My aim is to create rural and regional communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to; too many of our young people move to the cities and never return.
** Article sourced from The Land, 04 May 2016.Read more
The draft of new native vegetation laws is on public display, which is a significant step towards fulfilling the Nationals’ promise to repeal NSW’s controversial land clearing regulations by early 2017.
** Article and image sourced from The Land, 03 May 2016.
If you’ve been fishing on Australian waterway, you’ve seen them. Flashy, silver and causing a whole lot of trouble. No, we're not talking about runaway wakeboarders, we’re talking about European carp. This destructive foreign pest may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the latest in biological animal warfare.Read more
Our towns all have rich histories that deserve protection but that history needs to remain accessible to local people, not locked behind a door. The Heritage Near Me program is providing grants that will reactivate and animate local heritage spaces and preserve their heritage significance so that we can continue to enjoy and build upon our history.Read more
There are new regulations that apply to the sale and lease of properties with swimming pools. Under the new changes, homebuyers will have 90 days from when they settle to make sure their pool fences are compliant. These new regulations are aimed at ensuring backyard pools have effective physical barriers that protect children from drowning.Read more
Members turned out in force on Saturday for the Calare preselection in Bathurst filling out the meeting room with over 380 people. The show of strength was in many ways a fitting tribute to retiring Member John Cobb, who is stepping down after 15 years of dedicated service. State Member for Orange Andrew Gee was successful in his bid for Nationals preselection in an energetically contested ballot against three other candidates.Read more
We return to Parliament with major changes to help police combat and interrupt acts of terrorism.
This puts NSW at the forefront of Australian counter-terrorism measures, allowing police to put terrorism suspects in detention and question them when they are satisfied investigative detention could respond to, or prevent, a terrorist attack.Read more
The Preschool has been operating for the past 39 years so many members of the Community have been involved in the Centre as students and families. The community-based centre caters for up to 20 children daily, between 3 to 6 years of age. Dr Gillespie ...
Full story: http://myallcoastnews.com.au/11120-11120
** Article and image sourced from Myall Coast News, 27 April 2016.
It began in Cooma three years ago. Then, a few months back, it expanded northwards into the town of Young. And now, the Cooma Universities Centre (CUC) is looking to bring its highly successful "distance with assistance" model to the people of Broken Hill, more than 1,000 kilometres away.
** Article and image sourced from Cooma Express, 02 May 2016.