ADJOURNMENT NOTES- OCTOBER 7, 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. It has been a very busy month in NSW Parliament and the Legislative Council. I spoke on a range of community and legislative issues.  Continue reading

COAL ASH INQUIRY- SITE VISIT TO LAKE MACQUARIE

The Public Works Committee inquiry into Coal Ash repositories recently conducted a site visit Lake Macquarie.  Continue reading

DOGS IN POLITICS DAY

It was great to start a busy sitting day meeting some dogs in search of adoption for 'Dogs in Politics Day' organised by the Parliamentary Friends of the Animals of which I am a Member. Continue reading

PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY AND SYDNEY WORLD PRIDE 2023

It was great to have Members from across the Parliament come together for the re-establishment meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of the LGBTQI Community and Sydney World Pride 2023, of which I am Chair.  Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES SPECIAL EDITION- SAVING OUR KOALAS

Welcome to a special edition of Adjournment Notes- Saving our Koalas. A lot has been said in the last week regarding the Koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). I bring you this special edition of Adjournment Notes to present you with the facts regarding koala populations and protecting their habitat.  Continue reading

MEETING WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM THE RHODODENDRON GARDENS

I was very pleased to donate and plant a Rhododendron called 'Christmas cheer' and meet with the wonderful volunteers today at the Blackheath after announcing a $20,000 grant from the NSW Liberal Government to help them recover from the bushfires.

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. It has been a busy few weeks as Parliament returned to the normal sitting calendar and the resumption of Committee work after the winter recess in July. Last week was a busy Parliamentary sitting week after Labor and the Greens recalled the Upper House. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS TOURISM CHAMPIONS SHARE THEIR STORIES IN VIDEO SERIES

Blue Mountains tourism industry champions have shared their inspiring stories in a video series that takes future holidaymakers behind the scenes to motivate them to support local when planning their next escape once non-essential travel advice is updated. Continue reading

INQUIRY INTO STATE RECORDS ACT FINAL HEARING

Last hearing today for the Social Issues Committee inquiry into the State Records Act 1998 and Policy Paper on its Review which I Chair. We heard from a variety of witnesses who were sharing their views on the proposal to merge State Archives and Records Authority with the Sydney Living Museum.  Continue reading

VARUNA NATIONAL WRITERS HOUSE FOUR YEAR FUNDING ANNOUNCED

Varuna the National Writers House is a unique cultural gem in the upper Blue Mountains nurturing our writing talent and international reputation. So it was exciting to meet with Chair of the Board Jennifer Scott to confirm $740,000 over four years to support their invaluable cultural work. And to hear about this great cultural institution. Continue reading