WATER MINISTER BLAME GAME

To deflect blame for ignoring the complexities of recovering more water from communities, the Government has now misled Parliament with numbers as rubbery as their election promises. In a bizarre over-reach the Minister for Water, Tanya Plibersek has ignored publicly...

NEW JOB FOR A SITTING MATE

After sacking the independent National Resilience and Recovery Commissioner, the Labor Government have announced a new role for one of their own, appointing Senator Tony Sheldon as Special Envoy for Disaster Recovery. Shadow Emergency Management Minister, Perin Davey,...

AVOID RISKS BY WORKING TOGETHER

New Water Minister Tanya Plibersek started the day calling for unity of purpose and finished it by picking a fight with her State Labor colleagues at her Press Club speech today. Senator Davey said all State Water Ministers - Labor and Coalition - agreed to a clear...

WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE?

Shadow Minister for Emergency Management, Senator Perin Davey, is questioning where $150 million of Emergency Response Fund (ERF) commitments has gone after the allocation has disappeared from Government announcements. Emergency Management Minister, Murray Watt,...

DAVEY TO TAKE SHADOW WATER ROLE

Accepting the Water and Emergency Management portfolios in the Shadow Ministry, NSW Senator and Deputy Leader of The Nationals, Perin Davey said both portfolios are priority areas for regional communities. “We have learned a lot over the last three years...

GREENS WATER PUSH WILL DESTROY RIVER COMMUNITIES

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Greens are already putting demands on the Albanese Labor Government to rewrite the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of Basin communities. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is not only trying to write the ALP’s water policy, but also...

BACKING REGIONAL HEALTH

MEDIA RELEASE As election day has almost arrived, it is great to see policies being announced for regional and rural communities. I am proud to back Minister for regional health, David Gillespie, in the fight to secure more healthcare professionals in the regions....

HIGHWAY MOBILE UPGRADES TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS

MEDIA RELEASE Mobile connectivity along the Silver City Highway will improve following successful applications for funding mobile and broadband upgrades under Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program. Senator for NSW, Perin Davey said lack of mobile access along...

WARTIME HERITAGE PRESERVED IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Six local organisations across the Hunter will share in over $20,000 to deliver projects to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans including a new Memorial Wall and garden at Singleton Heights Public School. Announcing the...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY – HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the Hunter will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Lake Macquarie were set to benefit to...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY – RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the region will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Byron and Tweed Shire Councils were set to benefit to the tune...

COUNCILS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local road maintenance in the Hunter will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. Senator for New South Wales, Perin Davey, said Cessnock, Muswellbrook and Lake Macquarie were set to benefit to...

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT KEY TO WATER BUDGET

MEDIA RELEASE The Edward-Wakool and Murray River districts have an opportunity to apply for further funding under the Healthy Rivers – Healthy Communities grant program announced in this week’s budget. Deniliquin based Senator for NSW, Perin Davey, said the $97...

HUNTER KEY HUB FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MEDIA RELEASE The Hunter region has been identified as a regional hub and will be targeted for investment in key projects to drive economic and job growth in existing and emerging industries. The Coalition Government announced $750 million for projects in the Hunter...

NBN UPGRADES TO DELIVER FASTER BROADBAND TO HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Faster internet is coming to areas in the Hunter thanks to upgrades to the NBN Co’s Fibre to the node (FTTN) technology. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher, said this would support...

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTOR RECRUITMENT

MEDIA RELEASE Clinics in Glendale, Argenton and Charleston will have more opportunities to recruit doctors following the successful review of the Distribution Priority Area (DPA) status. The regions are now classified as a Distribution Priority Area following an...

JERVIS BAY FLYOVER GETS GREEN LIGHT

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The long-awaited Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade is now one step closer to reality, with the submissions report released today showing overwhelming support for the proposed designs. The $125 million intersection upgrade is...

DENI UTE MUSTER GETS A RISE

MEDIA RELEASE After two years of COVID cancellations, the Deniliquin Ute Muster has received some good news with the announcement of $400,000 of Federal Government funding. The grant has been provided through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund,...

LOCAL ROADS PRIORITY PROJECTS GET THE GREEN LIGHT

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Three priority projects around Cessnock will be upgraded thanks to funding from the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program. The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $2,130,798 including $800,000 for the Kurri...

POWERING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Morrison Government is supporting community groups across the Richmond region to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The grants from the Powering Communities Program will enable the not-for-profit groups, like Bangalow...

POWERING COMMUNITY GROUPS IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Morrison Government is supporting community groups across the Hunter region to help them increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The grants from the Powering Communities Program will enable the not-for-profit groups, like the Singleton...

SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN RICHMOND

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local Governments in the Richmond region can continue to deliver priority projects after receiving the third 2021-22 quarterly payment of the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the...

SUPPORTING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN HUNTER

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Local Governments in the Hunter region can continue to deliver priority projects after receiving the third 2021-22 quarterly payment of the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant program. Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the...

DEPUTY CHAIR WELCOMES FLAG’S FREEDOM

MEDIA RELEASE As the Deputy Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag I welcome the Commonwealth acquiring the copyright of the Flag so it can be freely used by all members of the Australian Public. The agreement reached by the Commonwealth and the...

FEDERAL FUNDING BOOST FOR M1 TO RAYMOND TERRACE

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Government is investing a further $80 million to ensure delivery of one of the Hunter’s biggest ever infrastructure projects, the M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace. This additional commitment brings the Federal...

$2.4M IN FUNDING TO FLOW INTO CESSNOCK LEVEE

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE A joint agreement between the Australian and NSW Governments will see the construction of a multi-million dollar levee to protect Cessnock. The signing of the agreement this week has unlocked $2.4 million in Federal funding from the National Flood...