This week the prime minister, the opposition leader, federal and state ministers and other political heavyweights and industry experts came to town, and it was a big deal.
The 2019 Bush Summit gave our drought-stricken farmers plenty of hope that their plight was being taken seriously by those that have their hands on the nations purse strings.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said the federal Labor Party would not play politics with regional and rural people and would support any cash drought funding the government put forward.
Mr Albanese said people were tired of conflict in politics, and he aimed to be the Labor leader and "not the opposition leader."
Binnaway farmer Kym Monkton, who was one of about 200 people from across Western NSW who gathered in the city to see prime minister Morrison speak at a Bush Summit on Thursday said he was pleased with the PMs speech.
"The key thing he said was that Aussie farmers are one of the best in the world and there's a reason for that - we're unsubsidised unlike the European Union, UK and USA," Mr Monkton said.
"We cost the government very little, and as a result, we are very efficient because we stand on our own."
Mark Coulton is keen to get on with the job and sat down with the Daily Liberal this week to answer questions on how the coalition government will implement its agenda in the face of economically challenging times. Our Q&A session was extensive and covered quite a few topics.
A ninja course, a hub to provide for vulnerable people, and a recycling venture combining disability employment and environmental sustainability are among the proposed projects looking for votes from Dubbo.
A total of 36 nominated hopefuls in the Dubbo electorate are seeking up to $200,000 of funding under the NSW government's My Community Project program, and their success will be decided at the grassroots level.
Members of the public are being asked to consider which proposals will provide the most benefit to their area and cast a vote. Have your say, you never know, your vote may be the one that gets a worthy local project across the line.
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