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Category: Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin MP

NEWS: Janelle Saffin has served in State and Federal Australian Parliaments. She has extensive experience in parliamentary affairs, politics, governance, public policy formulation, legal development and management of change, and is Chair of the ALP’s International Party Development Committee. She is a community development specialist, teacher, lawyer, politician and has worked in government and non-government roles, and in high level advisory roles.

Three-year delay for flood-stricken school ‘outrageous’: Saffin

May 21st, 2020
Three-year delay for flood-stricken school ‘outrageous’: Saffin STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin is calling on the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government to provide a start date for construction of Murwillumbah East Public School’s long-overdue replacement classrooms and library. Ms Saffin used the resumption o

Community groups can apply for share of 300,000 Dollars from May 4

April 28th, 2020
Community groups can apply for share of $300,000 from May 4 THERE’S only a week to go before applications open for the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, worth $300,000 for MP Janelle Saffin’s Lismore Electorate. Ms Saffin, who consistently reminds the Government that the electorate s

Janelle Saffin MP Families score win with no preschool fees for six months

April 15th, 2020
Families score win with no preschool fees for six months: Saffin LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed the NSW Government’s offer to pay preschool fees for up to six months as a win for families, particularly those employed on the frontline during the COVID-19 crisis. Ms Saffin said she and the NSW Labor Oppositio

Saffin says bushfire-affected residents must not be forgotten

April 7th, 2020
Saffin says bushfire-affected residents must not be forgotten THE bushfire season may have ended a week ago, but Lismore MP Janelle Saffin says the plight of Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands residents who lost homes, animals and property last year must not be forgotten. Ms Saffin vowed to continue her sustaine

FREE TAFE COURSES TO SUPPORT NSW IN PANDEMIC Janelle Saffin

April 6th, 2020
FREE TAFE COURSES TO SUPPORT NSW IN PANDEMIC A SUITE of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the State who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the pandemic response has had a dramatic effect on communities and working l

20 projects share in $300,000 to build communities: Saffin

March 23rd, 2020
20 projects share in $300,000 to build communities: Saffin STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin today (Monday, March 23) announced that 20 community projects across her electorate will share $300,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program. Ms Saffin called on the Govern

Do you have a story?

March 23rd, 2020
Do you have a story During these hard times, closures, isolation it’s a long road ahead for all of us. Heartland Magazine will continue to bring stories about people and communities. Now can be a time of reflection. We love to write about people, their loves, their hopes and their dreams and publish them in our

MORE DELAYS AS VETERANS FORCED TO WAIT MONTHS FOR $250 TRAVEL CARD

February 26th, 2020
MORE DELAYS AS VETERANS FORCED TO WAIT MONTHS FOR $250 TRAVEL CARD Veterans are again being left on the side of the road by the Nationals, with reports they will be forced to wait up to three months before they can apply for the Regional Seniors Travel Card. The Nationals had initially excluded pension-aged veterans

FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued

February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2 NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm. What is happening MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.

Saffin hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government in Lismore, Kyogle

January 21st, 2020
Saffin hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government in Lismore, Kyogle LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin today (Tuesday, January 21) hosts NSW Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren MP for roundtable discussions with Lismore City and Kyogle councils. Ms Saffin said Mr Warren, who is also NSW Shadow Minister for V

Janelle Saffin MP – School Demountables Shortchange Our Students

October 22nd, 2019
School demountables shortchange our students THE Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s spending explosion on demountables continues to shortchange students in public schools across the Northern Rivers region, according to State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin. Ms Saffin said Budget estimates had revealed that there s

Kyogle Council project wins NSW emergency management award

September 25th, 2019
Kyogle Council project wins NSW emergency management award An innovative project led, by Kyogle Council, to ensure local communities are more prepared and better able to recover from disasters has won the NSW Get Ready Community Award. The project - Kyogle Community-Managed Action Plan for an Emergency Evacuation C

LISMORE ONE STEP CLOSER TO FLOOD FREE FUTURE

March 18th, 2019
LISMORE ONE STEP CLOSER TO FLOOD FREE FUTURE A major effort to reduce the flood risk facing businesses and residents in Lismore has begun with Member for Lismore Thomas George, Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin and Lismore City Council (LCC) Mayor Isaac Smith turning the first sod on Lismore’s flood miti

Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning

February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma. Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding

THOMAS GEORGE COMMUNITY CHASING DOWN YELLOW CRAZY ANTS

February 21st, 2019
COMMUNITY CHASING DOWN YELLOW CRAZY ANTS A surveillance blitz will kick off across the Lismore Local Government Area this weekend, with over 600 random inspections by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) staff to determine the extent of yellow crazy ants (YCA). YCA were first detected in central Lismore in May

CUDDLY CANINES BRING CALM TO COURT IN LISMORE

January 21st, 2019
CUDDLY CANINES BRING CALM TO COURT IN LISMORE   Therapy dogs have ‘repawted’ for duty at Lismore Courthouse as part of a program to reduce anxiety for vulnerable people, Member for Lismore Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin announced today. Mr George said Guide Dogs NSW

Thomas George MP – $4.2 MILLION SEALS THE CLARENCE WAY

January 17th, 2019
$4.2 MILLION SEALS THE CLARENCE WAY Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have today announced $4.2 million dollars to seal the final 15 kilometre of the Clarence Way. Mr George said the funding allocated through the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program,

LISMORE HOSPITAL’S NORTH TOWER ‘TOPS OUT’

January 16th, 2019
LISMORE HOSPITAL’S NORTH TOWER ‘TOPS OUT’ Member for Lismore, Thomas George and the Northern NSW Local Health District have marked a high point in the construction of the Lismore Base Hospital North Tower project with a traditional topping out ceremony. Mr George unveiled a small shrub and signed his name

NORPA TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

January 11th, 2019
NORPA TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE FOR PERFROMING ARTS Member for Lismore Thomas George and Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Nationals candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin have announced the Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre(NORPA) has successfully secured $1.116 million as part of the sec

THOMAS GEORGE MP $162,337 HELPS BUILD A STRONGER LISMORE

November 28th, 2018
$162,337 HELPS BUILD A STRONGER LISMORE Ten projects in Lismore have today secured $162,337 in funding for projects through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the State Government funds will support the great work of the North Coast National A

EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER

November 27th, 2018
EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin has criticised the Greens after they once again supported comments condemning the cattle industry. The Greens candidate for Page recently posted on social media that “cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting

MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH

November 27th, 2018
MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH Tenterfield residents are being urged to start a meaningful conversation with friends, loved ones and colleagues, with the Bruce Binge Memorial Rugby League Team set to promote the RUOK message when they visit Goondiwindi in February. The te

REVIEW INTO NORTHERN RIVERS BOTTLED WATER

November 20th, 2018
REVIEW INTO NORTHERN RIVERS BOTTLED WATER Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin have welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair of an independent review into the impacts of the bottled water industry on groundwater sources in the Northern R
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