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  • 6 hours ago by Greg Aplin

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    Short-term holiday letting will have tougher but fairer regulation from 2019, after the NSW Parliament passed the Government’s plan for the industry yesterday. The aim is for the short-term holiday letting reforms to bolster NSW’s sharing economy while clamping down on unruly guests. Our plan is a win-win. It acknowledges the huge financial contribution online booking platforms make to the NSW economy, but also takes a zero-tolerance approach to raucous guests. NSW Fair Trading and industry stakeholders are developing a new Code of Conduct to manage noise levels and disruptive behaviour. The mandatory Code will come into force next year, and will apply to online accommodation platforms, letting agents, hosts and guests across the State. Under our ‘two strikes and you’re out’ policy, hosts or guests who commit two serious breaches of the Code within two years will be banned for five years, and be listed on an exclusion register. For more information on short-term holiday letting go to http://www.fairtrading.com.au
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  • 3 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    Fantastic, thank you for your efforts Greg Aplin, the community is very grateful.
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    Great work Greg!
  • 3 days ago by Greg Aplin

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    HYDROTHERAPY POOL REPAIRS FUNDED BY NSW Over the weekend I was pleased to announce the NSW Government will step up and fund the hydrotherapy pool repairs for Albury Wodonga Health (AWH). I have had the opportunity during the first week back in Parliament to raise public concerns relating to the hydrotherapy pool closure at AWH with the NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. I am pleased to advise that Minister Hazzard has approved my request for urgent funding to cover all costs associated with the repairs for the hydrotherapy pool at AWH as a special one-off payment. Although AWH receive annual agreed funding contributions from the NSW Government for the day to day operation of their services, including maintenance, the community’s concerns have been heard and acted on. AWH provided an outline of their estimate costs of $80,000 this week which allowed my colleague, Bill Tilley and me to move forward to resolve the matter. Mr Tilley raised the matter in the Victorian Parliament, directing his comments to the Victorian Labor Minister for Health and is awaiting a response. When I discussed the matter with Minister Hazzard he expressed his disappointment that the facility had ceased operating, the time taken to advise affected clients and the overall impact the closure has had on patients and community groups. The NSW Health Minister agreed a speedy resolution was required and approved the commitment for funding within days. Again, the NSW Coalition Government is happy to step up to ensure residents in need of this facility are not left stranded. The money’s there – now, back to AWH to get it done. #Alburyhydrotherapypool The Border Mail
    HYDROTHERAPY POOL REPAIRS FUNDED BY NSWOver the weekend I was please
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    Another instalment of my video newsletter. This time I've taken a look at NSW Government projects underway in Corowa. Did you know Corowa has just celebrated the 125 year anniversary of the Federation Conference? A place of great historical importance! Federation Council Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Corowa RSL Club Corowa Golf Club Corowa Caravan Park Corowa, New South Wales Adam Marshall MP Tourism Australia Tourism NSW TAFE NSW
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  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    Holding the State of Origin belt buckle following a Q & A with the Blues State of Origin Coach Brad Fittler, Blues Captain Boyd Cordner and NSW Women’s State of Origin Captain Maddie Studdon in Parliament House today, hosted by the Premier.
    Holding the State of Origin belt buckle following a Q & A with the Blu
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    On Friday I was at Xavier High School where I attended a tea ceremony put on by students visiting from Xavier’s sister schools in China. A couple of school principals were supervising the children on their visit to Australia. It was a wonderful ceremony and great to see the students from Xavier and Nanping Number 1 High School and Jianjin Middle School getting to know our region and to build lasting happy experiences they will take home with them. Xavierhighschool
    On Friday I was at Xavier High School where I attended a tea ceremony
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    When former gladiator, Russell Crowe, pronounced: “I have respect for beer”, he set the bar high. The good news is the Great Australian Beer Festival is back in Albury for a second sitting. I welcomed Festival Directors Kieren Blood and Michael Ward of Australian Beer Ambassadors in Albury on 31 July. The NSW Government is pleased to support this Festival financially and sees benefits in tourism and inspiration flowing through the region from events such as this. The Festival takes place on 1 December 2018. Great Australian Beer Festival Albury Adam Marshall MP
    When former gladiator, Russell Crowe, pronounced: “I have respect fo
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    In Bathurst today with the Premier and other regional MPs (including Scot MacDonald MLC, pictured) at the launch in Bathurst of the government's 20-year Vision for Regional NSW. First thing to come out of today is a $500 million Emergency Drought Relief Package, taking the NSW Liberals & Nationals total drought support to more than $1 billion. The major feature of the Emergency Relief Package is approximately $190 million for the introduction of Drought Transport Subsidies. The subsidies will be able to cover up to 50 per cent of the full cost of transporting fodder, water for stock and livestock to pasture, slaughter or sale. The NSW Government will offer a transport subsidy of up to $20,000 per farm business. The relief measure will also be back-dated so farmers can access additional subsidies for freight expenses incurred since January 1, 2018. For more info go to http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au #droughtrelief
    In Bathurst today with the Premier and other regional MPs (including S
    2 weeks ago
    Emergency. You Goose it was needed 5months ago
    2 weeks ago
    So from what I just read your panel of "experts" will be reporting most of our farmers for animal cruelty due to this drought and many of their inability to feed them due to drought.... I hope that the drought is taken into effect in these case GA..... I'm glad they are getting some help and relief but I still think the government could do more in donations rather than subsidies for food and water and transport. Look in your electorate we have a fantastic team of truckies that are attempting to help deliver food and supplies but need donations, given NSW government is in profit a donation would sit much better with the community
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    Thank God!
