Casino Beef Week

Echo 3 June 99

Casino Beef Week

Beef Week was again a tremendous success drawing thousands of visitors to Casino - "The Beef Capital". There were many highlights including the Led Steer Competition drawing entries from Chinchilla, Queensland in the North, to Umina and Singleton in the South. Congratulations to each and everyone who contributed in any way, the success of Beef Week 1999 is made possible by the spirit of the community and its organisers. This unique celebration again reinforces that for any promotion to be successful the community need to support the event. So I encourage everyone to attend this weekend's Lismore Fun Festival, being coordinated by Lismore Unlimited. Organisers work very hard in putting these events together so the least we can do is to patronise these functions.

Police Medals and Awards Presentation Ceremony

One of the most rewarding duties for Richmond Commander Superintendent Barry Audsley is to recognise and praise the hard work of his police officers as stated at the recent ceremony. Police Officers do it tough and don't often get the respect and recognition that they deserve. This ceremony is the once a year applaud for our local officers, volunteers and staff. We also must pay tribute to the families who are there to support these Officers all the time.

Daylight Saving

The Carr Government is proposing to extend Daylight Saving, without consultation with rural and regional NSW, to accommodate the 2000 Olympics. I don't believe the Premier has given any consideration to interstate discrepancies or to our rural farming communities, who will be getting up well before sunrise and many country school children will be waiting for school buses in the dark. The National Party have objected very strongly against any extension to Daylight Saving.

Debutante Ball

Rhonda and I had the pleasure of attending the Catholic Debutante Ball, recently. We were very impressed at the camaraderie of more than thirty Debutante's and their partners. This event brought tears to the eyes of many very proud parents' witnessing the presentation.

1999/2000 Capital Assistance Program

An information pack on the Department of Sport and Recreation's 1999/2000 Capital Assistance Program is available with the closing date being 29 June 1999. Any sporting group wishing to obtain an application form can contact my office.

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