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

TOURING BLUE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK WITH MINISTER KEAN

It was great to tour the world famous Blue Mountains National Park with the Minister for the Environment Matt Kean. The Berejiklian Government is committed to protecting and preserving our beautiful natural environment.  Continue reading

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES AGAINST ILLICIT DRUGS

In response to the COVID crisis we have followed medical and professional advice with success. Why not during the slower rolling but equally devastating drug crisis? Continue reading

FAKE NEWS ON SCHOOL AIR CONDITIONING

More fake news from Labor this time on the school air conditioning program. I was pleased to highlight their failed approach on this Coalition Government program. NSW Upper House Liberal MP Shayne Mallard said "Labor seems to think we are simply popping down to Harvey Norman to pick up an air conditioner. In reality we are rolling out complex systems that include fresh air systems. These have to be skilfully retrofitted to many older style buildings. This usually involves power upgrades to the site. It's not as simple as Labor's Bunnings solution." Continue reading

OFFICIAL OPENING OF WHITTON PARK, GLENBROOK

It was great to represent Minister Stuart Ayres at the offical opening of Whitton Park, Glenbrook. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT NOTES- BUDGET EDITION

Welcome to a special edition of Adjournment Notes- Budget Edition.  Continue reading

OPENING OF VARUNA'S ACCESSIBLE WRITERS STUDIO

I was delighted to be representing the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Don Harwin MLC, to celebrate the opening of Varuna – the National Writers House’s accessible writer’s studio. Continue reading

AUS MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY

The Parliamentary Friends of Music, which I Chair, this week we came together to celebrate Ausmusic T-shirt Day.  Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a nation-wide celebration of Australian music that reminds us how lucky we are to have such a strong local music scene, with many highly talented and successful artists across all genres of music. Continue reading