting and preventing crime.In the 24 months to September 2017, only one of the 17 major offence categories showed a significant upward trend across NSW, while seven catego...  Read More...

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