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SUCCESSFUL 2014 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Clayton Barr, MP, State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock advises the following applicants were successful in receiving funding from the Cessnock Electorate’s $400,000 Community Building Partnership funding allocation for…
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FUNDING FOR LOCAL TAFES TO BE SECURED UNDER A NSW LABOR GOVERNMENT

State Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr has said that a NSW Labor Government will protect the future of TAFE by placing a cap on the amount of public funding that…
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NOMINATIONS CLOSE SOON FOR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2015 NSW Women of the Year Awards. This is a fantastic way for our communities to recognise the inspirational women in our lives and…
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Community Building Partnership (CBP) Outcomes

The Community Building Partnership (CBP) was introduced in 2010 by the last Labor State Government. It basically allocates an amount of money to each State seat, and local community groups…
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Government Announces Closure of Wollombi Public School

The decision to close Wollombi School is a decision that will impact on the families and that small community, significantly. I am of course most disappointed that the Upper House…
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Pathways to Education

WEA, TAFE & Uni4You are offering a free Information Session on Courses, Programs, Training & Open Foundation available in 2015. Choosing the Career Pathway that is right for you! Wednesday…
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Speeches

Cessnock Electorate Events

What a privilege to be back in Parliament. I started my inaugural speech in this House using a phrase something akin to “brimming with pride and enthusiasm”. I start this…
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CESSNOCK ELECTORATE EMPLOYMENT

I wish to speak today of a strange phenomenon in my electorate—and, to be perfectly honest, I do not know whether it is a good or a bad thing. I…
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Cessnock Rugby League Centenary

Three weekends ago Cessnock celebrated 100 years of rugby league at an event held at the Cessnock Rugby League Supporters Club, which is the largest club in my electorate. More…
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Stanford Merthyr

The small village of Stanford Merthyr in my electorate has a long history. This village would have barely 1,000 residents and probably fewer than 300 houses. However, something important is…
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