NSW PARLIAMENT TO RESUME WHEN SAFE TO DO SO

I’m disappointed that today the Labor opposition, Greens, One Nation, Shooters party and Animal Justice have used their numbers to pull a dangerous irresponsible political stunt and forced the Legislative Council to sit contrary to health guidance for the state. Continue reading

HISTORIC BLUE MOUNTAINS TUNNEL A STEP CLOSER

Plans to build Australia’s longest road tunnel between Blackheath and Little Hartley are powering ahead, with a major contract awarded for the environmental assessment. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said AECOM Australia had been selected in a competitive tender process to work on the proposed 11-kilometre tunnel, a central component of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow.  Continue reading

ZERO EXTINCTIONS TARGET SET FOR NSW NATIONAL PARKS

Koalas, rock wallabies and the Nightcap Oak are some of the iconic species set to be protected under an historic National Parks plan to declare 221 sites as Assets of Intergenerational Significance (AIS) and set a target of zero extinctions of species on the NSW National Park estate. Continue reading

PLATYPUS TO RETURN TO THE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Environment Minister Matt Kean has today announced that after being absent for over half a century, the iconic platypus is set to make its return to The Royal National Park just south of Sydney. Continue reading

LET'S DO THIS- COVID VACCINATION

The only way out of lockdown and unlocking Australia is vaccination. So far over 70% of people in NSW have had for one dose vaccine. This is a tremendous feat in a short amount of time and is one of the fastest rates of vaccination in the world.  Continue reading

RFS AND SES MEMBERS SUPPORTING THEIR COMMUNITIES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

  Volunteers and staff from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) are stepping up to assist health officials with the infrastructure and logistics needed to fight the current Delta strain of COVID-19 in multiple locations across the State, including Dubbo and Wilcannia. Continue reading

COOEE CALL IN A COVID CRISIS

I recently wrote to Premier Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard encouraging the formation of a COVID citizens volunteer corps.  Continue reading

ACTION ON MRNA PRIMES NSW TO LEAD IN COMBATING GLOBAL DISEASES

The NSW Government has moved ahead in the race to become Australia’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing hub and a global force in the RNA industry. As part of its COVID-19 response, NSW is providing major support to the state’s leading universities, research institutions and hospitals to further advance NSW mRNA research, development and manufacturing capabilities.   Continue reading

REVIEW OF THE HERITAGE ACT 1977 HEARING

The Social Issues Committee has held its third hearing into the Review of the Heritage Act 1977. This hearing was fully virtual and streamed live on NSW Parliaments Youtube channel.  Continue reading

WESTERN SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Great to represent Minister Stuart Ayres to speak at the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are an opportunity to showcase Greater Western Sydney businesses. Continue reading