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November 12, 2019

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison has urged bushfire affected landholders, with concerns about their animals and livestock, to reach out for assistance through the NSW Government’s Agricultural Services Hotline on 1800 814 6...

October 28, 2019

Two Maitland Justices of the Peace who have each given 50 years of service to the community were honoured this week during a special ceremony at NSW Parliament House.

Ted Thornburrow, of Bolwarra Heights, and Trevor Crouch, of Rutherford, were greeted by Maitland MP Jen...

October 25, 2019

The Nationals have refused to back NSW fishers, after failing to support Labor’s draft Seafood Country of Origin Labelling laws.
These laws would have given local fishers a leg up on cheap foreign imports – but the Nationals still have time to make it right.

October 24, 2019

In yet another embarrassing setback for Nationals Minister the Hon Adam Marshall MP, the NSW Government’s half-baked “right to farm” bill has failed to pass through to the final stages in the Legislative Council last night.
After having to amend their own bill to get...

October 23, 2019

NSW Labor has this afternoon moved to introduce its own Right to Farm (Farming Families Protection) Bill in the NSW Parliament Lower House.
This will guarantee family-owned farms in regional NSW are protected from trespassers, enforced by strict penalties.

October 18, 2019

The NSW Opposition has accused the NSW Nationals of adding to farmers‘ anxieties in the middle of a drought – to try and distract from their own failure to build a new dam in a decade.

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison said today: “The Nationals a...

October 18, 2019

The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for putting the State’s visitor economy at risk through toxic infighting that has claimed the scalp of the $460,000-a-year Destination NSW CEO.
Infighting between Liberal Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and...

October 17, 2019

Labor will shortly introduce its own Right to Farm Bill into the NSW Parliament, after the Nationals failed to fix their rushed and sloppily drafted Right to Farm laws that could be thrown out by the High Court.
As currently drafted, the Nationals’ draft Right to Fa...

October 16, 2019

The NSW Labor Opposition will seek to further amend the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s badly drafted ‘Right to Farm’ Bill to genuinely protect farmers from trespass on their own farms – without unintended consequences, including for farmers themselves.
The Bill pa...

September 16, 2019


The NSW Labor Opposition has warned that funding for disability advocacy services will be cut by the Berejiklian/Barilaro Government in 2020 and called on all concerned organisations and individuals to speak out against the cuts.

Labor and disability organisations suc...

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