MPs who crossed the floor removed as Parliamentary secretaries

NATIONALS MPs and have been removed from their positions as parliamentary secretaries of southern and Northern New South Wales.

The news comes just days after Hodgkinson and Gulaptis made the decision to cross the floor in an attempt to block the government’s proposed ban on greyhound racing alongside another MP, Kevin Humphries.

They are being replaced by Adam Marshall and Bronnie Taylor, both of whom voted in support of the ban, with the passing through the Lower House in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“Both Adam and Bronnie will bring a renewed focus on regional NSW, ensuring the communities of northern and southern NSW have a strong voice in government,” said , Deputy Premier and leader of the NSW Nationals Party.

“Adam and Bronnie both have a track record of delivering for their communities and I know they will kick goals in their new roles.

“Regional communications and renewable energies are both important issues in the bush and are clear priorities for the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government with these responsibilities now attached to the Parliamentary Secretary roles.

“I thank outgoing Parliamentary Secretaries Katrina Hodgkinson and Chris Gulaptis for their service in their roles and look forward to speaking to them both about other opportunities to best serve their communities into the future.”

The news that Gulaptis and Hodgkinson have been dumped as Parliamentary secretaries comes despite Grant having praised both MPs for standing up for their constituents over the .

“There is no resentment against them for doing that. I’m actually proud of them for doing that, it is not an easy thing,” Grant had said.

Gulaptis told APN’s Daily Examiner on that he would not change his actions to cross the floor if he could go back.

“I’d do it over and over again if I was in the same situation,” Gulaptis said.

“This was not about me – it was about people in the greyhound racing industry losing their livelihoods, their sport and the dogs they love.

“This was a real core community issue.”

Both Marshall and Taylor are expected to receive a $30,000 pay rise in their new roles.

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dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2015/11/22/premier-mike-baird-is-he-australias-1-terrorist-hiding-corruption-with-threats/

lol………the things you find when you are bored. here isa go at BAIRD and his senior office staff. never seen or heard of this author before,but when one goes onto his site,well,you be the judge in what you read.

not for the faint hearted either.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

http://www.yuhugroup.com.au/#!aboutus/ery4l

watch this group and its interest in the wenty park area.

name popping up a lot,a lot,in relation to niceties.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-king-of-the-mountain-brush-with-corruption-scandal-20160224-gn2tvt.html

aw,shuks. look along a few pics,and wo me. there is our own MIKEY boy baird.

read the story.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/chinese-donor-the-yuhu-group-steps-in-to-help-sam-dastyari-20150327-1m9be2.html

see any resemblances here?

SAM DASTYARI/GOVERNMENT/YUHU GROUP/WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENTS/MILLER BUILDING NEAR THE WENTY DOG TRACK/ TALKS OF CERTAIN CHINESE INVESTORS WANTING A SLICE OF THAT AREA DEVELOPMENT.

I will go back to reading my daily paper,sip on me coffee,and watch all the denials.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BOB WHITELAW….

bob, can a VETO be used to block a bill being assented by the GG?

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Yes the G.G can refuse the Bill ! but its never been done.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw BINGO.

yes, it is a rare occurrence. I read where a dam in TASMANIA was a case where it was used successfully,so that means,regardless of little usage,a VETO can be initiated to block that BILL before it is assented by the GG.

who kicks starts it,well I have set the wheels in motion,and cant divulge on here what and who,but it is now well and truly being looked at.

maybe a dead fish,but hey,while it breathes,its still alive.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

decision must be getting under the skin of a few it seems.

retractions are disguising the stress a few are feeling. oh well,part of the game of bullying.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

told you so. now a company that is spruiked a lot in politics conversations. and not for good reason either.