From Peel St, Tamworth to Argent St, Broken Hill and Byng St, Orange, your dedicated Nationals team are ready to champion your issues on Macquarie St, Sydney. Our hard working regional members, who represent your views in the 56th NSW Parliament, should be thanked for their assistance in creating the NSW Government’s 12 priorities.
These priorities set out our agenda for what must be fixed before this term is over – all vital priorities complimenting the record breaking work underway for and across regional NSW. Creating 150,000 new jobs, building key infrastructure to take on 30 per cent more car trips, as well as improving government services are vital priorities to improve lives and futures in regional towns and communities. Reducing domestic violence by stopping repeat offending, addressing rising youth homelessness and protecting our kids through reducing the number of young people at risk of harm are issues that can be aggravated in isolated communities and worthy priorities for this State Government to identify this term.
We are back at NSW Parliament fresh from our home electorates where our team has been making large headways in the regions such as Minister Barilaro’s investment in apprentices and trainees and Minister Piccoli’s introduction of payments to help students living in out-of-home care during their final years of high school.
Regional reforms, many long-overdue, have been achieved already this year in both houses. NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair deserves congratulations for his work with the landmark bio-security bill which marks a world-class standard in food security and protects our vital agricultural industries. Local Government Minister Paul Toole’s Councillor Misconduct and Poor Performance Bill is posed to pass through the Legislative Council in coming weeks to set a new standard in councillor professionalism.
There’s only four weeks of Parliament remaining – and your Nationals are determined to make them count.