POLITICS IN COLOUR

Our Parliaments need to be more diverse and reflective of our communities whether it be occupations, sex, sexuality, racial backgrounds or disability to name a few areas of diversity. I’m pleased as a gay member of Parliament to join my colleagues and friends Don Harwin and Alex Greenwich in an online conversation about our experiences as gay politicians. Continue reading

2021 NATIONAL DIESEL DIRT AND TURF EXPO

It was great to represent Minister Ayres at the 2021 National Diesel Dirt and Turf expo at Eastern Creek which Australia's largest construction expo and is all about bringing together the best of the best across the earthmoving industry and showcasing the latest equipment, technology and services.  Continue reading

CAMPBELLTON ARTS CENTRE- NOLA TEGEL DINNER

It was great to represent Minster for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres at the Campbelltown Arts Centre with exhibition commissioned by the gallery by local artist Nola Tegel as part of Campbelltown's 200th anniversary.  Continue reading

SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR LIVE MUSIC VENUES, ACCOMODATION AND EVENTS

It was great to join my colleagues Treasurer Dom Perrottet and Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres to announce a support package for live music venues, accommodation and events.   Continue reading

FAREWELL TO HON. JOHN AJAKA

This week we farewelled highly respected President of the NSW Legislative Council the Hon. John Ajaka who leaves the Parliament of NSW with the goodwill of all Members across the Parliament. Continue reading

$4 MILLION FUNDING INJECTION FOR SYDNEY'S PRECIOUS PARKLANDS

Great announcement by Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes with more money to help local councils fund new public spaces as part of its strategy to increase green open space throughout Greater Sydney. 12 councils will receive, and then match, funding to deliver new and improved pedestrian and cycle pathways, parks and open spaces as part of the Metropolitan Greenspace Program. Continue reading

NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

It was inspiring to attend the NSW Women of the Year Awards with our fantastic women leaders. A big congratulations to Dr Kerry Chant who won the NSW Woman of the Year Award for her tireless work during the pandemic.  Continue reading

BUDGET ESTIMATES

Today is the first day of the coming fortnight of Budget Estimate hearings for 2021 and we heard from Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance. Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiry involves detailed questioning on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants. Continue reading

FUTURE OF WORK INQUIRY INTO THE GIG ECONOMY

The Legislative Council Select Committee is inquiring into the 'Future of Work' of NSW in particular the gig economy.  Continue reading

STRATA SCHEMES MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT (SUSTAINABILITY INFRASTRUCTURE) BILL 2020

I was pleased to speak in Parliament this week regarding the Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Sustainability Infrastructure Bill) 2020 which amends the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 to reduce the voting threshold for strata owners corporations to approve the installation of sustainability infrastructure in their strata scheme.  Continue reading