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    thank Goodness you guys are finally talking about it and doing something . We need help for out farmers now
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    3 weeks ago
    That left shoulder looks very sore Greg.🙁
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At the Mercy Hospital Campus today with Christine Arnold, Mercy operations manager, and Russel Sheppard, Albury Wodonga Health’s director of infrastructure, to go through plans for the Brain & Mind Centre, currently being developed and fully funded for Albury by the NSW Government. With the approval of the DA last night we are looking to start building works. We hope to have this incredible facility up and running around July next year. After that comes the rebuild of Albury’s other mental health facility, Nolan House, which is currently undergoing design and planning, following funding from the NSW Budget in June. Albury Wodonga Health NSW Health
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    For more information, take a look at the PRIME7 border news report from 24 July 2018. Great to get the word out there!
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    CONNECTED LEARNING CENTRE TRIPLES NUMBER OF COURSES AVAILABLE IN COROWA I just had a walk through the multi-million dollar TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC), which is nearing completion. This facility will more than triple the number of courses available to local students compared to the existing TAFE campus. Enrolments are open now. I’m particularly excited because this is the first time courses such as the Statement of Attainment in Drone Essentials, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma in Business Administration will be available to students in Corowa. Virtual reality and classrooms unlike anything you've seen before. Importantly, these expanded course offerings – with the promise of more to come in the future– reduce the need for students to travel, so our young people can stay here in the local community. Corowa, New South Wales Corowa Tafe Riverina Institute of TAFE Adam Marshall MP
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    LOST FOR HOLIDAY INSPIRATION? The ‘Discover More’ Road Trips program, developed by NSW tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, promotes 15 multi-stop drive itineraries taking visitors through more than 150 regional NSW towns. Our region has such an incredible story to tell and we want to invest in initiatives that inspire more visitors to experience our region first-hand. This new program will do just that. The Mighty Murray River Drive commences in Albury. Take a look at http://www.visitnsw.com/roadtrips Albury, New South Wales, Australia Tourism NSW Adam Marshall MP
    LOST FOR HOLIDAY INSPIRATION?The ‘Discover More’ Road Trips progr
    5 weeks ago
    We’ll need this in late Pctober!
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    NSW GUN AMNESTY NOW UNDERWAY Last year, nearly 25,000 firearms were netted by NSW Police during the national gun amnesty. You have another chance to surrender unwanted or prohibited weapons or to become a responsible firearm owner and register a gun or rifle. The NSW firearm amnesty has now commenced. Consider whether it’s time to register or to hand over a gun or rifle to local Police. The three month gun amnesty runs from 1 July to 30 September 2018. Anyone with concerns about handling firearms or safely transporting them, can contact the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 for assistance. For more information visit http://www.police.nsw.gov.au.
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    2018 NSW Carers Awards Carers are everyday people in our community. They are family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. We rely on them – and we appreciate all they do. There are close to one million carers across NSW who provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental illness or frail age. I encourage anyone who knows of an exceptional local carer or organisation supporting carers to nominate them for this year’s NSW Carers Awards. To nominate, please go to http://www.careforacarer.nsw.gov.au
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    CARDIAC CATHETER LAB OPENS The Cardiac Catheter Lab at Albury Hospital was opened this morning. The Federal Government funded the Lab and now the states take over, to staff and manage this sensational new – and much desired – facility. Our appreciation must go to Leigh McJames and the team at Albury Wodonga Health, Board Chair Nicki Melville, Lou Lieberman, recently retired and previous Chair of AWH, and the many donors including the Rotary Club of Albury Foundation and Rotary and Lions Clubs from both sides of the border, represented here today. Job well done! I also commend the spirit of collaboration between Albury Wodonga Health and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. I am thankful that more and more amazing life-saving procedures are becoming available here, right where we live and where we want to be: at home. Albury Wodonga Health NSW Health
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  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS TOUR SCHOLARSHIP Six young people from across New South Wales are being given the chance to take the trip of a lifetime to historic battlefields overseas. The initiative, funded by ClubsNSW, will see six students travel to Athens and Lemnos in Greece, Villers-Bretonneux in France, Passchendaele in Belgium, and London as part of a 10-day tour in October. If you're a high school student (minimum 16 years of age and not yet 18 years of age by 28 October 2018), you're invited to enter the 2018 Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program. To enter, simply submit a 1000-word essay which answers the following question: Why is the Centenary of Anzac important for Modern Australia? Entry submissions should be made via email to [email protected] until 5pm Monday July 31 2018. All submissions must be accompanied by a resume with three referees. Go online to http://www.clubsnsw.com.au/anzacambassadors
    HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS TOUR SCHOLARSHIPSix young people from across Ne
