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Joshua Burgoyne, MLA
Newsletter, December 2021
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Tenancy G4, Centrepoint Building, corner Gregory Tce & Hartley St, Alice Springs, NT 0870 PO Box 178, Alice Springs, NT 0871 8951 5463 email@example.com JoshuaBurgoyneMLA joshuaburgoynent Parliament sat in October and there were a few Bills introduced and three were passed. The Electricity Reform Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the Liquor Amendment Bill 2021 and the Environment Legislation Bill 2021. I spoke to the Electricity Amendment Bill which gives the Minister much more power over codes which govern how electricity is distributed in the Northern Territory. After our system black out in 2019 I raised issues around the rolling reserve in Alice Springs and the fact that we run two power stations to ensure grid stability. This in many cases is wasteful and means much more gas is burned during winter our peak loads are very low. I am interested to see how these Legislated changes will affect our system and hopefully will mean we can reduce our emissions overall moving forward. The ever changing COVID-19 situation is always evolving and I recommend everyone to stay up to date with information by visiting the government website:www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au I encourage everyone to roll up their sleeves and to get their COVID-19 vaccination to protect their family and their community. If you are intending to travel interstate this Christmas, please make sure you stay across lockdown and lockout information. Northern Territory residents will be able to return if they have been in a declared hotspot but will be subject to mandatory supervised quarantine and testing. Please dont forget to check in at any business you visit with The Territory Check In App (or the business manual register.) NT Parliament Update Shadow Minister for Agribusiness and Aquaculture One of the new roles I have taken on is Shadow Minister for Agribusiness and Aquaculture. It is an honour to be able to get out and speak with people involved in these industries and recently I travelled out to Batchelor to meet with Pete and Fiona from Eva Valley Meats. This business run a small operation with around 450 head of cattle and have an onsite abattoir. They butcher their own meat and sell to local produce markets around Darwin as well as people right around the Northern Territory including Alice Springs. I also spoke with Matt Brann from the NT Country Hour to speak about my history in the industry and thoughts about the challenges facing rural producers. Roads and transport continue to be a major cost concern for local producers trying to get their products to markets and is a situation I will be watching closely. BEEFUP Forum in Alice Springs I was so pleased to be able to attend the BEEFUP event in Alice Springs in early November. Thank you to Nicole Hayes who was part of the 100th ASPIAC meeting held in Alice Springs. It was a great event and it was good to be able to catch up after all the rain. It was such a pity that the Daly Waters event had to be cancelled as I was really looking forward to meeting everyone there and getting involved in the fi eld day. Shadow Minister Portfolios Covid-19 Status Update tr co pr pr si BE I ea me to to ge Pa an Am th Am co No is we ca wi th me
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