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Roy Butler MP

It has been another busy fortnight, one week sitting in Parliament, and since Parliament rose, I have been in Canberra talking water and energy with federal actors. I also managed to slip down to Eden Monaro where Matt Stadtmiller is running for the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in the by-election. Matt and I spent a couple of days talking to locals and looking at the impact of recent devastating fires. We also turned to locals for advice on what needed to happen to prepare for the next fires.

In early July I am heading out to Coonamble, Walgett and Lightning Ridge. I hope to speak to plenty of people, and report back on the work we have been doing relevant to their communities.

Please keep your guard up on Coronavirus, as we see people moving around more and more, social distancing and hand hygiene is our best defence to keep the virus at bay. You have done an amazing job, hopefully in coming months we can see zero cases, and get back to a more normal life.

Stay safe, if you can, pay for something (Coffee, sandwich etc…) for the person lined up behind you, it will make their day!

Roy

Melinda Pavey
Pavey adopts more SFF Water Policy

In the last few days, we have seen the NSW Water Minister take up yet another of the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party’s Water Policies – in effectively pausing the Basin Plan.

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Wendy Robison and her parents

Fighting for Wendy

Many people know Wendy Robinson’s story.

Wendy has been championing for change after her parents, Ian and Margaret Settree, were murdered in their own home in Cobar by their son, Scott.

The murder of Wendy's parents thrust her into a world of legal argument and the courts for years as Scott was sentenced with the special verdict of ‘not guilty by reason of mental illness’.

Last week in Parliament we debated a Bill to change the special verdict to ‘act proven, but not criminally responsible’ a historic change to the legal system in NSW.

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Roy in Parliament

Let's talk about jobs

Last week in Parliament I took the chance to talk about jobs in Barwon, something that I have been accused of being anti because of my stance on the Narrabri Gas Project.

My stance on the Narrabri Gas Project has always been about protecting groundwater and the communities and industries that rely on it.

But since the Government accused me of being anti-jobs there are some facts, I felt it necessary to remind them of - mainly about the razor gang they've let loose on the Public Sector. 

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Recognising our fabulous Barwon-ites

This month I was able to recognise some fantastic residents of Barwon through Community Recognition Statements. 

I was delighted to recognise Jenny Campbell, Greta Richardson (Vale), Bec Crawford, Max Humphries (Vale), Steve Radford, Ronan Revell, Kogil Street Preschool, and Don Kennaugh.

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Have your say on the Narrabri Gas Project

I know there are a lot of people who are both pro and anti the Narrabri Gas Project who are keen to have their say about the project.

Five days of public hearings will take place from Monday 20 July 2020 to Friday 24 July 2020, commencing at 9.30am AEST daily.

While I am still petitioning the Minister to hold these hearings in person in Narrabri, the current plan is for these hearings to be 'Electronic Public Hearings'. For those who cannot access technology there will be a studio set up in Narrabri. 

The Commission will accept written comments on the Narrabri Gas Project up to seven days after the hearing via email, post or the online portal.

If you wish to speak you must register online by 5.00pm on Friday 10 July

 
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