Budget & Barwon

State Member for Barwon Roy Butler said in the wake of the release of the 2023-24 NSW State Budget yesterday that the Barwon electorate remains well funded and all funds committed to during the previous year will be honoured. Mr Butler said it had been a challenge for  the new […]


Roy romps home to win election race

Roy Butler was popularly returned as the Member for Barwon at Saturday’s State Election winning close to half of the primary vote and making history as the first Independent to hold the seat. “The numbers show that it was not a close race,” Mr Butler said of the election count […]


Death of country pubs and clubs

The introduction of a Cashless Gaming Card is expected to be ‘the death’ of country pubs and clubs. That’s the view of Cobar Services Club secretary/manager Linda Carter who raised her concerns about the NSW Government’s proposed Cashless Gaming Card legislation with State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler when he […]

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Butler secures a review of IPTAAS

Member for Barwon Roy Butler secured a commitment from Health Minister Brad Hazzard in Parliament last week to review the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS). “The current IPTAAS subsidies of 22 cents per kilometre for private vehicle travel, and $43 per night for the first seven nights […]

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School leaders talk to state leaders

Cobar High School’s school captains Sandie Mitchell and Zoe Carter attended the 2019 Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program in Sydney last Thursday, which included a trip to Parliament House. The students joined 150 students and young people from around the western area and across the state to meet with Members […]