MALLARD CALLS ON DOYLE TO APOLOGISE OVER FIRE GAFFE

In a Private Members Statement to the NSW Parliament Upper House, I took the opportunity to praise local emergency services battling fires across the state and particularly in the Blue Mountains. I also took the opportunity to correct the record regarding categorically false claims regarding Emergency Service budget cuts made by the Labor Party.  Continue reading

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR INQUIRY INTO GAY AND TRANSGENDER HATE CRIMES BETWEEN 1970 AND 2010

Submissions for the Social Issues Committee Inquiry into Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010 are now open. You can now make a submission via the Parliaments Committee website.  Continue reading

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