BLUE MOUNTAINS BUSHFIRE INQUIRY

I was pleased to join the Blue Mountains bushfire inquiry via zoom to hear from the Blue Mountains community including residents and members of the RFS who were impacted by the recent catastrophic fires.  Continue reading

RETURN TO PARLIAMENT

Today, May 12, 2020 we return to Parliament as we sit to debate and pass the COVID-19 Emergency Measures Bill. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 8 MAY 2020

Welcome to this week’s Adjournment Notes.I’ve been asked ‘what’s in the name?’ Adjournment is the debate that concludes the daily sitting of the House. Its a traditional debate that allows Members on all sides to venture into pet interests or issues that concern them. The Minister will rise and move a motion ‘that the House do now adjourn’ after which six speakers can address any issues they like for a maximum five minutes. At the conclusion the motion is put and the House rises to the next scheduled sitting day. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 22 APRIL 2020

At this unprecedented time of pandemic emergency and dramatic temporary changes to our lives it is good to know that the wheels of Government continue to turn. And so it is that whilst we are all isolating our Parliamentary duties and planning continue for the post pandemic times. Continue reading