Gareth Ward

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Gareth Ward said : “I’m deeply disappointed that some so-called conservatives believe in the presumption of innocence when it suits them, but are happy to discard it when it doesn’t,” External link

smh Monday, May 23, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I make no apologies for calling on the government to take action and provide grant assistance to these small businesses to the same degree they have provided grants for flood impacted businesses in the northern rivers of NSW," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have spoken with many local business owners who are reporting similar, if not greater, declines in turnover," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These questions might be an annoyance to the government but they are incredibly important for the local Kangaroo Valley community during this challenging period," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Kangaroo Valley is a great community - however these local small businesses really need this financial assistance and support from the State Government - and they need it now," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I make no apologies for calling on the government to take action and provide grant assistance to these small businesses to the same degree they have provided grants for flood impacted businesses in the northern rivers of NSW," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have spoken with many local business owners who are reporting similar, if not greater, declines in turnover," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These questions might be an annoyance to the government but they are incredibly important for the local Kangaroo Valley community during this challenging period," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Kangaroo Valley is a great community - however these local small businesses really need this financial assistance and support from the State Government - and they need it now," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "My job is to hold the Government to account and I make no apologies for doing so," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The NSW Government seems all at sea on securing this project for our region," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 13, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 9, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Monday, May 9, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 6, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The Legislative Assembly of the Parliament has today taken the step of suspending me as a member based on allegations that I completely deny and that have yet to be tested in a court of law," External link

9news Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “I will, however, continue to represent and lobby for my local community as its democratically elected member of parliament,” “As challenging a time as this is for me personally, I have an important job to do and I intend to get on with it” External link

theherald-au Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “I am innocent, and I intend to prove it,” “While I strongly support the right of genuine victims to bring forward allegations, accused persons equally are entitled to the presumption of innocence, have the right to refute allegations made against them and should be allowed the opportunity to defend themselves from claims that are simply untrue” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Port Kembla is as much our region's manufacturing past as it can be our nation's future," "I want our new subs in Port Kembla along with the enormous opportunity this presents for jobs and further investment" External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 21, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "It seems Illawarra Labor has done a 'deep dive' on the issue of subs in our region. Not a single Labor MP has said a word about such an incredible opportunity for our region," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All I'm asking is for the Department of Planning to show some fidelity to its own documents, which have made clear that this sort of ad hoc development is not appropriate, and it doesn't align with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A wide array of in-person and online events during Small Business Month will be available to local small business owners across our region, and the calendar of events will provide them with new skills, ideas and networks to navigate the challenging economic environment," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, March 2, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him. I'm not angry or upset that he shot himself, I'm pleased that he had a way out. But I wish it could have been done where it was a decision we could have been a part of" External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:50:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him. I'm not angry or upset that he shot himself, I'm pleased that he had a way out. But I wish it could have been done where it was a decision we could have been a part of" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "When he first had the diagnosis years before he said, 'I won't let cancer beat me, I'll kill myself before I let cancer beat me,' but when people get diagnosed they say a lot of rash things," "He told anyone who would listen, I think he needed to feel like he had some sort of semblance of control. If he told himself that he could call time when he needed to if things got bad, then that would make him feel better" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It was a constant balancing act with pain and how much morphine he could take. After the stroke, he lost a lot of independence. The pain was getting unbearable for him, he knew he wasn't going to get any better, and losing his independence really infuriated him," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "After about 10 years the drugs seemed to stop working," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "But the thing is the poor man could barely move, he couldn't go anywhere without a frame. Nobody ever thought he was going to shoot himself, nobody even thought he could get the gun. We were all flabbergasted afterwards," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "He was in a world of pain," External link

