Small business owners in regional NSW are local champions. They are often our biggest employers, provide training and education for our young workers and support our local clubs and community.
Because small businesses invest so much in our local communities it is only right that the NSW Government repays that commitment by re-investing in them.Read more
The Commonwealth Government is currently conducting its Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education which seeks community ideas and involvement to improve the education and preparation of country youth for the future.
Stakeholder consultations are being held in Guyra, Armidale, Narrabri and Dubbo in the coming week where review leader Professor John Halsey will meet interested parties face-to-face.Read more
With Barnaby at the helm, Australian agriculture continues to boom, with the industry rampaging to record growth and value. Now worth close to $70 billion per year to GDP, Australia is no longer the country riding on the sheep’s back – we’re riding the entire agriculture sector and safeguarding the nation from recession.Read more
As a parliamentarian, you are afforded the chance to effect real change for the people of NSW if you choose to embrace the opportunity. For me, I am impacted by the experience of watching my father die a slow death over three and a half years, after being left in a nursing home incontinent and bedridden after a severe stroke.
I refused my father’s request to assist him to die, and that is a memory I live with since. It is not fair or just that our current laws preclude terminally ill people who are facing a painful and imminent death from having the means to die on their own terms and with dignity.Read more
Women’s sport is booming around the country. With record crowds smashing all expectations in women’s AFL, netball launching its new Super League and women’s soccer, rugby league and union all continuing to grow, the NSW Government is getting behind women’s sport.
$10 million has been committed to encourage girls to start playing – and stay playing – their favourite sport.Read more