New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian
New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro
Parliament To Herald New Era Of Reform
Victor P Taffa
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro welcomed the resumption of New South Wales Parliament today with a pledge to deliver on the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals’ commitment to improving the lives of people across New South Wales.
Premier Berejiklian said the New South Wales Government will ensure all of its election commitments are delivered.
“This Government has put people at the heart of everything it does and I look forward to continuing that with the resumption of Parliament.” Premier Berejiklian said.
“I want to thank all returning MP’s and want to particularly note the excellent diversity amongst new MP’s who will no doubt bring with them unique perspectives that will lead to better outcomes for the citizens they serve.”
New Legislative Assembly New South Wales Government Members are:
- Justin Clancy (Albury);
- Peter Sidgreaves (Camden);
- Gurmesh Singh (Coffs Harbour);
- Dugald Saunders (Dubbo);
- Wendy Lindsay (East Hills);
- Wendy Tuckerman (Goulburn);
- Robyn Preston (Hawkesbury);
- Nathaniel Smith (Wollondilly).
Deputy Premier Barilaro said the resumption of Parliament brings the attention of regional issues to centre stage in Sydney.
“Since the conclusion of Parliament last year, regional MP’s have travelled countless kilometres to meet with constituents to make sure we are addressing the issues that concern them.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.
“With the sitting year now commencing we will put those issues back at the heart of government.”
Premier Berejiklian said the Government will modernise Parliament to ensure it effectively serves the people of New South Wales.
“I want this Parliament to be the most modern and progressive place of debate in the country.” Premier Berejiklian said.
“Of course, tradition is important, but we need to work harder to ensure that the Parliament better reflects, and responds to, the community it serves.”
“Parliament should always be focused on the people, not on itself. This means less focus on process and more focus on outcomes.” Premier Berejiklian said.
“Parliament should be more relevant for all members of our community, so that their confidence in our democratic processes is enhanced.”
To launch this reform process, Premier Berejiklian has written to the Presiding Officers of both Houses of Parliament to request the procedure committees of each House to provide recommendations to her by 30 June 2019.