kentonline Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Mark Pearson ) : “in spite of that failure Mr Mark Pearson was elected” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These three upcoming events are crucial for our local community - especially for our local hospitality and tourism operators in Kiama and Gerringong - after a very difficult period with COVID, so it is also a welcome boost for our local small businesses with the additional visitors," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 21, 2022 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The SMART drumlines consist of an anchor, two buoys and a satellite-linked GPS communications unit attached to a hook baited with one sea mullet," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Rebate support has doubled from $500 to $1,000 per application to encourage small business owners and sole traders to think about how they can make their workplaces safer," "Over the past several weeks, I have spoken to many small business owners in the Kiama electorate who are experiencing great challenges during the pandemic" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 14, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “So there's a lot of work that we can do together. And the international community has also increased its commitment to provide finance to developing countries, such as Việt Nam,” External link

vietnamnews Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This is entirely a problem of the Government's own making," "Well-meaning businesspeople bought into the taxi scheme only to have the rules changed from under them which has devalued assets and destroyed family businesses. Previous actions of the NSW Government put many regional taxi services at risk" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “So there's a lot of work that we can do together. And the international community also increased its commitment to provide finance to developing countries, such as Vietnam,” External link

vnanet-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This donation is part of the UK’s support to Vietnam’s roadmap of opening the economy by facilitating its boosting at a large scale” External link

vietnamplus-en Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Vaccines are the best way to protect people and prevent the proliferation of new variants. This donation is part of the UK’s support to Việt Nam’s roadmap of opening the economy by facilitating its vaccine boosting at a large scale. We are committed to accompanying Việt Nam to embrace a new chapter in 2022 when we all can live with COVID-19 with peace and prosperity again” External link

vietnamnews Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We could limit the procurement of rapid antigen tests by using that system," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'm confident these two events resulted in a unique situation we won't expect to see again in the foreseeable future," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's not the government's death, it's your death," "Because I'm an Anglican I wouldn't want to do this, but if you are terminally ill, in pain and suffering it shouldn't be the government that tells you you must stay alive in that condition" External link

illawarramercury Friday, November 26, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Toole ) : "Anna and I have written to Minister Toole and asked for an audit to look at all issues including safety, and to consider removing the lights altogether," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 8, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As a general principle I never like to see additional sets of lights on any highway but there's no doubt that some have expressed concern about accessing that roundabout," External link

illawarramercury Friday, November 5, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "At the meeting, we presented community concerns with respect to the lack of strategic merit, lack of supporting infrastructure, inconsistency with local, regional and state planning documents, the current lack of a forward-looking local housing strategy and the impact of the planning proposal on the village character of Kiama," "As a result of our joint advocacy, we successfully convinced the Minister to reconsider this proposal. Minister Stokes has agreed to an independent review of the Department's recommendation" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "There will be a mass walk out of local Liberal Party members if head office tries to impose a candidate on our community," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I want Gilmore to be a contest," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward concluded : "It's just not good enough," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In response to my questions the NSW Government has advised that travel between regional NSW and Greater Sydney will be permissible for fully vaccinated people from next Monday so long as that travel isn't for the purposes of a holiday," "In surprising news, the NSW Government has confirmed that this easing of restrictions applies for all of NSW not just regional people" External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, October 8, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's a fairly sorry state of affairs when you have a member of the crossbench saying to the government what its own rules mean," "It seems the NSW government need a GPS not a road map because the road map they have legislated is not what they have been saying publicly," External link

abc-au Friday, October 8, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In response to my questions the NSW Government has advised that travel between regional NSW and Greater Sydney will be permissible for fully vaccinated people from next Monday so long as that travel isn't for the purposes of a holiday," "In surprising news, the NSW Government has confirmed that this easing of restrictions applies for all of NSW not just regional people" External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 8, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : "Gladys has always held herself to the same standards to which she held others and she has decided to take this action based on her ethos around what is ethically appropriate," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 1, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I don't get treated any differently to anyone else" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'm not interested in that," "My focus has always been, regardless of what role I've had, about being the local member, that's what I went into politics to do" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I know in my heart of hearts that I've done nothing wrong," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “an apology to the detainees would be inappropriate” External link

smh Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I deny any wrongdoing. Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room,” External link

theage Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I deny any wrongdoing. Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room,” “I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations. I will not be making any further comment at this time” External link

smh Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations," "Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room" External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, May 14, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW police," External link

newshub Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations," "Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room" External link

