While the Coalition is likely to win enough seats to form government, Wagga's Joe McGirr believes it will still need to work closely with the minor parties.
"It's just too narrow for them not to," Dr McGirr said. "I hope they will work closely with the independents particularly, Greg [Piper], Alex [Greenwich] and myself. We're keen to explore that. I think that will be a good opportunity." Click to read the full story by Jody Lindbeck via The Daily Advertiser.
Parliament will be cleaned up with higher standards expected of politicians under sweeping reforms to NSW's notorious bear pit set to be the first offering from Premier Gladys Berejiklian to the crossbench. Click to read the full original story by Anna Caldwell via The Daily Telegraph.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she will not take the state’s three independent MPs for granted as she prepares to govern with a slim majority after claiming victory on Saturday night. Read the original Sydney Morning Herald story here.
… NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will be able to rely on the three returning independents – Alex Greenwich, Greg Piper and Joe McGirr. “I want them to have a strong working relationship with my government from day one – not just when I might need them.” Read the original story via The Daily Advertiser.
Wagga MP Joe McGirr has declared victory in the NSW election, paving the way for the independent to serve his first full term in Parliament. Click to read the full story and watch the victory speech via The Daily Advertiser.
Click through to hear the full interview with Cathy Van Extel via ABC Radio National.
These latest statistics are a testament to the 'Barred from one Barred from All' policy the Wagga Liquor Accord designed and adopted. I would like to pass on my appreciation for the combined efforts of licensed premises in reducing alcohol-fueled violence across the city. Read the full story via The Daily Advertiser or click through to watch the Prime7 Wagga Wagga story.
Concerns about the PFAS contamination at Forest Hill have prompted calls for a more active state-wide response to be coordinated with the federal government’s action plan. Click through to hear my views and watch the full story via 9News Riverina.
Wagga MP says disability advocacy should be permanently funded. Click through to hear the original story from the ABC Riverina studio.
While a number of houses are awaiting rebuilds, 318 residents are waiting to be housed across Wagga Wagga. This is an important issue I will be working with council and government to ensure it is addressed as soon as possible. Read the original story from The Daily Advertiser.