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  • 14 hours ago by Greg Aplin

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    Video Newsletter: Riverina Highway Upgrade
    Riverina Highway Upgrade
  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    We love our SES volunteers!
    We love our SES volunteers!
  • 4 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Took my grandson to Albury Civic Fire Brigade for the open day. on Saturday. I always make a point of dropping in on their open day as they do such a wonderful job. Congratulations to Captain John Vendeven and the team and to all our fire fighters! Albury Civic Fire Station 209
    Took my grandson to Albury Civic Fire Brigade for the open day. on Sat
    4 days ago
    Thank you very much Greg, always a pleasure to have you visit.
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    YOUR VIEW ON EXCLUSION ZONES I am seeking your views on a Bill coming before the NSW Parliament shortly for debate: the Public Health Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Bill 2018. If made law, this Bill would create a 150-metre exclusion zone around properties such as the fertility control clinic in Albury’s Englehardt Street.There will be fines and imprisonment for harassment, among other offences. While the Albury Police have been monitoring and managing matters relating to the the clinic for approximately 15 years now, with protestors from different sides of the issue and the use of permits with conditions imposed, the question now becomes whether an exclusion zone law is preferable. For many years I have engaged with local police, activists, concerned citizens, affected residents and with various government ministers with regard to the clinic in Englehardt Street. While I am very familiar with the views of the organisations involved on both sides of the debate, I would now like to hear more from you, the general public of Albury. I encourage you to read the short Bill, which will soon be available online at http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au (search under ‘Bills’ and the name of the Bill). I remind everyone that this Bill is not about abortion, or whether abortion should be lawful/unlawful. Don’t be sidetracked by other concerns. You can contact my office on 6021 3042 or email me at [email protected]
    YOUR VIEW ON EXCLUSION ZONESI am seeking your views on a Bill coming
    4 days ago
    When have you engaged with local activists/individuals who have accessed the clinic Greg? You have continuously refused to meet with them face to face, with your staffers constantly informing them that you are not in town/never providing an alternative time. This status seems incredibly ingenuine. If you really want peoples opinions you should be meeting up with them and LISTENING. As Liz Marmo mentions - people are wanting to talk to you but you just don't really want to listen
    6 days ago
    Mr Aplin, I contacted your office on the morning of 18th May hopefully to arrange a meeting with you before the 24th of May. Regarding the ongoing issues in Englehardt Street I mentioned to your office manager I had two ladies that were willing and we're hoping to be able to meet up with you regarding their experience entering and exiting the Fertility control clinic in Englehardt Street. I was told unfortunately "Meeting couldn't be arranged because you Mr Aplin were busy with parliamentary duties " Reason why i thought this meeting would be beneficial for you to understand why there is a desperate need for Exclusion / Safety Zone around the Fertility control clinic..These 2 woman wanted you to hear what they went through!..Yes they are happy to email you.... But email doesn't have a face ..Email can't show you the hurt they went through ....There are many many more people that have been impact by Helpers of God's Precious Infants weekly protest.... Not just women accessing the clinic but also Residence of Englehardt Street. Other Medical clinics in Englehardt Street. Businesses in Englehardt Street ...Local School no longer are using Englehardt St as a thoroughfare on a Thursday.... Because of the Hogpi ! I was also told by your office manager 'office has been Inundation with phone calls and emails regarding this bill ' Please Mr Aplin listen to your constituents! Liz Marmo Spokesperson for We Need Exclusion Zones Albury
    6 days ago
    Yes. On what can be the hardest day of a persons life, being heckled by a stranger can be so damaging. Do the right thing. Support this bill
    6 days ago
    Silly question... YES. I'm not sure 150m is far enough to be honest. Thogpi can pray in their Church.
    6 days ago
    YES to an exclusion zone!! I would note that if the current harassment laws were actually enforced we wouldn’t need an exclusion zone. It should be more than 150m too. I understand people have differing views on abortion - that’s 100% OK. What is NOT OK is setting up shop outside an abortion clinic to HARASS people seeking medical services and invade their privacy. Harassment - Is commonly understood as behavior that disturbs, threatens or upsets, and it is characteristically repetitive. The mere presence of these people outside Albury Abortion Clinic clearly intimidates, disturbs and upsets the patients - it is Harassment by definition and therefore illegal - abortion is not! Whether you agree with the current law or not, abortion is legal and harassment isn’t, so it is about time the council, police and government pull their collective fingers out and do their job to protect people lawfully accessing medical services from this harassment!!!
