Nursing Scholarships

The Kyogle News September 01

I would like to take this opportunity to thank David and Valerie. I wish them all the best in their future endeavours and welcome Tom and Danny to the Kyogle Newspaper.

Nursing Scholarships

The NSW Department of Health has advised that applications for 2002 Rural and Remote Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships have opened. This news is appropriate especially following the recent industrial action that highlighted the need for, and shortages of nurses in our hospitals. The scholarships are offers of up to $4,000 to first year undergraduate nursing students with a rural background, who meet certain eligibility criteria. Guidelines/application forms are available from my office or from www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/scholar.htm.

Roll Over Protection Structure Rebate

As part of a rural safety campaign for regional NSW, the State Government is providing a $200 rebate to assist owners of tractors used on farms who fit a Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) during the campaign. An application form needs to be completed with additional information. This Scheme will conclude on 31 December 2001 and I encourage all farmers to consider and participate in this opportunity.

Search for Top Regional Inventor in NSW

Country inventors are being encouraged to enter into the inaugural NSW Rural Inventor's Award. The NSW Innovation Council is contributing a case prize of $5,000 for the best regional innovation or invention for 2001. This years competition is a pilot program for a possible annual award. For further details, please contact my office.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577