PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE AEROTROPOLIS

I am proud to have been chosen as Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and the Aerotropolis. One of the key objectives of the Berejiklian Government is its record infrastructure investment right across the state and supporting jobs through targeted stimulus measures. Continue reading

ELECTED AS GOVERNMENT WHIP IN THE UPPER HOUSE

I'm honoured to have been elected by my Parliamentary colleagues to the position of Government Whip in the Legislative Council. Continue reading

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROFESSIONALS AWARDS NIGHT

Always a pleasure to mix with local government. It was great to represent Minister Shelley Hancock MP at the Local Government Professionals awards night. In my welcome remarks I made the point that 48,000 professionals across the state deliver the essential services of local government and now more important than ever, as we deal with the many challenges from the pandemic to bush fires and floods! Continue reading

VISIT TO NEPEAN BLUE MOUNTAINS VACCINATION HUB

I was privileged to represent the Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and inspect the COVID-19 vaccine hub for the Nepean Blue Mountains Area Health Service in Kingswood. Continue reading

WORLD-FIRST APP TO HELP ADDRESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A world-first app aimed at holding domestic violence perpetrators to account and increasing their compliance with protection orders to help safeguard victims has been unveiled today. Attorney General and Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Mark Speakman launched the NSW Government-funded Avow app as part of a package of products to help people understand their legal obligations under an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO). Continue reading

PLASTICS INQUIRY

Portfolio Committee 7 (Planning and Environment) is inquiring into the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021. The Committee will be conducting several hearings over the next few months and hearing from key stakeholders about their views on this Bill.  Continue reading

NATIONAL SORRY DAY

Today we commemorate the Stolen Generations on National Sorry Day. On this day we remember the Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies of assimilation. Continue reading

FIRST TRIAL OF CASHLESS GAMING TECHNOLOGY

Liquor and Gaming NSW has received the first trial proposal for the use of cashless gaming machines at a venue in NSW. The trial led by Aristocrat Gaming and Wests Newcastle will see cashless payments for all club services including electronic gaming machines. Continue reading

MALLARD LAUNCHES COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE AT BLAXLAND

It was great to officially open the new Community Recycling Centre at Blaxland today. The NSW Government supported the establishment of the CRC with a grant of $83,875 to Blue Mountains City Council under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. Continue reading

PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 6 SITE VISIT

Legislative Council Portfolio Committee 6 (Transport and Roads) conducted a site visit to Orchard Hills for the inquiry into Acquisition of land for major transport projects.  Continue reading