9news Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW Police," External link

qt Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The lack of clear communication and weak community engagement has only served to heighten frustration and anger amongst locals," External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The process of consultation undertaken by Reflections Holiday Parks has been nothing short of abysmal," "The lack of clear communication and weak community engagement has only served to heighten frustration and anger amongst locals" External link

abc-au Monday, May 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Just as people move around through the course of their life, so to does the social and community housing portfolio has to change," "Because the needs of what was there when a lot of those properties were built in the '70s is very different to today" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The $600 million package of work being delivered as part of the New South Wales Government's More Trains, More Services Program will create about 350 direct new jobs and around 200 indirect jobs located either in Sydney or on the South Coast," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 29, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is not a day goes by that I am not grateful for my community that looked past my disability and chose to support me because of my abilities," "I am also the first to admit that my parliamentary career is not without blemish or mistake, but I am strong enough to admit my mistakes, get up and fight on. I do not ask for thanks, I do not ask for forgiveness. I simply ask that I am judged on my record and my results" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What we have seen here in the Illawarra is some real innovative thinking," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Opening the project in stages allows for work to be completed in areas that motorists are currently using and allows continued progress towards an early completion date," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "While these staged openings provide a great opportunity for community to enjoy parts of the new bypass, I can assure the community that we are planning an official opening to commemorate the completion of the project and the massive change it will bring to our region," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Scully ) : "This is straight out of the Paul Scully playbook of propaganda," "It's not true, it's not happening. I'm sick and tired of having to respond to absolute nonsense claims in the media because they have no policy, they have nothing to add" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Scully ) : "This is straight out of the Paul Scully playbook of propaganda," "It's not true, it's not happening. I'm sick and tired of having to respond to absolute nonsense claims in the media because they have no policy, they have nothing to add" External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 8, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This work is changing lives for the better, but there is no panacea when it comes to ending homelessness,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 8, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This Australian-first app will provide caseworkers with real-time access to vital information, allowing faster responses and better outcomes for vulnerable kids," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This project is part of a strong pipeline of new housing being delivered to help vulnerable people break the cycle of homelessness, by finding them a safe place to call home and connecting them to the support services they need,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 14, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This funding will allow Wollongong City Council to prepare concept designs and a business case for upgrades that will provide a fast and efficient link between West Dapto and major roads," External link

illawarramercury Friday, December 4, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about The UK ) : “The UK is committed to working with Vietnam on tackling health issues like AMR and we have raised the level of ambition within our strategic partnership agreement” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 27, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Antimicrobial resistance is becoming a global health crisis and we need to increase our collective efforts to address this challenge in order to secure the health and wellbeing of our future generations,” External link

vietnamnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It will come at a great cost, it will take longer to deliver because we will have to undertake environmental assessments, there will have to be a concept design, there will be public exhibition, public comment, but we are committed to getting on with it," External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's nice to be able to say to them that you now have a choice to reflect on your birth certificate, your life's journey," "For some, it may well be just their adopted parents, but it's important that we empower people to make that choice for themselves" External link

