Matters of State | Troy Grant

On September 21 the Voluntary assisted Dying Bill 2017 will be introduced and in the Legislative Council with debate to occur sometime after.  I have been surveying the community on their opinion on the bill since the August 10. Since then I have had just under a thousand responses from across the electorate with 54.5 per cent in favour, 40.5 per cent against and 5.1 per cent undecided.  As the bill is being introduced in parliament the survey will be closed on Friday the 22nd of September at 5pm.  I encourage everyone who hasn’t completed a survey to do so to ensure your voice is heard and taken into account when I vote on the bill later this session of parliament. To vote in the survey visit or collect a hard copy from my electorate office at 1/18 Talbragar Street, Dubbo.


New funding of $175,000 is now available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women. I called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP). The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

In the latest round, funding supported work at the Bodangora War Memorial near Wellington in our Dubbo Electorate. I am proud of the NSW Government’s investment in local and state war memorials, which help ensures that the service and sacrifice they represent can be understood.

Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, November 11. Visit

Until next week, Troy