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  • 2 days 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 No more band-aid solutions to an out-of-date design.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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  • 2 days ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 4 days ago by Greg Aplin

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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
  • 4 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    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
    4 days 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.
  • 4 days 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
  • 5 days ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    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
    As you know, mental health has been a real priority for me in the Albu
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    $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
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro was in Albury on Tuesday and we went to the home of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus to announce a grant of more than $43,000 under the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund. Mr Barilaro said the funding will allow the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, one of Australia’s pre-eminent youth circus training and performance centres, to expand their facilities and introduce new major circus apparatus. I always enjoy taking government ministers to see the iconic Fruit Flies in action. Once seen, never forgotten! Well done to the Fruit Flies. #nswregionalculturalfund John Barilaro The Flying Fruit Fly Circus School
    Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro was in Albu
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    GOOD NEWS FOR CARAVANNERS As part of this year’s Budget initiatives, the NSW Government is reducing by 40 per cent the motor vehicle tax for caravans and camper trailers. The change will apply to towed caravans and purpose-built camper trailers weighing up to 4.5 tonnes, putting a saving of up to $471 back into the pockets of hard working families across the state. The reduction will benefit about 120,000 registrations and will be implemented from 1 November 2018. Tell your friends and fellow travellers! Melinda Pavey The NRMA
    GOOD NEWS FOR CARAVANNERSAs part of this year’s Budget initiatives,
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    Come on Queensland! 😁
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    FRIENDS OF NOLAN HOUSE It was great to catch up with the Friends of Nolan House once again in my office to discuss the needs of those using this important facility, and how the NSW Government can work to achieve ongoing improvements. None of this is easy, so I thank the Friends of Nolan House for their constant commitment and readiness to provide information and insight. True dedication. Friends Of Nolan House #AlburyWodongaHealth
    FRIENDS OF NOLAN HOUSEIt was great to catch up with the Friends of No
  • 1 week ago by Greg Aplin

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    $150,000 FOR ALBURY PCYC At Albury PCYC on Friday to announce that the NSW Government has allocated $150,000 to upgrade the PCYC facility. Once the works are complete, the facility will have enhanced multi-purpose activity spaces enabling a variety of sports to be played and increasing participation by the wider community. The current amenities at the club will also be upgraded so they are modern and inviting. Our PCYC does exceptional work engaging our young people in many sports and activities, guiding them to make positive life decisions and helping many to avoid entering into the juvenile justice system. I’m thrilled the Liberals & Nationals Government has invested in the young people of Albury for future generations to come. PCYC Albury Albury, New South Wales, Australia NSW Police Force
    $150,000 FOR ALBURY PCYCAt Albury PCYC on Friday to announce that the
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Yesterday I was at the Albury PCYC to present a Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate for long term volunteering of 25 or more years of service, to Hilibrandt Westra. Hilly (here with his grandchildren) has steadfastly given his time and expertise for something like 27 years, helping young people to get fit, active and qualified in the art and discipline of judo. Well done Hilly Westra! PCYC Albury Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW Volunteering
    Yesterday I was at the Albury PCYC to present a Premier’s Volunteer
    3 weeks ago
    Well done. Great example to young people!
  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    At the Ettamogah Rail Hub this morning to announce a grant of $7.6 million to increase siding capacity by more than five kilometres. The money comes as part of the NSW Government Fixing Country Rail Program. With me are Cameron Jackson and Colin Rees, discussing how the project will substantially increase freight capacity at the terminal, enabling longer trains of up to 1,200 metres in length to be loaded off the main line. The use of longer trains will cut delivery times and allow more goods to be transported by rail, reducing costs for both producers and consumers. A great win for business in Albury! Regional Connect / Ettamogah Rail Hub #FixingCountryRail Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce
    At the Ettamogah Rail Hub this morning to announce a grant of $7.6 mil
    3 weeks ago
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  • 3 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    On Sunday I was out at Jindera Country Golf Club opening the new synthetic grass putting greens, funded with a $20,000 grant from the NSW Government. While this picture isn't brilliant the green behind us looks fantastic. I'm not actually cutting a ribbon -- it's a section of synthetic turf. That's a first. Well done to Jindera Country Golf Club! If you play golf, get yourself out there and put your putter to use! Jindera, New South Wales Greater Hume Council Golf NSW Adam Marshall MP
    On Sunday I was out at Jindera Country Golf Club opening the new synth
  • 4 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

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    Video Newsletter: Riverina Highway Upgrade
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    We love our SES volunteers!
    We love our SES volunteers!
  • 4 weeks 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 weeks ago
    Thank you very much Greg, always a pleasure to have you visit.
  • 5 weeks 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 weeks 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
    5 weeks 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
    5 weeks 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
    5 weeks ago
    Greg, will comments to your post be enough to gauge opinion or should our opinions be in writing?
    5 weeks ago
    Silly question... YES. I'm not sure 150m is far enough to be honest. Thogpi can pray in their Church.
    5 weeks 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!!!
    5 weeks 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.
    5 weeks 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?
    5 weeks 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!
    5 weeks ago
    As I wrote to Greg, this sort of behaviour under any banner other than religion would be deemed harassment and people charged.
  • 5 weeks ago by Greg Aplin

    Greg Aplin
    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
  • 6 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
  • 6 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.
  • 7 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
  • 7 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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  • 8 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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