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  • 3 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    FIRST STATEWIDE MILK BANK FOR PREMATURE BABIES Vulnerable premature babies will have a better chance of fighting off life-threatening infections and disease with the first statewide donor human milk bank to open in NSW. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said donor human milk will be pasteurised in a purpose-built centre, run jointly by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and NSW Health. “Around 1000 babies are born every year in NSW at less than 32 weeks gestational age, or of a very low birth weight and many need specialised care,” Mr Hazzard said. “Breast milk is liquid gold for these little ones at this critical time, as it contains all the vital nutrients essential for growth and protection against disease. “Many mums of premmie babies can experience problems with their milk supply but now mums can access donor milk, while efforts to boost their own supply continue.” Pasteurised donor human milk is recommended by the World Health Organisation as a first alternative to infant formula when there is insufficient mother’s milk available. Australian Red Cross Blood Service spokesperson Jenni Mack said the Milk Bank based at Alexandria in Sydney will operate under world’s best practice standards. “Just like a blood bank, the Milk Bank will screen donors, collect, process and test the donated breast milk, then track and distribute this precious resource,” Ms Mack said. For very low birth weight infants and those born before 32 weeks gestational age research shows human milk reduces the risk of the potentially life-threatening gut-disorder necrotizing enterocolitis and bacterial infections.
    2 days ago
    Fantastic initiative!
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At the Bert Evans Scholarship presentation to Jacob Aldridge. In the photo with me are Angela Rey (Training Coordinator Riverina), Graeme Chugg (employer, Modem Construction Group) and Jacob. The Bert Evans Scholarship provides a little financial help to really motivated, talented apprentices so they can concentrate on their studies and work. Jacob is completing his Certificate III in Carpentry. Congratulations Jacob!
    At the Bert Evans Scholarship presentation to Jacob Aldridge. In the p
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Here we are at the opening of the shade shelter at Henty Bowling Club. Dedicated to Bruce Diffey who maintains the greens in immaculate condition. Named “Diff’s Domain” on a wooden plaque unveiled at the official opening. Bruce Diffey and Henty Community Club President Alison Scott in photo. I was pleased to assist the NSW Government in delivering $20,000 under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program to construct “an all-purpose weather shelter for bowlers and for associated electrical items for night use” at Henty. There's a sport for everyone! Henty, New South Wales Greater Hume Council #HentyBowlingClub Stuart Ayres
    Here we are at the opening of the shade shelter at Henty Bowling Club.
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Down at Albury PCYC where there is a Return & Earn recycling machine. I am pleased to announce that the NSW Government is extending financial assistance to independent NSW retailers impacted by the NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) near the southern border until 2020. This is a great result that will give NSW border retailers the confidence to compete with their southern counterparts on a level playing field. The ACT commenced a container deposit scheme in June while Queensland is expected to implement a scheme at the end of 2018. Victoria has not yet committed to a container deposit scheme. It’s clear that the people of NSW are behind the CDS with a recent survey showing 81 per cent of the public support the scheme, with only six per cent opposed. Almost a billion containers have been deposited in Return and Earn reverse vending machines in NSW since the scheme was launched December 2017. Return & Earn Reverse Vending Machine Department of Planning and Environment AlburyCity
    Down at Albury PCYC where there is a Return & Earn recycling machine.
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At Albury Entertainment Centre with silver reindeer and assorted friends. For the first time the NSW Seniors Christmas Concert is being held in Albury. A large crowd is at the 10:30am show, with a second performance at 2pm. Securing the Seniors Christmas Concert is a win for our local seniors who are enjoying a full-scale production and fun day out leading up to the Christmas season. The concerts celebrate and show our appreciation for everything Albury seniors do for their families and our community, and they will be thoroughly enjoyed by all. Damien Leith is the headline act for the touring concerts and performs Christmas favourites to the senior concert-goers. “It is wonderful to be a part of the concerts,” Damien said. “To be able to see the smiles and enjoyment of seniors in the crowd is very rewarding. I am glad to be part of an initiative that is creating a fun experience for seniors ahead of the festive season.” NSW Schools Spectacular graduates, Charlotte Rhiane and Nicholas Gentile will join Damien Leith on stage to entertain the crowd with outstanding performances. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the free concerts aim to bring joy to older Australians through remarkable musical performances. On with the show! Seniors News @familyandcommunityservicesnsw AlburyCity Tanya Davies MP
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    1 week ago
    Did you sing too Greg?
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    The eight walls of the Hall of Service display soil samples from 1,701 New South Wales' towns, cities and districts given a place of address by First World War enlistees. Many of the towns are in this electorate. If you’re in Sydney go and see Fiona Hall’s artwork in Hyde Park, which reminds us just how broadly the loss and sacrifice impacted on NSW, right across the state. Soil samples were collected by surveyors, by government and council reps, RSL Sub Branches, schools, historical societies, rural fire brigades and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans. #alburyRSL AlburyCity Greater Hume Council Federation Council Snowy Valleys Council Murrumbidgee Council
    The eight walls of the Hall of Service display soil samples from 1,701
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    A great picture of some of the young people joining in the Remembrance Day service in Albury -- the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I.
