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Butler to head crucial inquiry

Member for Barwon Roy Butler will head a new committee looking at service provision in regional communities. Photo supplied

Local state MP – the member for Barwon, Roy Butler, has been appointed to head a crucial state government inquiry, as he forges a strong relationship with Premier Chris Minns and the Labor ministry.

This week, Premier Minns announced Mr Butler would head a committee to review service standards within government agencies in regional NSW.

It is a tailor-made role for Mr Butler, who has earned the respect of government for his advocacy for his Barwon electorate.

The role as chair of the service standards committee will see him take on greater responsibilities beyond the seat of Barwon and will encompass most regional and remote communities in the state.

“Since the election I have been talking to the Premier and Ministers and we’ve been able to secure a commitment to minimum service standards in regional NSW, looking at some of the agencies that deliver services out west that perhaps don’t have the resources or the staff in the right places,” Mr Butler said.

“The Premier nominated me as chair of a committee to review that and make recommendations to government on how those services can do better.

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