    6 days ago
    Greg I'm surprised as our representative that you even need to ask this question. This is a no brainer for anyone that lives in modern times. I understand why you're asking the question but come on now maybe you could go down to the clinic and see what happens for yourself.
    1 week ago
    Yes to an exclusion zone. I believe that people should be protected from harassment when visiting these services. It is nobody's business why they are there and it is often a hard enough experience to endure without the harassment that occurs. While you're at it you could also argue that the GST be removed from female menstrual items e.g. tampons, pads. One question. Does it count that we are typing our views here or do we still have to email you. Some people may be confused about this?
    1 week ago
    Yes, absolutely! These people who 'get in ones face" with no clue as to why one is visiting this clinic,they don't know circumstances and reasons that bring people here, they are assuming it is for the wrong reasons...they really should be rather ashamed of their one eyed assumptions.. if they are true 'do gooders' ...they should be saying a prayer for these people, that all goes well for them in whatever their seeking medical attention for, not making people experience further distress, or feel judged, whatever emotion they are experiencing at this time in their life. It is invading peoples privacy and not on and NO ONES business whatsoever!! Has to stop!
    1 week ago
    Greg, I myself would not use such clinics because of my personal beliefs, however my views are my own and there is no way I or anyone else should push personal views on others. People need the freedom to make their own choices without harassment. To me it is no different to bullying.
    1 week ago
    As I wrote to Greg, this sort of behaviour under any banner other than religion would be deemed harassment and people charged.
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    Yesterday I took part in an official dedication of the Murlo heavy vehicle rest area on the Hume, 40 km north of Albury. It will now be known as the Albert Borella Victoria Cross Rest Area, in honour of Lieutenant Albert Borella, a WWI Victoria Cross recipient who settled in Albury after WWII. Lieutenant Borella served in both World War I and World War II. He was awarded with the Victoria Cross on 17 July, 1918, for leading a platoon in an attack to straighten the front line beyond Villers-Bretonneux, from which the major British offensive was to be launched a few weeks later. While ahead of his troops, he single-handedly captured a machine gun. Then, after clearing a trench and dug outs, he inspired his men to hold out during heavy enemy counter-attacks. After being approached by the Albury RSL sub-branch, in particular Cr Graeme Docksey, to rename and dedicate the rest area in honour of Albert Borella, I am pleased this became a reality. You can find out more if you stop at the Albert Borella Victoria Cross Rest Area. PIC: with Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport Kevin Anderson MP, Lt Colonel Peter Fleming CSC Chief of Staff Army Logistic Training Centre and Albert’s son Rowan Chalmers-Borella. NSW Roads Kevin Anderson MP @greaterhumeshirecouncil
    Yesterday I took part in an official dedication of the Murlo heavy veh
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Applications are now open for the Community Road Safety Grants Program, with up to $30,000 available for local initiatives ranging from young driver education programs, radio campaigns to workshops for seniors. Two categories of grants are available: o Smaller projects: up to $5,000 o More substantial projects: up to $30,000 Round 4 applications are open until Sunday 10 June 2018 Program guidelines and application forms are available online: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au I encourage all community groups to put forward ideas to help bring the road toll Towards Zero. #roadsafety #TowardsZero
    Applications are now open for the Community Road Safety Grants Program
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Out at Lavington Square for a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event yesterday. This initiative gives local residents the chance to get to know the cops based in their community and learn about the critically important work they do to keep us safe, day in and day out. As a Government, we want to make sure that every member of our community feels that they can approach our men and women in blue. Thanks to: Troy Grant NSW Police Force Lavington Square
    Out at Lavington Square for a ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event yesterday.
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    More money for community groups through this fantastic NSW Government program. Over the years I have helped pony clubs, netball and other sports clubs, girl guides, cultural organisations and more, to get one of these grants to fix, improve or expand facilities. This could be your turn. Get crackin'! Thanks to #nswpremierandcabinet #communitybuildingpartnership
    More money for community groups through this fantastic NSW Government
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    $25,000 for the Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service to purchase a vehicle to support the aged and disabled to access shopping, medical and other appointments locally and in regional and capital cities. With many thanks to our Meals on Wheels volunteers and organisers. Good job!
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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Another thoughtful Anzac Day yesterday. I came across this pic from, I think, 2014. The years go past. Lest we forget.
