ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 8 JULY 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. We have finished the first half Parliamentary term and are into the winter recess in July. We started the year with catastrophic bushfires and now dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and being ever vigilant against a second wave of the deadly disease. Continue reading

NGULA BULGARABANG REGIONAL PARK

It was very special to attend the naming ceremony of the Ngula Bulgarabang Regional Park formerly known as the Radiata Plateau. Ngula Bulgarabang translates to "a very large forest" and covers 300 hectares near Katoomba and includes some of the last undeveloped ship-shaped rocky headlands in that area of the western escarpment. Continue reading

STATE RECORDS ACT INQUIRY

I Chaired the second hearing of the Social Issues Committee Inquiry into the State Records Act 1998 and Policy Paper non its review on July 1.  Continue reading

REPORT ON KOALA POPULATIONS AND THEIR HABITAT IN NSW

The Upper House report on ‘Koala populations and habitat in NSW’ which I worked on over the past 12 months has been released.The report makes many findings and recommendations some focused on local issues and others policy considerations for the government. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS VISIT WITH ENVIRONMENT MINISTER KEAN

Some days are pretty special in this job. Yesterday being a good one spending the day with my mate Minister for the Environment and Energy Matt Kean in the Blue Mountains. Continue reading

PRIVATE MEMBERS STATEMENT- GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT BLACKHEATH

I was pleased to continue to inform the House on progress on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains and took the opportunity to call on Labor to stop playing politics. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 10 JUNE 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. This past week has been busy with the return of Committee work as well as 'the new normal' Parliamentary sittings resuming.  Continue reading

GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE

In my Private Members Statement in Parliament this week, I outlined the case for the Great Western Highway upgrade from Katoomba to Lithgow particularly focusing on the planned stage at Medlow Bath. Continue reading

GAMBLING

This week in Parliament I spoke on the harm caused by problem gambling. We have a unique opportunity to tackle problem gambling as we emerge from the pandemic lock down. Continue reading

RECONCILIATION WEEK 2020

National Reconciliation Week shines a light on Australia and its journey towards reconciliation and is held from 27 May - 3 June. This years theme on the 20th Anniversary, is 'In this together' reminds us all, that we need to be in this journey together. Continue reading