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Coordinator-General visits the Riverina

Friday, July 24, 2020

Coordinator-General Shane Stone has been travelling through NSW to see and hear for himself how our drought-affected farmers are holding up and what impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on regions.

While visiting the city of Wagga Wagga, Shane caught up with Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack MP to give him a comprehensive update on how regional communities are faring.

Shane has a strong association with Wagga – it’s where he was married and attended Teachers’ College, and his son Jack trained as a soldier at the Army Recruit Training Centre, Blamey Barracks, Kapooka. Shane’s wife Josephine is Wagga born and grew up in the city before her marriage. Josephine also went to school at Trinity College where she was Dux in 1977 before pursuing a  legal career. Deputy Prime Minister McCormack also attended Trinity College at a different time.

The meeting was a chance for Shane to talk about the fantastic work of the Agency’s Regional Recovery Officers, who are on the ground and ready to connect people with Australian Government assistance.

To find your nearest Regional Recovery Officer, and learn more about the important role they play in your community, click here.