MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE

It is not a defence those of us not in the left like to deploy. But in speaking against the failed no confidence motion moved by Labor against the Premier, I called out the sexist undertones of this whole attack.  Continue reading

SOCIAL ISSUES REPORT INTO STATE RECORDS ACT 1998 TABLED IN PARLIAMENT

As the Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Issues I was pleased to table our report on the inquiry into the State Records Act and the proposal to amalgamate with Sydney Living Museums. Continue reading

TUNNEL OPTIONS BEST FIT FOR BLACKHEATH

Exciting announcement for upper Blue Mountains today with Minister Paul Toole and myself at Blackheath with the government backing a tunnel as the best option for Great Western Highway upgrade at Blackheath. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- OCTOBER 7, 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. It has been a very busy month in NSW Parliament and the Legislative Council. I spoke on a range of community and legislative issues.  Continue reading

COAL ASH INQUIRY- SITE VISIT TO LAKE MACQUARIE

The Public Works Committee inquiry into Coal Ash repositories recently conducted a site visit Lake Macquarie.  Continue reading

DOGS IN POLITICS DAY

It was great to start a busy sitting day meeting some dogs in search of adoption for 'Dogs in Politics Day' organised by the Parliamentary Friends of the Animals of which I am a Member. Continue reading

PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY AND SYDNEY WORLD PRIDE 2023

It was great to have Members from across the Parliament come together for the re-establishment meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of the LGBTQI Community and Sydney World Pride 2023, of which I am Chair.  Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES SPECIAL EDITION- SAVING OUR KOALAS

Welcome to a special edition of Adjournment Notes- Saving our Koalas. A lot has been said in the last week regarding the Koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). I bring you this special edition of Adjournment Notes to present you with the facts regarding koala populations and protecting their habitat.  Continue reading

MEETING WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM THE RHODODENDRON GARDENS

I was very pleased to donate and plant a Rhododendron called 'Christmas cheer' and meet with the wonderful volunteers today at the Blackheath after announcing a $20,000 grant from the NSW Liberal Government to help them recover from the bushfires.

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. It has been a busy few weeks as Parliament returned to the normal sitting calendar and the resumption of Committee work after the winter recess in July. Last week was a busy Parliamentary sitting week after Labor and the Greens recalled the Upper House. Continue reading