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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 19 November 2021

  VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING The concept of being able to end one’s life, when the end is near and the end is certain, is often called euthanasia. It also is…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 12 November 2021

  A HSC TO (NEVER) FORGET For the HSC class of 2021, the past 2 years have been unforgettable but highly worthy of forgetfulness. Remember that COVID hit our shores…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 29 October 2021

  SHOULD ICAC OVERLOOK LIES? I pose a few questions to us all, as a society. Should we have an ICAC? Should we have an independent body, a commission, that…
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Raising the BARR- Week ending 15 October 2021

  A NEW PREMIER! WHAT HAPPENED? Two weeks ago, I had already written for this fortnightly column before the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian decided that it was time for her…
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Speeches

Cessnock District Hospital

Today I speak about an issue that is facing my community and a number of people in my community through no choice of their own. I speak of our wonderful…
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West Wallsend Butterfly Cave

The Butterfly Cave is a sacred Aboriginal women’s site in the West Wallsend village in the electorate I have the great privilege to represent. In the past eight or nine…
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Bushfires

It is a pleasure to follow the good member for Port Macquarie’s wonderful contribution to this motion of condolence and to hear her talk about her community with such passion, pride…
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Greta Army Camp – Greta Mining Camp

On 9 and 10 November—just last weekend—in the small country town of Greta located in the Cessnock electorate, celebrations were held to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the founding of…
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