ROWLAND CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO RALLY AGAINST CLOSURE OF CHILDCARE CENTRES

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, has called on Blacktown residents to stand up to the Liberals on Blacktown Council and rally against their proposed closure of childcare centres. The United Services Union will be hosting a rally before the Council meeting on 30 October 2013 from 6pm at the Village Green in Blacktown. Ms Rowland said it was becoming clearer by the day that the Liberals on Blacktown Council want to close down council-run childcare centres and the community needed to send a clear message to the Liberals to keep them open. Continue reading

APPOINTMENT TO THE SHADOW MINISTRY

It is a great privilege to be appointed to the shadow portfolios of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Assisting on Communications. To be appointed to Labor’s Shadow Ministry is an extremely humbling experience and I am very thankful to be given this opportunity. Continue reading

ABBOTT GOVERNMENT DUMPS DISABILITYCARE ROLL OUT IN BLACKTOWN AND BEYOND

The future of DisabilityCare Australia for thousands of people has been thrown into doubt with the Abbott Government walking away from Federal Labor’s plans for the full roll out the scheme. During the election campaign Federal Labor announced its priorities for the next roll out of the national disability insurance scheme from July 2016, including making Blacktown one of the first sites for the roll out. Continue reading

ROWLAND THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND ‘NASHOS’ MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland has thrown her support behind the Cumberland Sub-Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association’s recruitment drive, encouraging local National Servicemen from 1951 to 1972 to join their local Cumberland Sub-Branch. Ms Rowland said the “Nashos” do a great job in representing and standing up for Australian National Servicemen. Continue reading

ROWLAND RE-ELECTED TO THE SEAT OF GREENWAY

ROWLAND RE-ELECTED TO THE SEAT OF GREENWAY To the people of Greenway I am humbled and honoured by the trust you have placed in me to continue to represent you in Australia’s Parliament. Continue reading

NBN SWITCHED ON IN BLACKTOWN AND RIVERSTONE

NBN SWITCHED ON IN BLACKTOWN AND RIVERSTONE More areas in Western Sydney are getting access to the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) reliable, high-speed broadband thanks to the Rudd Labor Government. An additional 4,000 homes in Blacktown have been passed by NBN fibre this week and NBN fibre services have been switched on to 700 premises in Riverstone. The NBN fibre network has now passed 6,100 homes and businesses across Blacktown and Riverstone. Continue reading

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