Cattle Tick Motion

The Kyogle News April 01

Cattle Tick Motion

To highlight the discontent of producers in my electorate, I recently tabled a Notice of Motion, calling on the Legislative Assembly to condemn the Carr Government and the Minister for Agriculture for their failure to protect the NSW cattle Industry from ticks and for contradicting advice given to producers, by representatives of NSW Agriculture, at a public meeting in Casino late last year that producers would not be charged for tickicide. I will continue to pursue an acceptable outcome for the cattle producers in the tick quarantine area.

Firearms Spokesperson Consults

Mr Adrian Picolli, National Party Spokesperson for Firearms visited recently to speak and discuss various issues of concern with local sporting and firearm organisations. For further information or to obtain a copy of the updated National Party policy, please contact my office.

$198,894 for Local Schools

10 projects received assistance under the 2000/01 Capital Works and Maintenance Program, ranging from telephone system replacements, tractor upgrades, security fences, demountable air conditioning and painting. Local schools were as follows; Kyogle High $68,000 Kyogle Public $2,500

NorthPower Community Halls Support Scheme

Following my representations on behalf of numerous non-profit organisations, NorthPower has announced its commitment to assist community halls that are used by the general public and non-profit organisations like the Scouts, Girl Guides, Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Services. Assistance is in the form of $200 towards electricity bills. Inquiries can be made direct to NorthPower on 132 066 or application forms are available from my office.

HIH Insurance

The Insurance Council of Australia is providing information to policyholders and claimants affected by the provisional liquidation of HIH. Policyholders are able to contact the provisional liquidator KPMG on toll free 1800 600 400 or alternatively access to the Insurance Council of Australia Internet site:
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my blessings to everyone during the Easter period and I trust the Anzac celebrations will be enjoyed by all.

Contact Details:

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