abc-au Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "With the ongoing investments we have already put into the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, this is the next big step after the completion of the $11.8 million hospital car park project this year," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "That's taking advantage of extended [construction] hours through COVID, which is been beneficial, but obviously the lack of rain has meant the project can progress much more quickly," "We've done 90 per cent of the earthworks, which is often the toughest part of any project, and all the 85 super T girders are in, so very large parts of the program project have been complete" External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A lot of the other things can be done in spite of inclement weather," "All of the bridge structures are up, 589 of the 620 bridge planks are installed. We've started laying asphalt on sections of the main route and 20,000 tons of asphalt have already been laid" External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Mini switches happen where there is existing road being replaced with new road," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "My electorate's been very good to me," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The NSW Government is committed to providing secure housing and support services for people who need it most," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The medium rescue vehicle is the first of its type rolled off the production line," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "From the splash park to the improvements that have been made around this facility, I'm really pleased with the investment," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 23, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Secure housing is an important foundation for young people to live a happy and healthy life, and to realise their full potential," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We urge businesses to come forward and take advantage of this opportunity and find ways of addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the people," "I thank UOW for supporting the NSW Government's program and providing a platform to local businesses to showcase their ideas and innovations that will eventually boost their confidence while addressing these challenges" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The new pipeline can be constructed without disrupting the current supply and it will allow more gas into the market while increasing the security, reliability and affordability of gas in NSW," "It will also support $51 million economic investment for the Port Kembla region, and the opportunity for around 60 new constructions jobs" External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In consultation with community groups and SCARF Refugee Support, they devised an integrated training and support program addressing identified learning barriers so participants could develop the capabilities required to step into paid employment," External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Students also put theory into practice by gaining hands-on experience working in a live environment. This supported pathway gave them a sense of purpose, connection and achievement," External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The state is proud of the fact that we've removed restrictions as quickly as possible so we can get business back to normal," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 9, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We've seen a health crisis manifest itself into an economic crisis which is impacting on things like housing and other areas," "It's important we look at health and well-being first and that's certainly been the response of the government. Driving that has been our focus on looking at the health and well-being of communities and how do we protect that first" External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 9, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The reduction in bag limits is an important step towards responding to community concerns, and is just one measure the NSW government has implemented to address the over-collection of cockles,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The reduction in bag limits is an important step towards responding to community concerns, and is just one measure the NSW government has implemented to address the over-collection of cockles," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I've been really disappointed how some people have been out and out greedy," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There's no point having bag limits unless they're supported by additional enforcement and he said he would consider that," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We are ahead of time, and on budget," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 2, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Newpin is designed to reunite families by providing long-term therapeutic support that builds parenting skills and addresses issues like mental health, isolation, social disadvantage or family violence," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "It was the Labor Mayor of Shellharbour who came to me and said 'we need to fight to get Shellharbour back into the fund'," "I agreed with her and we went and campaigned together to do it" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Providing adopted people with a choice as to which certificate they use gives them greater control over their own story, history and identity,” “We understand transparency is crucial and how important it is that the events of an adopted person’s life are appropriately recorded and recognised” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's just lovely that our little book shops in the Bay have been recognised as the fantastic book shops they are," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Recruiting, training and retaining foster carers is critical to helping find vulnerable children a home. My Forever Family gives carers the information, education and support they need to help children thrive," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, September 14, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I want to pay special tribute to Mercury journalist Lisa Wachsmuth who is not only a highly competent journalist, she has been a passionate advocate for improving health services in our region," "Lisa has been there covering this story from the very beginning. Lisa's tremendous advocacy for the region's healthcare and her reporting contributed to today's announcement" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Less time behind the desk means more time on the ground completing critical assessments that help ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of at-risk children," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The NSW Government has done a tremendous job to boost the number of bus services through the 16 Regional Cities Program,” “This means that people have more choice when they travel for shopping, leisure activities or medical appointments in the Nowra and Bombaderry area” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The last 12 months have been tough for communities across our state, and these grants are an opportunity to support programs that engage young people during this critical time,” “We want to hear about projects that encourage young people to learn new skills, meet new people and create stronger, more cohesive communities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Fostering innovative solutions in schools is a great way to unlock opportunities for young people with disability and to help them learn, grow and develop," External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 31, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Today we mark a further step away from the secrecy associated with the adoption policies of the past,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Planks will next be installed on three more bridges across the project, with two along the Illawarra Highway and one along the new East West Link," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have seen the tragic death of academic freedom across the state and country," "We must ensure that in our universities, free speech, democracy and academic freedom are encouraged" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our country's constitution does not mention free speech; nor, rightfully, do we have a bill of rights because often it is not what is in it but what is left out," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today we mark a further step away from the secrecy associated with the adoption policies of the past," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This week is Homelessness Week, and it is an opportunity to reinforce the NSW Government's strong commitment to delivering a pipeline of contemporary housing to support people who are at risk of homelessness," "These new homes are close to shops, services and public transport, and will add to the growing supply of social and affordable housing in the Illawarra" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 3, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In the future this will mean more frequent services for South Coast customers, as trains will be able to pass each other between Kiama and Bomaderry," "These upgrades will support the capacity for a service every 30 minutes in peak hours and every 60 minutes in the off-peak, potentially doubling the frequency and providing more connections to Wollongong and Sydney" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 3, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Rough sleepers are often more susceptible to medical conditions, particularly those involving upper respiratory conditions and obviously COVID-19 is exactly that," External link

