REPORT ON KOALA POPULATIONS AND THEIR HABITAT IN NSW

The Upper House report on ‘Koala populations and habitat in NSW’ which I worked on over the past 12 months has been released.The report makes many findings and recommendations some focused on local issues and others policy considerations for the government. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS VISIT WITH ENVIRONMENT MINISTER KEAN

Some days are pretty special in this job. Yesterday being a good one spending the day with my mate Minister for the Environment and Energy Matt Kean in the Blue Mountains. Continue reading

PRIVATE MEMBERS STATEMENT- GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT BLACKHEATH

I was pleased to continue to inform the House on progress on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains and took the opportunity to call on Labor to stop playing politics. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 10 JUNE 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. This past week has been busy with the return of Committee work as well as 'the new normal' Parliamentary sittings resuming.  Continue reading

GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY UPGRADE

In my Private Members Statement in Parliament this week, I outlined the case for the Great Western Highway upgrade from Katoomba to Lithgow particularly focusing on the planned stage at Medlow Bath. Continue reading

GAMBLING

This week in Parliament I spoke on the harm caused by problem gambling. We have a unique opportunity to tackle problem gambling as we emerge from the pandemic lock down. Continue reading

RECONCILIATION WEEK 2020

National Reconciliation Week shines a light on Australia and its journey towards reconciliation and is held from 27 May - 3 June. This years theme on the 20th Anniversary, is 'In this together' reminds us all, that we need to be in this journey together. Continue reading

INQUIRY INTO THE STATE RECORDS ACT 1998 AND POLICY PAPER ON ITS REVIEW

I was pleased to Chair my first virtual committee hearing for the Social Issues Committee inquiry into the State Records Act 1998 and the Policy Paper on it’s Review.   Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- 27 MAY 2020

Welcome to Adjournment Notes. This past week has seen a number of announcements by the Berejiklian government to begin a cautious re-opening of the economy in particular the hospitality, arts and tourism sectors. Continue reading

INTRA-STATE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASED

Why not travel to the Blue Mountains when intra-state travel restrictions are eased on June 1?  It has been a particularly hard time for those in regional and rural NSW, with towns already doing it tough due to bushfires and drought. Continue reading