Bali condolences

Express Examiner October 02

Bali condolences

Along with my colleagues and Federal counterparts, on behalf of the electorate I conveyed our heartfelt sympathy to the relatives and friends of the Australians who died or were injured in Bali on 12 October 2002, in Parliament. Sadly terrorism has now come to our region. The bombing and the callous and murderous manner in which it was performed will change forever the way we live in Australia and go about our daily lives. Everyone has been profoundly moved by the grief and quite dignity of those who lost friends and family in this cruel and terrible attack.

School grants

A total of $837,000 was allocated to local schools in the Lismore electorate for smaller building and renovation projects. Some of the local projects included;


Kyogle High School for 3 projects, demountable air cooling, a bus bay and external sun shading to the hall and an upgrade of the wood technology facilities 



Bonalbo Central School for 3 projects, dust extraction, an electrical upgrade and a stage 2 facilities upgrade

$ 25,000


Wiangaree Public School for a path and covered walkway 

$ 15,000

Woodenbong Central School for dust extraction


Casino West Public School for a canteen upgrade


Casino High School for isolation switches to the industrial arts area

Bonalbo Community Hall revamp

As part of the Living Centres Community Grants, the Bonalbo and District Development Association has received $3,971 to repair and rejuvenate the Bonalbo Community Hall.

Responsibilities/advice for end of year party's

As the year draws to a close, I am concerned about young people staying safe during the end of school year party season. An "End of Year Celebration Kit 2002" is available from my office and it comprises of an informational pamphlet with tips for a stress free gathering, particularly containing hints and tips for parents, hosts and guests to ensure successful, enjoyable and safe gatherings for everyone.

Trustee Members wanted

Applications are being invited from persons interested in being considered for appointment as a member of the Trust Board to manage the affairs of the Urbenville Reserve Trust. Applications should be lodged with the Land Access Unit of the Department of Land & Water Conservation, for further information contact Ph 6640 2061 or my office.

Rural Fire Brigade volunteers

Sadly the ensuing summer is going to be a long drawn out season for our local Rural Fire Service and its volunteers. Many have already been busy fighting fires in our region. The recent bad conditions, drought and lack of rain means the early onset of bushfire season is on us already. On behalf of the electorate, I convey our appreciation and thanks to all volunteers for their invaluable service to the community and those in need.

Seniors Week Grants 2003

Applications for Seniors Week Grants 2003 are being sought from non-profit organisations, volunteer organisations, local government and community groups to assist the development and/or organisation of local Seniors Week projects. The one-off grants are available in one of three categories of funding, up to $500, up to $1,000 and up to $5,000. A maximum of two application forms per organisation will be accepted. Application forms and more information on the grant guidelines are available from my Electorate Office. Applications close 5pm November 29th 2002.

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:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.