$279,720 boost for Ageing & Disability Services

The Kyogle News December 01

As the Parliamentary year is drawing to a close, items upon the agenda are: Law and order, the Native Vegetation Act, Fisheries Management Amendment Bill

$279,720 boost for Ageing & Disability Services

This allocation to 10 different organisations in the Lismore election has been gratefully welcome to be utilised for Home and Community Care (HACC) services and disability services in the Far North Coast region. In the Kyogle district the following funds were allocated: $20,451 for Nimbin Health and Welfare Association for centre based care $10,000 for Casino/Kyogle HACC Flexi Service for home modification and maintenance $60,000 for Northern Rivers Community Transport $41,000 for Casino Neighbourhood Centre Inc for respite services $60,000 Early Childhood Intervention - Therapy Far North Coast

Launch of Life Education

I was very pleased to participate and support Kyogle Quota Club's sponsorship and launch of the Life Education Program at Kyogle High School at the end of last month. We are all aware of the pressures that our youth face in the community and the Program is designed to help them make healthy choices. Thank you to Kyogle Quota's initiative in introducing this important program into the school.

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day will be celebrated next year on Monday 11th March 2002. In London this takes the form of a commemorative ceremony at Westminster Abbey attended by the Queen and visits to the Houses of Parliament. There is an opportunity for two young people aged 18-25 years to represent the NSW Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at these events in London. The places are open to people who may be in London at that time as no travel costs are included. I would be pleased to nominate young people. A form is available via the Electorate.

School Visits

I am always delighted to welcome school visits to the NSW Parliament. When the Parliament is sitting I am able to meet the school and give a short address on the workings of Parliament.

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