    A great picture of some of the young people joining in the Remembrance
    2 weeks ago
    We are in good hands. ♥️
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    1,500 new police will be added to the NSW Police Force – the biggest increase in 30 years. The NSW Government has already delivered more than 1,000 new police since we were elected, and these 1,500 new recruits will put more police where they are needed – out on the frontline, tackling crime across the state. NSW has some of the lowest crime rates in 20 years, and with this boost to police numbers, our men and women in blue will be able to meet future crime challenges head on. NSW Police Force
    1,500 new police will be added to the NSW Police Force – the biggest
    2 weeks ago
    How does a trainee Police Officer get paid? My understanding is their pay only starts from day of attestment. A number of months spent training and relying on mum and dad or wider family support?
    2 weeks ago
    Oh excellent. More police to make racist comments about politicians and to lie in their reports about family violence incidents
  • 2 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Out at Apect Riverina School to announce a grant of $11,000 from the NSW Government to help with playground safety upgrades. What a fantastic school! This is part of $330,000 in funding I announced today, with $106,986 for external refurbishment of the Holbrook Early Learning Centre, $20,000 to upgrade a transport vehicle for Foodshare, $20,000 to upgrade the Hall and purchase a utility trailer for 1st Albury Scouts, $5857 to replace windows and do repairs at Jerilderie Men's Shed ... and more! This is funding I like ... right into grassroots community organisations. For the full list of grants to go gregaplin.com.au media releases. Greater Hume Council AlburyCity Snowy Valleys Council Federation Council #foodshare
    Out at Apect Riverina School to announce a grant of $11,000 from the N
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Mental health has always been one of my priority areas. With funding obtained from a supportive government we are now in the midst of a complete rebuild of the mental health facilities in Albury. This includes community mental health -- which will become the Brain and Mind Centre at the Mercy Hospital campus -- and our regional acute mental health facility called Nolan House. This is the NSW Government putting tens of millions of dollars into health here, as part of ongoing work and planning over the last few years.Careful planning is critical and of course takes time and the effort of many people. This video newsletter will help put you in the picture.
    COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
    2 weeks ago
    Jo Bowers
    2 weeks ago
    Congratulations Greg! I know you have worked long and hard for this.
    2 weeks ago
    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    What's next for road safety? As Chair of this inquiry, I recommend this report to you.
    Parliament of NSW
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Valedictory speech to NSW Legislative Assembly yesterday. It took 15 years to find the right words. Thanks to all our friends and supporters. For the text of the speech go to gregaplin.com.au
    Valedictory speech to NSW Legislative Assembly yesterday. It took 15 y
    2 weeks ago
    A fine innings Greg.
    3 weeks ago
    You have been an awesome ambassador for our region.
    3 weeks ago
    Lovely, sorry i missed it....great family picture.
    3 weeks ago
    Congratulations Greg. What an amazing career you have had....and done so magnificently! Beautiful family photo. Time to enjoy Greg!
    3 weeks ago
    Well done Greg you did an excellent job as member for Albury
    3 weeks ago
    Greg you have much to be proud of but above all your loving family.
    3 weeks ago
    Congratulations Greg. Thank you for all your support. Good luck for the future.
    3 weeks ago
    Congratulations Greg... you’ve always delivered well as a father, as an employee and as an ambassador The world is a better place as a result of the few like you. Blessings in retirement... hopefully we get to see you more now too 😄
    3 weeks ago
    Congratulations on a fine career of advocacy for your community mate. Well done!
    3 weeks ago
    What a fabulous family photo
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    A bumpy ride assured!
    Cycle Tumbarumba
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Coming to the end of ceremonies and events to mark the centenary of World War I. Today I was at the launch of an exhibition at Albury Council called 'Albury's Armistice Celebration', which looks at Albury at the time of the armistice, and the impact locally of the war. This wonderful exhibition was organised by the Albury Library/Museum in collaboration with the 8/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Regimental Collection. PIC: Local historian Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hunter OAM RFD (RTD), Vicky Cooper for the museum, and Graham Docksey OAM, Albury councillor and past President of the City of Albury RSL Sub-Branch. #RSL AlburyCity
    Coming to the end of ceremonies and events to mark the centenary of Wo
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Applications for recruitment are now open. There are many different ways you can help out! #MoreThanFire #ApplyNow http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/recruitment
    Firefighter recruitment
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    $300,000 is now available from the NSW Government, in the latest grant round, for multicultural projects. Applications will close 5pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Grants of up to $40,000 are available for 12-month projects that can make a lasting positive impact on social cohesion. To find out more information, please visit https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants/about_grants/. #multicultural #grantsNSW #socialcohesion
    $300,000 is now available from the NSW Government, in the latest grant
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Greg Aplin shared a Page.
