It's always a circus when the Prime Minister comes to town and Friday was no different. Here to talk to retirees and open Liberal candidate Warren Mundine's campaign office, conveniently located in Morisons Arcade in Nowra, the PM was not going to be let off the hook by angry dairy farmers. Robert Miller, who led the highly visible campaign against supermarket discount milk, made his displeasure known by jumping in front of the PM's armoured BMW with a placard and a bottle of milk. ScoMo's rushed exit from Nowra was held up momentarily but the national media got a taste of the bitterness dairy farmers have for the plight in which they find themselves.
Barnaby Joyce also descended on the region during the week, fielding questions from dairy producers who were keen to know exactly what the federal government had done to ease their plight. Clearly, not enough in their opinion.
The FIX IT NOW campaign had another win, finally extracting from NSW Labor a commitment to match the Coalition funding for improvements to the highway south of Nowra. Of course, us journalists are a sceptical bunch and won't be celebrating until we see the bulldozers make a start on this important project.
There was a big buzz around town when we noticed the big blue Masters building at South Nowra had turned green ahead of Bunnings relocating there while its other site is revamped into a monster hardware heaven.
And there was more concern over the state of our hospital, with one of our faithful readers alerting us to shocking waits for treatment in the emergency department and a lack of available beds.
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