SPEECH – BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL – 27 MAY 2013

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BUDGET DELIVERS FOR WESTERN SYDNEY COMMUTERS

Blacktown Federal MPs, Michelle Rowland and Ed Husic, have heralded the 2013 Federal Budget’s provision of $1.8 billion for the WestConnex link as a victory for commuters in Western Sydney. The project will include capacity improvements on the existing M4 and M5 corridors, extend the M4 to Sydney Airport, and improve access to the Sydney CBD and Port Botany. Continue reading

VICTORY FOR THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland said this year’s Budget is a victory for thousands of local residents with a disability, their families and their carers. “This Budget is a victory for those that need it most. It is a victory for around 3,200 disabled people I represent who are eligible for support under DisabilityCare,” Ms Rowland said. Continue reading

ROWLAND CALLS ON STATE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE STATIONS A LIFT

There are 417 good reasons for the State Government to deliver on its promise to improve access at Pendle Hill and Toongabbie train stations. That’s how many people have signed the Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland’s petition calling on the State Government to deliver on their promise to upgrade the stations. Ms Rowland today presented the petitions to Toongabbie State MP, Nathan Rees at Pendle Hill station. Continue reading

ROWLAND WELCOMES REFERENDUM ON COUNCILS

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland has welcomed the Prime Minister’s decision to go ahead with a referendum on September 14 on the financial recognition of local government in the Constitution. Ms Rowland, who chaired the Joint Select Committee on the Constitutional Recognition of Local Government, said this was a vitally important issue that needs to be addressed. Continue reading

NBN SWITCHED ON IN BLACKTOWN

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Michelle Rowland MP Federal Member for Greenway Ed Husic MP Federal Member for Chifley JOINT MEDIA RELEASE NBN switched on in Blacktown Continue reading

NSW SAYS YES TO BETTER SCHOOLS IN GREENWAY

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland today said that local schools would be the winners after the Prime Minister signed an agreement with the NSW Government to inject $5 billion into NSW schools. But, it is under threat from Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party, with Liberal Education Spokesperson, Christopher Pyne confirming funding will be ripped away from NSW if all states don’t sign up. PYNE: Certainly if the Coalition is elected and there are some states operating under different models, we will not honour those agreements. [ABC The World Today – April 15, 2013] Continue reading

$1,507,162 FOR BLACKTOWN COUNCIL THANKS TO FEDERAL LABOR

Blacktown Federal MPs, Michelle Rowland and Ed Husic have welcomed the allocation of $1,507,162 to Blacktown City Council to help build and renew community infrastructure. “This is a win for Blacktown and demonstrates how important the Federal Government’s partnership with local government is,” Ms Rowland said. “Good community infrastructure will cater for our growing community and make it a better place to live. Continue reading

BLACKTOWN LAUNCH FOR NEW GUIDE TO COMBAT IDENTITY CRIME

As part of National Consumer Fraud Week, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland were at Blacktown Library today to launch a new booklet to help Australians protect themselves from identity theft. The Federal Government’s Protecting Your Identity booklet provides practical advice on protecting personal information, real life examples of scams and steps to take to avoid risks of identity theft. Continue reading