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Return water management power to the people of New South Wales

It’s time that New South Wales takes its water management powers back, says Member for Barwon Roy Butler. Barwon communities have been battling the effects of poor water management for years and its time the...
21 November, 2019
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Stop shuffling around bureaucrats and provide real drought support

“It’s disappointing that the Government has decided to shuffle public service positions, and spend more money creating new offices within offices instead of providing real drought support,” said Member for Barwon Roy Butler. Mr Butler’s...
6 November, 2019
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Re-establishment of natural rock weirs along the Darling should be a priority

The re-establishment of natural rock weirs along the Darling River is a critical water project worthy of Government investment according to the Member for Barwon, Roy Butler. Mr Butler called for the Government to include...
29 October, 2019
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Government votes against supporting water infrastructure projects in Bourke and Walgett

“This drought has exacerbated decades of government negligence and underwhelming water infrastructure planning,” says Member for Barwon Roy Butler.   “Across the western NSW, there are towns staring down the barrel of being without water...
28 October, 2019
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Barwon MP fighting for desperately needed drug rehabilitation centres in western NSW

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler is calling on the NSW Government to take action and establish more residential rehabilitation centres in the west of the State. Drug related crime figures, presentations to emergency departments, and...
25 September, 2019
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Member for Barwon calls for immediate independent audit of rural and regional public hospitals

Barwon MP Roy Butler has renewed his party’s call for an independent audit of rural and regional public hospital services and staffing. This call follows the deeply concerning revelations in the Four Corners report Health...
10 September, 2019
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Lifeline financial counselling services receive essential funding

Essential services delivered by Lifeline Broken Hill will continue to operate after more than $110,000 in funding under NSW Fair Trading’s community grants programs. The Lifeline Broken Hill Region Financial Counselling Service and Lifeline Broken...
6 September, 2019
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Government votes against providing real drought support

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party put on the table in Parliament a drought package that would provide real support to farmers and farming communities, disappointingly the Government voted against supporting them. The SFF drought...
21 August, 2019
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Broken Hill pipeline business case should never have been kept from the public

“This business case should never have been kept from the public,” says Barwon MP Roy Butler. Today after a three-year battle, repeated calls from the community and Members of Parliament the Government has passed on...
15 August, 2019
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