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2021 Cessnock Local Woman of the Year – Kim Sweeny

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP is pleased to announce Mrs Kim Sweeny is the 2021 Local Woman of the Year for the Cessnock Electorate. The…
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Local Student Finalist One to Watch – NSW Women of the Year Awards

State Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr MP, congratulates Charlotte Childs on her nomination as a finalist in the 2021 ‘The One To Watch Awards’ at the NSW Women of the…
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Labor Demands Berejiklian Government Speed up Singleton Bypass

NSW Labor is demanding the Berejiklian Government explain why Singleton has been left waiting for a desperately needed bypass, as the local road network struggles to cope with growing traffic.…
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Johnsen Sells Out Over Scone TAFE Sell-Off

NSW Labor is demanding Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen explain why he refuses to stand up to Sydney politicians who are selling Scone TAFE out from under his community. Labor…
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LED Lighting Installed Branxton Tennis Club

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, attended by Miller Park, Branxton to view the newly installed LED lights at the Branxton Tennis Club facilities. The club…
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Premier Fails to Properly Appoint a Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter for Almost Two Years

NSW Labor has demanded the Premier explain why it took almost two years to properly appoint a Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter. Gladys Berejiklian has finally appointed Liberal MP Taylor…
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Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR- Week ending 03 September 2021

  THE HARDEST PART OF A 7 DAY LOCKDOWN IS THE FIRST 5 WEEKS I don’t think that too many of us could have predicted that when the Hunter went…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 20 August 2021

  OUR HEALTH WORKERS AND HEALTH NETWORKS ARE TRUE CHAMPIONS The incredible work being done right across our Health agencies really needs to be recognised and applauded. The many hours…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 6 August 2021

  BRAVO! TO OUR COMMUNITY Last week, across most of the Hunter, we were all asked to go into a lockdown. We have delivered in bucket-loads and we should all…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 23 July 2021

  BEWARE THE “DISINFORMATION DOZEN” – THEY COULD KILL YOU Up to 73% of all of the anti-COVID and anti-vaccination information is being spread by just 12 individuals, most of…
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Speeches

Hunter Roads

Today’s front page of the Cessnock Advertiser screams: “Will it take a death?” This is the daily concern of Weston residents who fear someone will lose their life at the…
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Edgeworth Public School Bus Stop

Mr CLAYTON BARR ( Cessnock ) ( 18:09 ): I pay tribute to the ability of three government departments in my electorate, producing absolutely nothing, for stalling over the past…
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Government Policies

Mr CLAYTON BARR ( Cessnock ) ( 18:31 ): Since the announcement of the Sydney stadium rebuilds in November last year, I have been surprised at the level and breadth…
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Tribute to David Clark

Mr CLAYTON BARR ( Cessnock ) ( 17:33 ): For communities to grow and flourish we rely on the commitment and dedication of community-minded people. The Cessnock community was rocked…
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