ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Monday 20 January 2014

Sussan Ley hits the road to visit Broken Hill Tuesday 21 January 2014

Here is a press release about The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Member for Farrer's (the Federal electorate which includes Broken Hill) road trip this week around her electorate. She will travel 1,000 kms by road instead of flying to each location which is her usual means of getting around her huge electorate of almost 250,000kms.

You can also get updates of her movements through her Twitter account @sussanley

'15 January 2014
Media Release
For immediate release

Farrer Flier hits the road

Local MP and pilot, Sussan Ley, has shelved plans for her regular fly-in visit
to remote areas of Farrer, to instead take on a challenging 1000km road trip.

A combination of the summer’s extreme weather conditions and plans for a series of ‘town hall’ style constituent meetings will see Ms Ley hit the road next week (20-24 January 2014).   

“I am keen to discuss all current issues, particularly the impact of the extended
dry on an increasing number of our local producers and graziers”.

“There are a number of important initiatives the new government is rolling out this year which I also want to outline; from communications and health, child and aged care to improving transport links.”

“Additionally, work is now underway to refine the Murray Darling Basin Plan which aims to deliver a fairer balance for all those accessing this great river system”, Ms Ley concluded.

Farrer residents are welcome to drop in to the following venues,
or call 1300 303 203* to arrange a personal appointment time.

(*toll free within the electorate).

Monday 20 Jan   Wentworth       Shire Office                 10.30am  - 12.30pm
Tuesday 21 Jan    Broken Hill      Electorate Office            4.00pm   -  5.30pm
Wednesday 22 Jan  Packsaddle  Roadhouse                    11.00am - 12.00pm
            Tibooburra              Albert Hall                         1.30pm   -  3.30pm
Thursday 23 Jan    White Cliffs own Hall                          12.00pm -  2.00pm
Friday 24 Jan      Menindee           Rural Transaction Ctr     1.00pm -  3.00pm'

Sounds like a great opportunity to hear what's going on first hand, and make up your own mind what to think about it.

I hope people make the most of this opportunity.

Safe travelling Sussan, that's a lot of driving and a busy schedule, cheers, Jane Deany


  1. One thing Sussan could do which would be of immediate benefit to Broken Hill is to look at deductible gift recipient (DGR) status for The Broken Hill Community Foundation. www.bhcf.org.au. This was set up some time ago to promote & fund an economically sustainable non mining future for the Silver City. At the moment if you contribute, you don't receive a tax deduction for your donation. The folk at the BHCF say it's in the Federeal Government's hands to make a decision in order for donations to be tax deductible. They have directly approached Sussan & she is looking into it. What a boon it would be for donors and more particularly, Broken Hill, if DGR status could be obtained. Cheers, Campbell of Melbourne.

    1. Hi Campbell, I think that's a great idea. If I can help promote this issue, I'm happy to. Thanks very much for taking the time to put your suggestion into words as a comment on my blog. Much appreciated. Jane Deany