AUSTRALIAN MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY

Friday, 15 November is AusMusic T-shirt day which raises funds for Support Act, a charity helping artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.The Parliamentary Friends of Music group, which I Chair, brought together Members from across the aisle in support of this great cause. Everyone wore their favourite Australian Music T-shirt!  Continue reading

HAVE YOUR SAY ON GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole MP announced the community will help shape plans for the $2.5 billion duplication of the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow, which will deliver a safer, faster route over the Blue Mountains Continue reading

SYDENHAM - BANKSTOWN LINE CONVERSION INQUIRY

Portfolio Committee 6 (Transport and Customer Service) is currently inquiring into the Sydenham-Bankstown line conversion as part of the Sydney Metro SouthWest project. This is another example of Labor and the Greens not supporting the record breaking public transport investment by the Coalition government.  Continue reading

SYDNEY METRO

I was pleased to speak in Parliament recently about Australia's largest infrastructure project being delivered by the Berejiklian Government- the Sydney metro. I was also proud to speak about the latest Metro announcement- the Metro West. This game changer of a project will commence construction next year in 2020 and is due to open in 2030 and will see two 25-kilometre tunnels will be bored from the CBD to Westmead via Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta.  Continue reading

INQUIRY INTO KOALA POPULATIONS AND HABITAT IN NSW

Recently, Portfolio Committee 7 inquiring into koala populations and their habitat in New South Wales took a field trip with the morning was spent tracking through Gilead, Beulah and Appin which was followed by public hearings at Campbelltown Arts Centre.  Continue reading

NSW GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES

I was pleased to speak in Parliament regarding the recently purchased Radiata Plateau by the Berejiklian Government. Prior to the sale I was pleased to accompany the Minister on a tour of the site (pictured). He took the opportunity to inspect this unique geological plateau from the air, noting the stunning sandstone cliffs, hanging swamps and ancient walking connections down to the Megalong Valley. Continue reading

STATE SENATOR ZACH WAHLS VISITS NSW PARLIAMENT

It was an honour to meet Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls and his Australian fiancé and journalist Chloe Angyal, guests of the Hon Natalie Ward MLC at State Parliament this week. Continue reading

RADIATA PLATEAU SAVED BY BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT

I welcome the purchase of the Radiata Plateau by the Berejiklian government. It is only a liberal Government that could deliver this great outcome for the community. The campaign to save Radiata Plateau from overdevelopment has been ongoing for thirty years and I congratulate all those involved in the fight.  Continue reading

GUANGDONG PROVINCE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION

I was pleased to inform the House recently of my Parliamentary Delegation to Guangdong Province in China. I was privileged to represent the NSW Parliament to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the sister-state relationship between the Province of Guangdong and State of New South Wales. Continue reading

COMMUNITY FIRE UNITS

As a resident of the Blue Mountains and growing up in Western Sydney, I am all too well aware of the dangers bushfire season present to our communities. Recently I took the opportunity in a Private Member’s Statement to acknowledge the volunteers in the Community Fire Units for the work they do in keeping our communities safe.  Continue reading