Goodbye Don, hello Paul

 
Former Minister Don Page   New Minister Paul Toole
 
We are sorry to see the removal of Don Page as Minister for Local Government as part of the new Cabinet of Premier Mike Baird.
 
Far too many ministers for local government have come and gone over the years. Having presided over the current reviews into local government, it’s a pity Don Page couldn’t see the job through. All those outstanding recommendations demanded the continuity and commitment the previous Minister Don Page could provide. 
 
He also seemed a decent bloke, accessible and understanding of local government and its issues and with capable and accessible staff as well.
 
Sorry to see you go, Don.
 
But welcome to the new Minister Paul Toole, member for Bathurst and another member of the National party.
 
At least he’s had some local government experience - even if it was only as a councillor and Mayor.
 
We will try to see the new Minister when things settle down and when it’s clear who will be supporting him in his Parliamentary Office. My great-grandparents are from Bathurst, so that should help opens doors. Hey bro!
 
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