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2016 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships Program Open

Applications for the 2016 round of Housing NSW Youth Scholarship Program are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday July 31, 2015, Clayton Barr, MP, State Member for…
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Community Building Partnership Program Grant applications now open

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 2015. The Program offers…
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Have a say on the M1 Pacific Motorway intersection upgrade at Beresfield

From the RMS The community is invited to have a say on the proposed design for the M1 Pacific Motorway, John Renshaw Drive and Weakleys Drive intersection upgrade at Beresfield.…
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Barr Calls for Carers Awards Nominations

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, has encouraged members of the community to nominate someone they know for the 2015 New South Wales Carers Awards. The…
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The 2015 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize now open for entries

Aboriginal artists born in or living in New South Wales have an opportunity to be in the running to win $40,000 with the 2015 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize…
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Anzac Day 2015 – 100 Years

Whatever we think of war, the bravery of those who serve will never be in dispute. They are the reason we commemorate ANZAC Day. The stories in this brochure are…
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Raising the Barr

Raising the BARR – Week ending 7 October 2016

Is The State Really FREE Of Debt? No, Of Course Not! If the State had no debt, then a fair question to ask would be “why do we pay $2Billion…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 23 September 2016

Your Land Title Might Now Be a “Clayton’s” Title Last week in Parliament the Government took the decision to privatise our Land Titling and Registry Services.  How important is Land…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 9 September 2016

Driverless Cars – Winners and Losers I can’t tell you how excited I am by driverless cars. Imagine being able to climb into the car at home, head off to…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 26 August 2016

NSW Government State Representative Award For a number of years, the NSW Government State Representative Award has been recognising people who have represented the State of NSW in a competitive…
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Speeches

Teachers

Why are we losing our teachers from our schools? Recently I became aware of two local teachers who are looking for other careers, careers that have nothing to do with…
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Kirkton-Lower Belford Community Save Our Suburbs Group

I draw to the attention of the House the power and passion I and my staff have witnessed recently from two of the small communities in my electorate—the community of…
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Cows Create Careers Program

I inform the House that once again the Cessnock electorate is representing New South Wales and doing the State proud. I am not talking about famous luminaries from my area…
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Beresfield RSL Remembrance Day Service

I congratulate the member for Castle Hill on the arrival of his second daughter, Amelia Frances, on 28 September. It was with great pleasure that I was invited to the…
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