February 6, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting with PhD candidate from the Australian National University, Mrs Penelope Marshall this week who is researching wild dog management and control policies for her thesis.
I had a very productive, in-depth discussion with Mrs Marshall particularly in regards to a lack of response from all levels of government to the key ... ... Read more »
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October 3, 2012
Gloria and I enjoyed the Goulburn Lilac Time Festival over the weekend which, despite shocking weather, was exceptionally attended and a great amount of fun.
I took particular pleasure in officially opening the festival as part of the afternoon’s formalities and I wish to again congratulate the winners of Citizen of the Year, June Lane and Achiev... ... Read more »
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September 19, 2012
I like many Australians am concerned about the disgraceful riots in the Sydney CBD over the weekend. My primary concern is for the safety of future generations of Australians, including my children and grandchildren, when such rampant violent abuse of our democratic processes is able to run riot on a Saturday afternoon in our state capital.
Riots... ... Read more »
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September 12, 2012
Over the weekend I spent some time in Harden Murrumburrah to attend the annual Harden show and to celebrate the sesquicentenary of the Murrumburrah Public School.
The 150th anniversary of the Murrumburrah Public School involved a church service at the Uniting Church followed by morning tea, historical displays and entertaining performances by curr... ... Read more »
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September 5, 2012
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Young Farmers Markets and the Grenfell Show.
It was a lovely day for both of these events and an opportune occasion to enjoy the sun and showcasing of the produce and talent that these western fringes of the Hume electorate have to offer.
The Grenfell Show was very well attended with the suppo... ... Read more »
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August 29, 2012
On Sunday I attended the Crystal Brook Lavender Farm’s monthly event during the Winter season aptly named ‘Some Sunday Afternoon’. On this occasion, pianist Therese Nielson entertained guests with an outstanding array of musical items which left me totally in awe of her special talent.
Therese played, without written music, various melodies which... ... Read more »
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August 22, 2012
I had the pleasure of attending the Cootamundra Auskick Presentation Day over the weekend to congratulate some eighty local Cootamundra kids who have gained invaluable life skills from their participation in the Auskick program over the past six months.
From the sidelines, it is clear to me how such a sports program is helping to develop a strong... ... Read more »
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August 15, 2012
Last month Gloria and I were deeply humbled by the special honour of a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Boorowa Rotary Club and we are most thankful for their kind consideration of our involvement in Rotary as deserving of such an award.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Boorowa Rotarians who have great zeal for people-focus... ... Read more »
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December 16, 2011
The Festive Season is upon us yet again and I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on 2011, which again has been a very full year for both Gloria and me.The drought breaking rains and subsequent floods that came at the end of 2010 saw rural communities across the electorate of Hume rally together for the recovery effort in early 2011. Sad... ... Read more »
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August 13, 2011
The township of Cootamundra which is the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman and famous for the national flower, the 'Cootamundra Wattle' celebrated its 150th anniversary (sesquicentenary) on Saturday, 13th August 2011. The centre of town was a hive of activity with hundreds of people lining Parker Street to watch the parade of vintage cars, army cade... ... Read more »
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