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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 6 July 2017

NSW Budget 2017 – Good or Bad For NSW & Cessnock Now every year when I write about the Budget I am bombarded with replies from the community about how…
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Raising the BARR – Week ending 2 June 2017

Surely Tax Provides A Good Outcome For All – Including Business A part of my role in Parliament is to have the most amazing conversations with various groups that offer…
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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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Speeches

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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