INVERELL has had a big influence on national policy in the hung parliament, says member for New England Tony Windsor.
Mr Windsor will host a public meeting in the sapphire city in two weeks to discuss the hung parliament with constituents, as well as take questions.
“Inverell has punched above its weight for a town its size, in terms of influence on nationalpolicy during this parliament,” Mr Windsor said.
“Input from Dan Ryan at Boss Engineering led to the carbon farming package including a rebate for no-till farming equipment, while representations made by Keri Brown of Inverell Trucking ensured heavy vehicle transport was excluded from the carbon pricing scheme, ultimately saving the transport industry $1.6 billion.
“Discussions with Ed Evans, who has commercialised his “Safer Gates” design for cattle yards, were followed by an expansion of a government safety scheme to help pay for cattle yard safety upgrades.”
Mr Windsor said he would also discuss accusations levelled against him that he “trashed” the independent brand through his support of Labor at the last election.
The meeting will be held between 7pm and 9pm at Inverell RSM on Tuesday, February 19.