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  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Police in the Southern Region are launching Operation Chrome this weekend, in order to reduce road trauma and save lives on rural roads. The first phase of Operation Chrome will run from tomorrow (Friday 27 April 2018) until Sunday (29 April 2018). Police will be targeting poor driver behaviours that are costing lives on rural roads including speeding, drink and drug-driving, not wearing seatbelts, using a mobile phone while driving and fatigue. Drivers and riders should expect to see more police on rural roads and highways in the southern region over the coming days. Troy Grant NSW Police Force NSW SES Albury Unit #OperationChrome
    Police in the Southern Region are launching Operation Chrome this week
    4 weeks ago
    I followed a L plater motor cycle rider down Pemberton road west Albury into town and he thought it was funny to lift his hands of the bars I'm sorry my camera wasn't recording!!! I'd have taken it to the police.
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    If you were to become incapacitated or die, who gets to see what’s on your phone or computer? Which family members/partners/exes? 38 states in the US now have specific laws about this. Canada too. We don’t. Your ‘digital assets’ can include photographs, videos, emails, online banking accounts, cryptocurrency, domain names, blogs and online gaming accounts. Australia has nothing specific on the books and no case law, so it comes down to the terms of your service agreements with the various providers. These can become barriers. The NSW Attorney-General is reviewing and reporting on access to a NSW person's digital assets after they die or become incapacitated. If this interests you, lodge a submission or read more at http://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au. Submissions close 1 June 2018. Charles Sturt University - CSU
    If you were to become incapacitated or die, who gets to see what’s o
    6 weeks ago
    This looks important. Thanks Greg.
    6 weeks ago
    Make it a Federal law. Too many issues if someone lives and/or dies interstate. People don't understand the differences Borders can make. Get rid of them. At least as far as the laws go. Would save billions and probably cause a few lawyers to find other jobs too.
    6 weeks ago
    I will give it some thought.... Good idea.
    6 weeks ago
    something to think about with your will I guess??
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Excited to announce over $11 million in funding from the NSW Government to create new tourism precincts stretching from Albury to Tocumwal along one of NSW’s most iconic river systems - the banks of the Murray River. The project has also received co-funding from Albury, Federation and Berrigan Shire councils, taking the shared investment to $20.6 million. The new tourism corridor named the ‘Murray River Regional Experiences’ precinct will connect three major projects - the Albury Riverside Precinct, Parks and Wetlands Redevelopment, the Tocumwal Foreshore Activation and Economic Revitalisation project, and the Corowa-Mulwala trail and Foreshore Project - creating the ultimate river tourism experience. This funding will be used to build new tourism facilities that will give local residents and visitor access to parks, walking and cycling trails, boardwalks, man-made lagoons, billabongs and picnic facilities. This will become one of the ‘must see’ tourism trails in Australia! AlburyCity Berrigan Shire Council Federation Council John Barilaro Adam Marshall MP Tourism Australia Tourism NSW
    Excited to announce over $11 million in funding from the NSW Governmen
    6 weeks ago
    Typical well paid member of our so called Parliament, look after your own backyard and forget the rest of us. Must be an election coming up, I live in Tumbarumba and have a long memory.
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Pleased to announce that Zauner Construction has been awarded the building tender for the Brain & Mind Centre in Albury. The NSW Government’s $3 million investment will see the Mercy Health site redesigned and modernised, to offer first class mental health services to the people of Albury and southern NSW. The refurbished facility will offer a range of services and treatments for people living with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. The Centre will include: • Space for community mental health services with offices and therapy areas • Comfortable waiting areas for people with mental health issues and their carers • Modern reception and clinical interview rooms, fitted out for all patients, from children through to adults and older people • Parking for visitors, patients and staff. Thanks once again to Tanya Davies MP, NSW Minister for Mental Health, and Albury Wodonga Health
    Pleased to announce that Zauner Construction has been awarded the buil
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Watch the deadline!
    Watch the deadline!
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    The Albury Gold Cup Carnival has begun! First races last Sunday, building up to the weekend, with the Cup race on Friday. Come and join the crowd at Albury Racecourse for the Race that Stops The Border! The Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup (2000m) with its prize money of $180,000. A coveted prize indeed! Albury Racing Club Albury, New South Wales, Australia Commercial Club Albury Racing NSW Tourism NSW Adam Marshall MP
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  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    The Sport Albury Wodonga Young Achiever Awards for 2018 were quite a night. Lots of talent to be celebrated! Nominees included Matthew Ward (swimming), Laura Thomson (sailing, pictured), Alexander Baines (squash/raquetball), Oscar Smart (hockey), Mackensey House (swimming), Jack Thompson (snooker), Lilish Ross (women's AFL), Jeremy Wiscombe (rugby league), Alec Mills (soccer), Maddison Baird (cricket), Charlie Spargo (AFL) and eventual winner Benjamin Zwar (downhill mountain biking). Congratulations to all of you (and your supportive parents and friends). Thanks also to sponsors #NorskeSkogAlbury Sport Albury Wodonga
    The Sport Albury Wodonga Young Achiever Awards for 2018 were quite a n
    9 weeks ago
    Well done Matt!!
