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  • The New South Wales economy has gone from zero to number one in the country under Mike Baird and his Liberal team

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NSW DEBT FREE FOR FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS

The NSW Government has wiped out the State’s net debt and delivered a cash positive result in 2015-16, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has announced. Ms Berejiklian today released the Total State Sector Accounts (TSSA) which showed a final surplus of $4.7 billion in 2015-16 – an improvement of $1.3 billion since the June 2016 Budget forecast. The improved surplus compared with the June 2016 Budget forecast was due largely to one-off items including higher realised distributions from investments and actuarial valuations in SICorp. Continue reading

NEW STRATEGY TO PROMOTE GOOD DESIGN

Around this time last year I gave notice of a Private Member’s Motion in support of the 2015 Sydney Architecture Festival. It was a good opportunity for all sides of politics to get involved in a considered debate about the role of architecture and design in our state more generally and it sparked interesting discussion about how we might want our city to look in the future. Continue reading

Labor's Shameful Political Games on Nepean Hospital

  Labor hides their Shadow Health Spokesman Walt Secord in the NSW Upper House, where he does not have to go face to face with the formidable and highly respected Minister for Health Jillian Skinner. From his protected perch he regularly bullies the Minister and tries to undermine the confidence and morale of our health system and its workers. Last week's stunt on Nepean hospital is a typical example. As an MP actually born at Nepean hospital I took a very personal interest in calling out Labor's shameful political games. Continue reading

SPEECH ON THE SUBCONTINENTAL COMMUNITY IN NEW SOUTH WALES

I recently gave a speech in the Legislative Council on a Private Members Motion congratulating the sub-continental community on the enormous contributions that they have made to New South Wales through hard work and determination for a better life. In doing so, I also paid tribute in particular to the Indian communities in South-West and Western Sydney and their local members Melanie Gibbons MP and Dr Geoff Lee MP, who are both doing an incredible job engaging, representing and embracing the wonderfully complex diversity of those parts of Sydney.I also highlighted the importance of events like Parramasala and Starry Sari Night which underpin the good faith that we have built with the diverse communities in our State. They also help others of non-subcontinental backgrounds to understand and share in all that the subcontinent has to offer.I look forward to events like Parramasala in 2017 and hope that the future holds even greater diversity and cultural offering from all those who look to make New South Wales their home. Continue reading