    Justin Clancy - Liberal Candidate for Albury
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    While we tend to know a bit about what's going on in our own schools, or our children's schools, sometimes we miss the picture about everyone else's schools. Public education has been a focus of mine, and you might know how I have been chasing a new hall for James Fallon High School, and for upgrades at other schools. If you love public education, take a look at this 1 minute video. Many thanks for your time and interest!
    VIDEO NEWSLETTER: PUBLIC EDUCATION
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    This will be fun.
    Cycle Tumbarumba
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    At the AGM for Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service today. What an enthusiastic group! They do much more than deliver meals, and offer real support for their community. During the 2017-18 year they provided a service to 85 people, delivered 8936 meals to people who use their service and 1327 meals to Intereach clients. In August last year they applied for a NSW grant to purchase a vehicle. I was pleased to help in the process through which money was provided (a Community Building Partnership grant). Well done Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service on another wonderful year! All the best to President Ian Harpley, Manager Sue Winnett and the team. Greater Hume Council Holbrook, New South Wales Meals on Wheels NSW
    At the AGM for Holbrook Meals on Wheels Service today.What an enthusi
    5 weeks ago
    Thanks for your support Mr Aplin. Our community appreciates it!
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    After 150 years of education in Mulwala, a place like Mulwala Public School is to be cherished! I congratulate Principal Gayle Pinn, the staff, students – all ‘Mulwala Buddies’ -- and parents of Mulwala Public School for all you are achieving in this special corner of the world. And I wish you all the very best for today and the next 150 years, as your graduates take over the world. Mulwala, New South Wales Mulwala Public School NSW Department of Education
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  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    The Lincoln Place NSW Men’s Senior Open promised action and excitement, and it delivered right across three thrilling rounds last weekend. Here with me is Peter Senior (runner up). The other pic shows winner Michael Long surrounded by over 80 volunteer marshals. Thanks for coming to play -- and we look forward to welcoming you all back here in Albury and Thurgoona in 2019! Golf NSW Lincoln Place - Creating Communities AlburyCity #seniorsgolf
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    This stuff is important. Here. Yesterday, the Deputy Premier announced five priority areas which will be funded under the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund within regional NSW. The priority areas for this government are: • Water security – Dams and pipelines are a key priority and work is already underway on water security projects to enable NSW to better manage our most precious resource (including the Lake Rowlands to Carcoar 12km pipeline announced this week). • Rail and road passenger connectivity - New technology and track upgrades to provide faster passenger rail services. • Freight linkages – New technology and track upgrades to provide faster freight rail services as well as expanding air freight capacity and infrastructure. • Regional digital connectivity – Exploring the development of regional data hubs, high capacity “backbone” data links from regional centres to Sydney, connectivity to help agribusiness improve productivity and better access to reliable data speeds that will help businesses save money and improve services through technology. • Special Activation Business Precincts – Funding the next stages of the Parkes Special Activation Precinct investigations, including planning and environmental studies to make it quicker and easier for government to establish additional precincts. These precincts provide ready for construction land, streamlined planning approvals and targeted financial incentives to attract interstate and overseas investors, creating new jobs and flow on business in regional NSW.
    This stuff is important. Here. Yesterday, the Deputy Premier announc
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Got a minute? Another video newsletter, this time on sport. It's important, if you live here, to know what's going on and what the government is doing for you. This little series of videos has covered health, tourism, recycling initiatives,regional communities and more ...(mental health to come). Thanks for watching. #alburysport Stuart Ayres
    VIDEO NEWSLETTER: SUPPORT FOR SPORT
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    On Sunday the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, was in Albury to welcome delegates to the Local Government NSW Annual Conference ... and to announce $9.9 million in funding support from the NSW Government for the Ettamogah industrial area and new road connections to the Hume. This was the culmination of a long process and it is pleasing to see this result.
    On Sunday the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, was in Albury to welcome de
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    While I was up in Tumbarumba for the public school's celebration, I was pleased also to see the progress with the replacement MPS -- $32 million well spent. Snowy Valleys Council Tumbarumba, New South Wales
    While I was up in Tumbarumba for the public school's celebration, I wa
  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    TUMBARUMBA PUBLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES 150 YEARS! Looking at the contents of the time capsule from 25 years ago. A great display of memorabilia and records over the school's 150 years was arranged on tables and round the walls of the hall. Congratulations to the committee and staff. Tumbarumba, New South Wales Snowy Valleys Council
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  • 6 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    Great crowd in Wodonga this morning for the opening of Bill Tilley's campaign office. Very special guest was Victoria's Shadow Treasurer, Michael O'Brien. Go down and have a look on Stanley St. Bill Tilley MP Michael O'Brien MP
    Great crowd in Wodonga this morning for the opening of Bill Tilley's c
  • 7 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    It's great to celebrate Jindera's 150th with some grants to keep things looking good and well loved. A wonderful place to live and work. Greater Hume Council Jindera Pioneer Museum
    Gabrielle Upton