  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    I was able to join Region Controller Bernard Kates and NSW SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst at the SES awards ceremony in Lavington on Sunday 18 March. The SES is such a valuable part of our regional communities and it is always a pleasure to take part in their awards celebrations. NSW SES NSW SES Albury Unit
    I was able to join Region Controller Bernard Kates and NSW SES Commiss
  • 10 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Are you uncomfortable asking your doctor for a HIV test? You can get a free and confidential home HIV test kit. Take a look at this site and let people know this is available as an option: http://www.hivtest.health.nsw.gov.au NSW Health is committed to ending HIV by 2020 and has made new HIV testing options available to ensure our communities have easy access to testing, early treatment and prevention.
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  • 11 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Last week while making announcements about NSW Government funding under the Stronger Country Communities program, for a host of Albury projects in cooperation with AlburyCity, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall MP and I dropped in for a coffee and chat with The River DeckCafe proprietor Alex Smit, looking at plans to improve access and parking at Noreuil Park. Tourism NSW John Barilaro
    Last week while making announcements about NSW Government funding unde
    11 weeks ago
    Great memories of River Deck cafe.
  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Jingellic resident Ms Jennifer Vinge is the Local Woman of the Year for the electorate of Albury, as part of the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards. She is a most deserving winner. She was the driving force behind the Jingellic and District Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Society in the face of some very significant issues such as governance modernisation, insurance and unsafe infrastructure at the showgrounds, including the historic pavilion. The Jingellic Show of 2016 had to be cancelled and the future looked gloomy indeed. Ms Vinge had the vision to recognise the steps necessary to reinvigorate and direct the committee as they set off on an ambitious program of fund raising. And they were highly successful – they were awarded over $240,000 across numerous grants to develop a new building with office, kiosk, bar, exhibition space, commercial kitchen, toilets and amenities, solar panels, sports field and security lighting … and more! This Award reminds us of all the great things being done in our local area. People like Jen Vinge take on the difficult tasks and get on with the job without fanfare, encouraging their community to take action. It is good to share their stories as an inspiration to all. Jingellic Show Jingellic, New South Wales #womanoftheyear Snowy Valleys Council
    Jingellic resident Ms Jennifer Vinge is the Local Woman of the Year fo
    12 weeks ago Jingellic Show
    Our amazing secretary, human dynamo, all round amazing woman, Jen Vinge!!
    11 weeks ago
    Congratulations Jennifer. I had the lovely chance to sit alongside your local MP and Greg shared all that you have achieved as a community. Inspiring ❤️
  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Proud to have the NSW Government providing funding of $20,000 to Write Around the Murray Festival 2018 under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund. Caught up on Monday with festival coordinator, Ann-maree Ellis in Albury Library Museum for the announcement, while travelling with Adam Marshall MP, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events. #writearoundthemurray Albury Library And Museum
    Proud to have the NSW Government providing funding of $20,000 to Write
  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    While at Corowa with Adam Marshall, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, we dropped into the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory to hear about new developments and the upcoming release of the first batch of locally made whisky. Coming soon! Corowa, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP Federation Council Tourism NSW
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  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    With (left) Cr Pat Bourke, Mayor of Federation Council, and Adam Marshall, Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Assistant Minister for Skills (TAFE) to turn the sod on construction of the connected learning centre for Corowa TAFE. The NSW Government’s $3.7 million investment in the Corowa CLC aims to double the amount of courses on offer. We want to help students get their qualifications! TAFE Digital Corowa, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP Federation Council
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  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    For all who get active on wheels! Great project.
    Cycle Tumbarumba
    12 weeks ago
    Matt Curry day trip
  • 12 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Up at Tumbafest on Saturday. A great festival continues to go from strength to strength. While there I announced NSW Government funding to turn the Tumbarumba Sportsground into a high standard playing field for local and visiting teams (drainage, irrigation, returfing, $308,000) and money to help build an asphalt pump track in the south-west corner of the Tumbarumba Creek scape park. The facility will be suitable for all abilities and anything on wheels! ($149,500). This funding comes from the NSW Stronger Country Communities Fund. Tumbafest Tourism NSW #snowyvalleyscouncil Adam Marshall MP Tumbarumba Region
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