NORTH COAST MPS WELCOME SHADOW POLICE MINISTER

North Coast MPs welcome Shadow Police Minister

13 February 2008

The Nationals North Coast MPs Geoff Provest (Tweed), Don Page (Ballina), Steve Cansdell (Clarence) and Thomas George (Lismore) are set to welcome NSW Shadow Police Minister, Mike Gallacher MLC, on a fact-finding tour of the North Coast.

The MPs said they were keen for the State’s alternative Police Minister to gain a very good understanding of law and order challenges on the North Coast. This would be achieved by meeting key community leaders in relaxed settings for informal discussions.

Mr Gallacher is a Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council and a former Senior Constable in the NSW Police Force. He is also the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations.

On Saturday 16 February, Mr Gallacher will be hosted by Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest. They will meet representatives of the Police Federation (8.30AM, PCYC, Florence St, Tweed Heads), Tweed Neighbourhood Watch (9.30AM, PCYC). Mr Gallacher will then be the special guest speaker at the AGM of the Tweed Nationals (11.30AM, Solo Resources, Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah).

On Sunday 17 February Mr Gallacher will be in the Ballina Electorate talking to local residents.

On Monday 18 February Mr Gallacher will visit Murwillumbah with Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George. They will meet Tweed Shire Council (10.00AM, Council Chambers); Murwillumbah Neighbourhood Watch (11.30AM); and the Murwillumbah Business Chamber (12.30PM, Murwillumbah Services Club).

On Tuesday 19 February Mr Gallacher will visit the Richmond and Clarence Valleys with Clarence Nationals MP Steve Cansdell. They will meet the Casino Chamber of Commerce (10.00AM, Zebras Café, 100 Barker St, Casino); the Coraki Progress Association (11.30AM, Coraki) the Yamba Chamber of Commerce (2.00PM, Yamba Marina Café, Yamba Marina); the Maclean Chamber of Commerce (3.00 PM, Maclean RSL); the Grafton City Chamber of Commerce & Industry and South Grafton Progress Association (4.15PM, Grafton).

North Coast media representatives are welcome at most events. Please contact the appropriate local MP to confirm:

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577