Monday 2 July 2018
There’s a rally Sunday 8 July 2-4pm at the Teachers’ Federation Auditorium 37 Reservoir Street Surry Hills to support an independent ABC: HERE.
Monday 28 May 2018
The Legislative Council Public Accounts Committee has a formal Inquiry into the CBD and South East Light Rail construction impacts on residents and businesses. The Inquiry will consider financial and amenity impacts, compensation, communication about project delays and financial compensation. Details HERE.
Monday 28 May 2018
The government needlessly rushed through changes to local government electoral funding without consulting with councils, resulting in an unfair and undemocratic bill.Read more
(Debate on Bill, Wednesday 23 May 2018, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
The aim of any electoral funding reform should be to enable a fair and transparent system that: discourages donations in exchange for political influence; prevents rorting; does not place an unnecessary burden on the public purse; and ensures anyone, regardless of wealth or party affiliation can run for office.Read more
Monday 7 May 2018
Parliament’s A Little Night Sitting Tuesday 15 May 5-7pm looks at NSW becoming independent from Britain, with Professor Anne Twomey recounting the struggle between Imperial and Colonial law. Free but bookings essential, information HERE.
Monday 26 March 2018
The next State election is a year away. Do you need to update your enrolment details?
You can update this information online: aec.gov.au/enrol/change-address.htm
Monday 4 December 2017
My independent colleague Greg Piper, the Member for Lake Macquarie and I got the government to change a bill that would have made it harder for new independent candidates to contest future elections.Read more
Monday 13 November 2017
Parliament’s Education Services presents Professor Rodney Smith and Dr David Smith from The University of Sydney comparing Westminster and Presidential model democracies and their checks and balances Wednesday 15 November 5-7pm. Free but bookings essential, HERE.
(Debate on Bill, 14 November 2017, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I rise to support the Electoral Bill and the amendments to be moved by the Member for Lake Macquarie.Read more
Tuesday 3 October 2017
During school holidays, visit Parliament’s Family Fun Day Family 10am-3pm Friday 6 October. You can see inside the chambers and behind the scenes, hear stories from the ‘Ghosts of Our Colonial Past’, see the Parliament’s 1967 referendum display and take part in arts and crafts, role plays, guessing competition and a children’s trail. Details HERE.
Find out how NSW Parliament operates at ‘A Little Night Sitting’ Tuesday 10 October 5-7pm, where you can meet members, watch Legislative Assembly & Council sessions, learn about the Parliament’s history and our democracy. Free but bookings essential HERE.