Light at the end of St Helena tunnel

TODAY’S breakthrough of the northbound tunnel through St Helena Hill marks another major milestone in the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale. The Federal Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, joined the Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, and   the New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, to mark the occasion.…

Anzac Centenary grants close soon

GROUPS wanting to celebrate the Anzac Centenary next year are reminded that grant applications close on December 31. The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary project through which funding of up to $125,000 will be made available to support projects in Page that commemorate the First…

National Medal for rescue service’s Roger Fry

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan will tomorrow present Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter crew chief Roger Fry with a National Medal in recognition of his service to organisation. “I congratulate Roger for his long service to our community. Many people will know Roger personally, others may not, but there are only a few whose lives…

Importance of rural research for Page

Mr HOGAN (Page) (12:22): I rise to speak on and support the Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 and the cognate bills, the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2013 and Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment Bill 2013. I welcome the government’s recognition of the importance of rural R&D, particularly in agriculture, fisheries…