Feature Articles

Every Drop Is Sacred

First published in The Sunday Telegraph, on 13/10/19 People in the bush know how precious water is. They’ve been counting every drop for generations – having been in drought more times than not over the past 20 years. When water dries up in regional NSW it not only...

Basin plan: Relieve pressure on drought-ravaged irrigators

First published in The Weekly Times, 31 July 2019 This current drought is officially the worst on record. We need our states and territories, alongside the Australian Government, to come to the table and start collectively planning for a continued drought. We need to...

Labor’s Indecision Has Taken It’s Toll

Across the nation state governments of all political persuasions have continually adopted the user pays model to fund motorways. A user pays model, aka toll roads, pays for the road and only charges those who use it.  That means it reduces the burden on all taxpayers,...

Sydney Gateway – Labor’s Missing Pieces

When the Premier and I announced the congestion busting Sydney Gateway project the big picture became clearer. This isn’t just a new road around an airport, it’s one piece of a much bigger transport puzzle, connecting Sydney like never before.  And it wasn’t long...

Strak Numbers Show We Still Have Room To Improve

FORTY-one minutes. It’s almost exactly how long it takes to watch half a game of rugby league. As any fan knows, it can fly by. That’s how often someone is killed or seriously injured in NSW. Just one simple, everyday mistake or bad decision behind the wheel can end...

The Benefits Of Inland Rail

Every industry in one way or another relies on freight movement. It’s predicted by 2031 freight volumes in NSW will double to 794 million tonnes. That means future planning now is essential. This state moves over $200 billion worth of freight product. And this freight...

A Heartbreaking Reminder Ahead Of National Road Safety Week

There are few things that have the power to affect us all as deeply and profoundly as the loss of a loved one. The first time I heard Hannah McMurtrie’s story I was in a small room in the middle of Taree. Hannah’s parents sat in front of me, they began pulling out...

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