Latest news/media releases

Natural Disaster Declaration Welcome

State Member for Cessnock, Clayton Barr has today welcomed the declaration of the Cessnock Council area as a natural disaster zone, following days of wild weather conditions. The Natural Disaster…
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HUNTER MPS APPOINTED TO LABOR SHADOW CABINET

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has today appointed two MPs from the Hunter to senior positions in Labor’s Shadow Cabinet as part of a refreshed line-up to take the fight…
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Barr & Pynsent check progress of vineyard roads project

State Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr has joined Mayor Bob Pynsent to check on the progress of the $20 million vineyard roads project. The $20 million vineyard road commitment is…
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Concerns regarding State Government’s privatisation plans on local electricity services

Shadow Minister for Regional infrastructure Mick Veitch visited local State MP Clayton Barr last week to discuss the impact of the State Government’s privatisation plans on local electricity services, and…
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MEDIA REPORTS AND LIBERAL CANDIDATE WRONG – THE REGIONS SCHOOLS ARE NOT ALL FITTED WITH FLASHING LIGHTS

Clayton Barr, MP State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock is concerned that incorrect media reports earlier this week, at a Liberal Candidate gimmick, will put students’ lives at risk.…
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TAFE CUTS COME AT THE WORST TIME

The local economy is slowing, and people are losing their jobs left, right and centre. You would think that at this time, more than ever, the Government would want to…
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Raising the Barr

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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Raising the BARR – Week ending 12 August 2016

New and Improved Service NSW There is no doubt that people from right across our area will have noted changes at the old RTA/RMS building in Cessnock.  First of all…
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Speeches

Hunter Expressway Construction

I raise an issue in the House today that is of considerable concern to residents in my electorate—that is, the construction of the Hunter Expressway. I speak on this issue…
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Mining Safety

Last Sunday I was humbled and privileged to attend the Northern District Branch of the United Mineworkers’ Annual Memorial Service at the Jim Comerford Memorial Wall in Cessnock. The wall…
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City of Cessnock

I take this opportunity to tell the House about the town of Cessnock, which gives my electorate its name and is the town where my family and I live. We…
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Parkinson’s Unity Walk

I rise to speak of a fantastic event to be staged this Sunday, the Parkinson’s Disease Unity Walk. The unity walk is in its fourth year and is a major…
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