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Funding announced for Community Building Partnership projects in the Electorate of Cessnock

The Electorate of Cessnock has secured $298,684 in funding for a total of 18 projects through the NSW Government’s 2023 Community Building Partnership Program (CBPP). The Community Building Partnership Program…
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Playing field levelled for Cessnock women’s sport

Women’s sport in the Electorate of Cessnock has benefitted from a $1,898,400 injection following the awarding of grants in the NSW Government’s Level the Playing Field Program. The funding was…
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Local sports clubs receive life-saving defibrillators

New life-saving defibrillators will be installed at local grassroots sports facilities following the awarding of grants in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Seven local sporting organisations from…
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Cessnock Electorate benefits from $50,000 in Local Sport Grant Program funding

Community sport in the Electorate of Cessnock have shared in $4.4 million in NSW Government funding following the awarding of grants in the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. The…
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Better bus stops on the way for Cessnock Electorate

Better public transport infrastructure is on the way in Cessnock Electorate as it is set to receive a share of a $1.6 million which will go towards upgrading bus stops…
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NSW Government Invests $1.2 Million In Local TAFE NSW Campuses

TAFE NSW campuses in the Electorate of Cessnock will receive a funding boost, with the NSW Government investing $1.2 million to upgrade campus infrastructure and improve digital connectivity. This investment…
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Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 31/5/2024

WHO WANTS TO BE A PUBLIC SERVANT One of my roles as an MP is to participate in Committee work. I am on a number of Committees and I am…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 17/5/2024

THE ENERGY EVOLUTION IS NO EASY RIDE Many will be aware that across Australia we are moving our energy production away from fossil fuels like coal and gas, and toward…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 3/5/2024

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE SUPER CAREFUL ABOUT SCAMS As sure as night follows day, the scammers of this world are getting better and better at their ability to convince us…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 19/04/2024

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE BONDI JUNCTION COMMUNITY In a few weeks’ time we will mark 12 months since the tragic bus crash at Greta. We will reflect on…
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Speeches

Hunter Valley Bus Accident

Clayton Barr - Condolences
Mr CLAYTON BARR (Cessnock) (19:03): I have tried a couple of times to sit down and write this speech, and each time I sit down a bit of a fog comes through.…
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State Election

Clayton Barr - Private Member's Statement
Mr CLAYTON BARR (Cessnock) (20:02): I comment on the 2023 State election in the electorate of Cessnock. I recognise from the outset that I have had the chance to make a couple…
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Tribute to Phil Papworth

Clayton Barr - Private Member's Statement
I make a brief statement about Phil “Pappy” Papworth, who died just before Easter. Pappy was a long-time career schoolteacher who taught all over the State. He was an ugly…
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FISAF International World Sports Aerobics and Fitness Championships

Clayton Barr - Community Recognition Statements
Mr CLAYTON BARR (Cessnock) (15:41): I acknowledge three young ladies from Cessnock who are off to the FISAF International World Sports Aerobics and Fitness Championships 2022 in the Czech Republic…
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