The Kyogle News April 00
Parliament resumed this month for its Budget sitting. I am disappointed
that the Carr Government seem to be more intent on debating Federal
issues and not prepared to debate and answer questions on State matters
such as roads, health, police etc.
Area Assistance Scheme Grants
Congratulations to Woodenbong Showground Facility Group and Eden Creek
Fairymount Preschool in being successful in their applications for
funding. I am sure the local communities will benefit greatly from this
Cross Border Commission
The Coalition, through Don Page, has introduced legislation establishing
an independent Cross Border Commission, which will examine issues affecting
people and businesses in communities bordering other states. I am pleased
with this initiative especially following my recent meetings at
Murwillumbah to discuss the problems, which affect the whole Northern
Rivers in being competitive to our Queensland counterparts.
Water Management White Paper
Submissions closed for the White Paper on 31 March and subsequently the
National Party have released copies of its comments, compiled by Don Page,
Shadow Minister for Land & Water Conservation, who is also leading the
debate on for having the legislation tabled for 12 months. This should
be concluded by the end of the week. Anyone interested in obtaining a
copy can contact my office.
Forms are available, from my office, for assistance under
the 2000 Royal Australian Historical Society's local history and archives
May I extend my blessings to everyone during the Easter period and I
trust the Anzac celebrations will be enjoyed by all.