ON MONDAY (March 23, 2020) I marked my first year as State Member for Lismore, one dominated by the unprecedented community challenges of drought, bushfires, floods, and now, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.
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Our communities need now, more than ever, to be able to trust that our leaders and government at all levels have our interests foremost in decision-making.
Many locals contacted and asked me about the preparedness of hospitals in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) when it comes to the threat of COVID-19 in our region.
I am receiving many inquiries from concerned community members regarding Novel Coronavirus. People are understandably very worried, given its sudden onset, spread and until now an unknown virus.
Australia is in a climate crisis, Australians need reassurance, Australians need you to lead Prime Minister, to provide this reassurance.
The Berejiklian-Barilaro Government is lagging behind public opinion and the rest of Australia by voting down Labor’s Bill to ban single-use plastic bags.
THIS year marks 40 years since the historic rainforest logging blockades and protest action at Terania Creek which led to the creation of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park.
I welcome the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘ICE’, established by the Premier, to Lismore and hope through their work that findings and recommendations can be put forward to help the New South Wales Government, supported by the Opposition and community, indeed chart A Better Way. The current way is clearly not working.
KNITTING Nannas from the Northern Rivers can now finally ‘come in from the cold’ after seven years of fortnightly knit-in protests outside my predecessor Thomas George’s electorate office.
I AM hopeful that Lismore City Council this month will join me in supporting a community-driven initiative to improve pedestrian safety in Nimbin’s Cecil Street in the interim until a permanent bridge over the creek culvert can be funded and built.