Latest news/media releases

Australian of the Year Awards 2017

The Australia Day Council of New South Wales invites nominations of inspirational Australians from our community in the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards. Through the Australian of the Year…
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Cessnock Electorate Budget Allocation 2016-2017

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP announces that the following Program Funding was allocated specifically for the Cessnock Electorate in the 2016-2017 Budget handed down yesterday…
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New Infrastructure Funding Now Available Through The Community Building Partnership Program

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP has announced that the NSW Government will once again conduct the Community Building Partnership Program in 2016. Applications for funding…
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Anzac Day 2016 Brochure and Service Information

Each year we commemorate ANZAC Day, showing our gratitude for those who served. This brochure seeks to tell us more about a few of those people. The stories give us…
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Lower Hunter Open Community Session

5.00 – 6.30 pm, Tuesday 22 March 2016 at Mulbring Lower Hunter residents are invited to an Open Community Session with Board Members and staff of Hunter Local Land Services. The casual event…
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Government Property – Our State for Sale

For some strange reason, the New South Wales Government has been acting more like a Real Estate agency than a Government for the people lately. The result is that we,…
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Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 5 May 2017

Unregistered Motorbikes – You CAN Help No doubt you have all seen unregistered motorbikes out on the streets.  They generally fall into 2 distinct categories; on their way to/from some…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 7 April 2017

Greyhounds Revival Last week in Parliament the State Government finally introduced the new Legislation to allow for greyhound racing to continue beyond June 30, 2017.  I am ever mindful that…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 24 March 2017

The Government is About To Sell Your Private Details It feels like almost every day, every time that I fill out a form, that I have to give away so…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 10 March 2017

A New Fee Added to Council Rates To Be Used To Fund Emergency Services Last week in Parliament the Government sought to change the way that we fund Emergency Services…
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Speeches

Cessnock Electorate Infrastructure Funding

I draw to the attention of the House an issue that is probably topical for a number of regions throughout New South Wales, but in particular for the Cessnock electorate.…
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Cellar Door Subsidy Scheme

Tonight I inform the House about an incredibly important issue in my electorate—namely, the Cellar Door Subsidy Scheme. The Cellar Door Subsidy Scheme, which ceased on 30 June 2012, provided…
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Tribute to Andrew “Joey” Johns

This afternoon I once again gloat about the achievements of people from the Cessnock electorate and congratulate Andrew “Joey” Johns on his induction into the Rugby League Immortals and into…
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Grandparent Carers

I draw the attention of the House to the plight of grandparents who must step in to raise their grandchildren. It is most fitting to raise this issue on the…
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