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House grant did its job: MP

Friday, 18th January, 2013

New home owner Tamara Cuffe worked hard to buy a house before the first home buyers grant was scrapped in October. New home owner Tamara Cuffe worked hard to buy a house before the first home buyers grant was scrapped in October.

By Erica Visser

Local MP John Williams has hit back at criticism of the NSW Government's scrapping of the first home buyers grant, suggesting that the incentive would not make much difference.

The $7000 grant was cut at the last State budget and officially ended in October.

Broadband plan a disaster: MP

Friday, 2nd November, 2012

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By Erica Visser

State MP John Williams has labelled the National Broadband Network (NBN) the "biggest white elephant the Federal Government has seen".

His comments came after the State Government claimed that it would leave taxpayers with a $400 million installation bill.

NSW Finance and Services Minister, Greg Pearce, said that the company responsible for rolling out the Federal initiative, NBN Co, had refused to pay the full cost of installing the fibre network.

Outback forgotten by Labor, says MP

Friday, 19th October, 2012

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By Gayle Ball

Local MP John Williams has accused the NSW Opposition of being "city-centric" after it failed to appoint a spokesman for Western NSW in its latest reshuffle.

The Member for Murray-Darling said the decision was proof that Labor's focus was on Sydney and not the needs of country NSW.

'Power sale a certainty'

Friday, 19th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

State MP John Williams says that selling NSW electricity networks would happen despite unions declaring it a "licence to gouge consumers".

The Productivity Commission, in a report released yesterday, called for the overhaul of the regulation and ownership of the electricity networks.

Aviation check MP to examine options

Monday, 15th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

State MP John Williams will investigate air services amid calls to remodel regional aviation and deregulate the Broken Hill to Sydney route.

The proposed "hub and spoke" model would mean flights would converge at a country centre where passengers would board a larger aircraft to travel to Sydney.

The idea was recommended by the Standing Committee into State Development in a recent report on economic and social development in Central Western NSW.

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