The Kyogle Newspaper

22 May 2007

Visit by NSW Governor
The Lismore electorate was recently honoured by a visit from NSW Governor, Her Excellency Marie Bashir. School Captains and Vice Captains from across the electorate were invited to attend a lunch with the Governor which all enjoyed. It was pleasing to see the Kyogle region well represented with students attending from Kyogle High School, Bonalbo Central School and Woodenbong Central School.

$200,000 available through 2007 National Volunteer Awards
A share of $200,000 is now available for community volunteers through the 2007 National Australia Bank Volunteer Awards program. The Awards recognise the essential work undertaken by volunteers and promotes, encourages and develops the role of volunteers in the community.

Eligible candidates for the awards must be able to demonstrate best practice volunteering, be a not-for-profit organisation, be able to showcase a project or activity that happened within Australia during the last twelve months and fit into one of the following categories; art and culture, community service and development, education and youth development, emergency and safety, environment and wildlife, health and wellbeing, and tourism, sport and recreation.

For those interested in nomination, application forms are available from my office. The closing date for applications is 8 June 2007.

Reaching a Milestone: How to Arrange a Congratulatory Message
A 50th or 60th Wedding Anniversary or 90th or 100th Birthday are all significant milestones and can be celebrated with congratulatory messages from Members of Parliament, the Prime Minister, Governor-General, Premier, Governor and in some circumstances the Queen. If you or family members are commemorating any of these important milestones, please contact my office for further details about arranging for congratulatory messages.

Visiting Parliament House
Any local residents visiting Sydney, may be interested in taking a free tour of Parliament House on one of the preset tour dates throughout the year. The next tour date is 7 June between 1pm and 2pm with other tour dates throughout the year including; Thursday 5 July, Thursday 2 August, Thursday 6 September, Thursday 4 October, Thursday 1 November and Thursday 6 December. For further information about the tours please contact my office.

Office contacts (ph) 6621 3624, (fax) 6622 1403, PO Box 52 Lismore, Email: or

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

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