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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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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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