The Kangaroo Valley Show has done it again, another great family event and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Well done to the organisers, show participants and the many volunteers who have dedicated their time this year.

I will continue to focus on the Shoalhaven River Crossing, and funding resolutions for the Princes Highway, working alongside my state colleagues for the entire length of that highway.

Recently my state colleagues offered to lobby for the funds to maintain the historic Nowra Bridge, I truly hope they are successful, just imagine if you could have a better aligned highway more state and federal funding, fewer accidents and an international invitation for tourists to visit.

I w...onder if the south coast councils and state government members would consider developing a vision for our highway our future , the ‘Grand Pacific Drive’ could be such a vision for our region, not just a road of strategic importance but one that doubles up and takes visitors to all our villages.

I encouraged state members, local councillors and the community to get on board with the Grand Pacific Drive, because right now it finishes where the Bolong Road meets the Princes Highway.

We in Gilmore can achieve terrific outcomes; we should work on this together.

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On the issue of NBN
Did you know that the #Labor #opposition did nothing when they were in government to cut the energy network costs, they did nothing when they were in government to cut the retailer costs and they did nothing when they were in government to heed the warnings about increasing gas exports. No wonder the power bills increased when Labor were in office. I asked the Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg to update the House on the Coalition Governments National Energy Guarantee and how it will deliver an affordable and reliable supply of energy across our nation…
Seahawke and Squirrel helicopter withdrawal ceremony

#Rheinmetall, #BlueScope and #Bisalloy Steel have signed a teaming agreement which could see the delivery of a range of products and services to support the manufacture of the Land 400 Phase 2 and BOXER CRV in Australia.

This local announcement has re-ignited the steel production industry in Port Kembla.

The fact that the region, with its local manufacturing capabilities and skilled workforce could soon be supplying quality specialised steel will no doubt see the creation of new jobs, and a strengthened economy.

Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis has today welcomed the news that Rheinmetall, BlueScope and Bisalloy Steel have signed a teaming agreement which could see the delivery of a range of products and services to support the manufacture of the Land 400 Phase 2 and BOXER CRV in Australia. “Congratulation...

Volunteers are the heart of our community – from fighting fires, to raising money for local sport and caring for our most vulnerable, to inspiring others to also volunteer.

If you are a volunteer, then I encourage you to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. To learn more click the link...

Member for Gilmore for Ann Sudmalis has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference. Mrs Sudmalis said the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders in Gilmore to travel to Sydney for the national confe...

The #cashlessdebitcard cannot and should not be summarily dismissed. That would effectively be turning our
backs on the communities who are plagued by drug and alcohol addiction and gambling abuse. The cashless debit card has been in operation in Ceduna, South Australia and in the #Kimberley in Western Australia since April 2016, and is planned for introduction into the #WesternAustralian #Goldfields, and #Bundaberg and #HerveyBay from early this year. It was introduced with the support of the local leaders to combat the excessive welfare fuelled alcohol abuse in particular.

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Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs

There is no shortage of examples of #Indigenous people who have worked hard to achieve significant education
and employment outcomes, often overcoming substantial disadvantage to do so.


However, the persistent gap in attendance and #education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
students remains.

The committee travelled across #Australia to talk to #students, families, #communities and those
people working with them in the education sector.

We set out to find out what works, what doesn't, and to learn about the barriers and circumstances that are
hindering Indigenous students in their educational outcomes.

For more on the report findings, please view the presentation.

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With Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services Jane Prentice at the 2018 Close The Gap Report - a ten year review of the CTG Strategy and recommendations for reset.

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Journey of Charity are hosting a cricket charity match to raise money for the Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia. You can donate to this wonderful cause supported by local Michael Davey, just as I have!…/michael-davey-s-j… I am a bestselling author, motivational speaker and child advocate. I feel passionate about children who have to live with cancer and want to do something about it. My fundraising pushbike ride around Australia starting in February, 2014, is a step in that direction.

Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that occurs when meningococcal bacteria from the throat or nose ‘invades’ the body. The consequences are devastating for individuals and for their families.

A new vaccine (#Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY) and will be added to the National Immunisation Program ahead of the next peak #Meningococcal season which, based on previous years, is expected to be in the second half of the year.

Do you agree with vaccination? let me know below...

Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis has welcomed news that the Government will add a quad-strain vaccine to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to protect children from the devastating consequences of Meningococcal. “The new vaccine (Nimenrix) covers against A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY...

Nola Marino MP and I are celebrating Safer Internet Day to encourage a more respectful online world. How will you show respect online this Safer Internet Day? #SID2018 #saferinternetday

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The Shoalhaven Women's Health Centre assist women and children in need and I was able to donate back to school packs for primary and high school students. If you would like to donate school resources for local students, please visit the Centre located at McGrath Avenue, Nowra.

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Congratulations to Tegan Burt, Tori Chittick, Kimberley Cotterill, Taylor Lynch and Holly Schornegg for entering this year’s Berry Show competition.

The winner will represent Berry Show Society at the zone finals in March and if successful will be a guest of the Royal Agricultural Society at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in April.

Well done Therese for their performance!

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Please join me in wishing success to our representative snow sculpters #ScottSheehan (son), #PaulSheehan (father) and #KylieDouglass at this year's Sapporo Snow Festival.

For seven days in February our very own #Australian Snow Sculpture Team direct from Jervis Bay, #Shoalhaven will work to create a sculpture purely out of a 3m x 3m block of compress snow, under extreme weather conditions with heavy snowfalls up to 30cm a day and average temperature of -5°C to -20°C degrees...pretty impressive hey!

The Festival is one of #Japan's largest winter events with over two million people visiting Sapporo to see more than 250 snow and ice sculptures that line “#OdoriPark” the heart of #Sapporo.

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Great to have the newly refurbished #JamberooPublicPool 💦 now open to the local community. The federally funded upgrades included two changing areas complete with showers and toilets, repairs to the pipe works and pool deck, and a new mobility-assist chair and ramp that will help the elderly and people with disabilities to get into and out of the pool.

A big thanks to the Minister for Regional Development John McVeigh for his support, the #KiamaMunicipalCouncil for co-coordinating the works and to all those who attended the big day 😁

Jamberoo, New South Wales

The refurbishment of the public pool in Jamberoo, New South Wales, will enable more local residents to escape the heat this summer. Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the upgrade provides higher quality amenities for the public, including two changi...

It’s back to school, so please take care on our roads and slow down in school zones.

To all our #Gilmore students returning to school, all the best in 2018.

To our first graders, be brave and have a fun and enjoyable day. (This includes our Mums and Dads too!)

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Attention all #Gilmore residents, local councils, schools, police, youth services, primary health services and treatment services, community groups and non-government organisations.

I need your help to fight the Drug and Alcohol scourge. If you or someone you know want to join me in battling this terrible issue then apply now by following the link! If you know someone who you think can help, then please tag them and or share this post.

Kiama Municipal Council...
Shoalhaven City Council
Eurobodalla Shire Council
NSW Police Force

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Gilmore MP, Ann Sudmalis is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams. Mrs Sudmalis said that applications are now open for the third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program, which helps to bring the community together...