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    RETIREMENT VILLAGE REFORMS The NSW Government has announced a package of reforms on critical issues affecting retirement villages. These are based on recommendations of the Greiner Report: • implementing a mandatory Code of Conduct to set the standard for retirement village operators and to stamp out unscrupulous behaviour; • introducing strong transparency measures to improve disclosure of key contract terms, exit fees, and to drive greater competition in the sector; • improved dispute resolution services for residents; and • measures to help clarify responsibilities with respect to ongoing maintenance costs. The NSW Government will also appoint a dedicated Retirement Village Ambassador to advocate on behalf of residents, and report back on key issues. In addition, the Government will consult with the sector on the potential for further reforms to improve the professionalism of operators and increase certainty of costs. #retirementvillagelife
    RETIREMENT VILLAGE REFORMSThe NSW Government has announced a package
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  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Today's cover pic is from my recent meeting with Friends of Nolan House. On Budget Day I was excited to deliver news that the NSW Government will take down Nolan House and build a new acute mental health facility for the border region. No more band-aid solutions to an out-of-date design. Newly designed facilities will enable new programs, within a more welcoming place, to promote health and healing. I have really appreciated the help I received from the Friends of Nolan House, and staff, to understand the situation and give me the information I needed to take to Parliament and make a convincing case. A Great Day!
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    2018-19 NSW BUDGET: MENTAL HEALTH I have been working on a plan to completely modernise the way mental health is managed here. First came the Brain & Mind Centre, currently under development, as a community treatment one-stop-shop. And today the exciting news that Nolan House – the border’s acute mental health facility – will be reimagined and rebuilt with planning funding to commence the process. It’s not just infrastructure. An increase of $82.5M in the mental health Budget boosts it to $2 billion – the biggest single investment in mental health infrastructure in Australia’s history. PIC: With Friends of Nolan House at a recent meeting
    2018-19 NSW BUDGET: MENTAL HEALTHI have been working on a plan to com
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    NSW BUDGET TODAY Wherever we can reduce costs for families and households, we do it!. What’s new to keep pressure off household budgets : • 40% reduction in registration fees for caravans and camper trailers. • One click energy switch program will help you find a cheaper energy bill, or let you change your provider easily. This could help a typical household save more than $1000 a year on its bills. • $200M for 3-year-olds to go to community preschools. • The Parents Package includes the Baby bundle for new parents to support the health, development and well-being of their babies ($7.6 million). • $150,000 Albury PCYC upgrade – activities for your children to enjoy. • Creative Kids $100 rebate to school-aged children for activities such as lessons in art, music, language, coding, performance. • 100,000 free apprenticeships [Pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship training are already free; 200,000 scholarships are available for those most in need.] • Service NSW Centres will become one-stop shops for NSW Government cost of living support to help you navigate 40 cost of living programs from 12 agencies. Drop in and find your savings.
    NSW BUDGET TODAYWherever we can reduce costs for families and househo
    8 weeks ago
    I really think we need an easier way to negotiate energy discounts for the elderly and disabled. I see so many who just pay their bill and have no idea the discounts are out there. Not sure how you go anout it though.
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    With local children raising awareness of a little Thurgoona local, the threatened Sloane’s froglet. If we want to get the public to help us in efforts to save this species then the Sloane’s froglet needs a public profile and this project will help achieve that locally. Community awareness is key in efforts to save many species and activities like the street art project will help focus the local community’s attention on the threats facing species like Sloane’s froglet. A series of artworks of the Sloane’s froglet and its wetland habitat has been installed on public pavements around Thurgoona. Local artist Linda Fish worked with Year 6 students from Thurgoona Primary School and members of the Thurgoona Community Centre in a series of workshops to create striking froglet stencils. Thurgoona Thurgoona Country Club Resort Thurgoona Primary School
    With local children raising awareness of a little Thurgoona local, the
  • 8 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    As you know, mental health has been a real priority for me in the Albury Electorate. The Mental Health Commission of NSW has a new online survey to understand what is important to you in community-based mental health services and supports. Your survey response will help the Commission to develop a set of evidence-based principles for planning, developing and monitoring community services and supports in NSW that work for people living with mental health issues and their families and carers. They want to know what is working well and what is not working and what your vision of community support is. Please consider filling in the 10-minute online survey. It will be open until 29 June 2018. Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/communitybasedservices
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  • 9 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    $1.3M GRANT FOR NEW ARTS BUILDING Also on Tuesday I went with the Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, to announce the NSW Government would provide a grant of $1.3M to Albury Council to help save this historic PumpHouse building near the Murray River. The plan is to restore the building and bring it back into community use for artists. John Barilaro #NSWRegionalCulturalFund
    $1.3M GRANT FOR NEW ARTS BUILDINGAlso on Tuesday I went with the Depu