2001 Seniors Week
The Kyogle News March 01
Recently I had the opportunity to travel West of the Range and be available
to speak with residents from Urbenville, Woodenbong, Bonalbo, Old Bonalbo,
Grevillia, Wiangaree and attend a DTRAC meeting in Legume.
2001 Seniors Week
Seniors Week 2001 "Share the Experience" will be held from 18-25 March.
Local successful projects include:
$400 Casino/Kyogle HACC Flexible Service
$400 Kyogle & Citizens Sunshine Club
$400 Nimbin Health & Welfare Association Inc
Congratulations to all organisations and I hope that the celebrations are
enjoyed by all.
Dairy Committee Visits
This gathering was well attended by local dairy farmers, Norco
representatives and other interested parties, who left the Committee with no
doubt that deregulation has had a devastating effect in this area and will flow
on to affect many others. All tiers of government need to support dairy
farmers and Norco in surviving this critical time.
Win For Graziers
Following my representations to the Minister for Agriculture, a delay has
been achieved in the implementation of a controversial announcement to charge
producers for the chemicals that are used under the NSW Agriculture's tick
eradication program. This announcement that was outlining a plan, which
also implied was acting in response to the Board of Tick Control (BTC) views,
was quickly rejected by the producer members of the BTC. Furthermore, this
decision flew in the face of assurances from the Department who advised a
meeting in Casino late last year that the Minister and NSW Agriculture would not
be walking away from the tick eradication program.
Rural Health Scholarships
I would like to advise local students, that have graduated or current year
12 students, of scholarships available through the NSW Rural Doctors Network
website, www.nswrdn.com.au. This
site advises of assistance to study health courses at universities, listing many