NSW PARLIAMENT SETS UP INQUIRY INTO HISTORIC GAY HATE CRIMES

The NSW Legislative Council moved to establish a parliamentary inquiry into gay hate crimes that occurred in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party inquiry will be conducted by the Social Issues Committee and follows calls from the community for a parliamentary inquiry into the at least 88 murders of gay and transgender people over that period of which almost 30 remain unresolved. Continue reading

MALLARD CONGRATULATES FRANK VINCENT ON HIS 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE RFS

On Friday August 3 the dedication and hard work of the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service’s longest serving volunteers were honoured at the Blue Mountains District Medals Presentation on Friday August 3 held at the Mid Mountains Community Centre. Continue reading

MALLARD PROMOTES STATE BUDGET AT SPRINGWOOD EVENT

I was pleased to speak on the recent NSW State Budget at a public talk Springwood on Sunday.  Continue reading

EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF PACKAGE

I welcome the NSW Government’s $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package announced today which will help farmers right across New South Wales. This package now takes the Government’s drought support to more than $1 billion, with $584 million announced in June 2018. Continue reading

AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE BUILDING CONFERENCE RECEIVES $26,000 NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT

I was pleased to present the Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise Chairman, Donald Luscombe (pictured centre) and CEO Bernard Fehon (right) with a $26,000 grant on behalf of Minister for Tourism Adam Marshall to assist running the Australian Bushfire Conference in the Blue Mountains later this year.  Continue reading

SNEEK PEEK INSIDE THE NEW INTERCITY TRAINS

Last week Minister Constance took commuters on a tour of the new intercity trains set for the Blue Mountains line. The future of intercity rail travel for the Blue Mountains. And opposed by Labor’s Trish Doyle MP. Continue reading

The NSW Budget Building for Tomorrow, Delivering for Today

Today the NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet delivered the state budget with a headline of a $3.9 billion surplus and negative state debt (i.e. cash positive). This magnificent budget is a complete turnaround on what we inherited in 2011 and is a credit to fiscal discipline and reformist zeal of the Berejiklian, Baird and O’Farrell governments.  Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA, INTERSEXISM AND TRANSPHOBIA

I was pleased to join my Parliamentary colleagues from across the spectrum, including Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith and community leaders, to support IDAHOBIT: International Day against homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia today. 

PARLIAMENT HEARS OF ASBESTOS CONTROVERSY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Last week in Parliament I spoke regarding the Blue Mountains asbestos scandal.  I felt it was about time the Labor party answered for their incompetent mayor and colleagues running Blue Mountains City Council.  Continue reading

LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS FOR THE MOUNTAINS

Local sports clubs in the Blue Mountains have been awarded $3750 in funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillation Program.   Continue reading