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Government assistance packages must take account of drought impacts

Member for Barwon Roy Butler is urging the State and Federal Governments to take account of the impacts of drought and amend the eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 assistance packages. “Businesses in Barwon have been...
6 April, 2020
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Bunker down Barwon - or pay the fine

The message from NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller ‘you’re in lockdown wherever you live’ is loud and clear according to Member for Barwon Roy Butler. “It’s time we in Barwon bunker down and live like...
31 March, 2020
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Just come back tomorrow - Metro-centric supermarket decisions leave property owners cupboards bare

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler is calling on Coles and Woolworths to show some compassion and relax purchasing limits for property owners who are travelling vast distances to do their shopping. Property owners are being...
20 March, 2020
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The show won’t go on - COVID-19 the latest blow for regional communities

The Government now more than ever needs to provide cash based assistance to struggling regional communities according to Member for Barwon Roy Butler. Mr Butler has renewed his calls for cash based assistance for regional...
14 March, 2020
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Congratulations Mia Degumois – Barwon Woman of the Year

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler has expressed his delight at announcing Mia Degoumois of Packsaddle as the 2020 Barwon Local Woman of the Year. The Award is presented as part of the annual Women of...
5 March, 2020
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Royal Commission – Nats say YES – Libs say NO

Member for Barwon Roy Butler welcomed the news today that the NSW Nationals are backing his party’s call for a Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party have been...
27 February, 2020
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Environmental agency illegally taking water – Government must properly account for Toorale diversions

Member for Barwon Roy Butler has called for the immediate reopening of the Water Sharing Plan for the Intersecting Streams Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011 given the moves by government to install permanent water...
25 February, 2020
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Minister Pavey flip-flops on embargo to create perfect storm of misinformation

The decision to backflip on an embargo and waive restrictions on take in several tributaries and parts of the Peel, Namoi and Gwydir rivers doesn’t pass the pub test according to Member for Barwon Roy...
12 February, 2020
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No shortage of gas - just a shortage of common sense

“There is no shortage of gas in Australia, there’s a shortage of common sense in Canberra when it comes to gas export policy and domestic gas reservation policy,” says Member for Barwon, Roy Butler. Mr...
31 January, 2020
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