theage Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Facilities like this help drive down childhood obesity and keep local kids active," "PCYCs work incredibly hard to provide a huge array of programs and opportunities" External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 31, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Rise Up ) : "Youthsafe in a brilliant partnership with Lake Illawarra PCYC which will provide a customised range of services for participants in PCYC's Rise Up program," "The program will give access to professional driving lessons and the Safer Drivers Course for youth in our community" External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 31, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We want to empower people with disability to reach their full potential, and access to transport is a critical part of that,” “The new smart card is a simple way we can help create a more inclusive and accessible community for people with disability” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Every child deserves the security of a safe and loving home where they can grow, thrive and reach their full potential," External link

theage Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A strong focus on seeing more children, improved practice and evidence-based family preservation programs has resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in the number of Aboriginal children entering out-of-home care since 2015-16," "We have made progress since the review period, but we are determined to do more" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Mr Fitzgerald ) : "Commissioner Fitzgerald and his team have hit the ground running, working hard to not only inform and educate the community, but to respond swiftly to allegations of wrongdoing," "NSW continues to lead the way when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable and this historic commission’s work is changing lives for the better every day" External link

theage Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest funding is so we can extend the learn to ride facilities as well as the ninja warrior track which I think will come in handy for budding politicians preparing for question time in the future," External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 3, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Part of this initiative is about finding people a place to call home, but the critical next step is supporting them with the services they need improve their health and well-being, and to rebuild their lives," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This division of Link2home will be dedicated to supporting veterans ­experiencing homelessness and will be operated by specially trained staff, well-versed in finding the assistance that suits their needs," "Our government is committed to tackling homelessness in all its forms and this dedicated service will provide the critical first step towards rebuilding their lives" External link

qt Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Start Safely is one of a range of programs supporting those at risk of homelessness to keep a roof over their head while we help them get back on their feet,” “We are working hard to identify people at risk of homelessness during this challenging time, and are providing them with the support they need to secure housing” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Throughout the COVID-19 response we've worked hard to keep rough sleepers safe," "Now we're working to get them into homes with the support they need to rebuild their lives" External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 8, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Throughout the COVID-19 response we've worked hard to keep rough sleepers safe. Now we're working to get them into homes with the support they need to rebuild their lives," External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 8, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We are working hard to identify people at risk of homelessness during this challenging time, and are providing them with the support they need to secure housing," External link

qt Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our intense work since the beginning of April has resulted in many people sleeping rough accepting the offer of temporary accommodation for the first time in their lives," "While this is a positive outcome, now that these people have a roof over their head and a safe place to stay, we want to work with them to plan for the future and, where we can, assist them to secure a safe and stable home" External link

9news Monday, May 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I had people coming up to me at the last election saying they thought my claim that the Albion Park Rail bypass would happen was a fallacy," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As things slowly return to normal we're keen for people to come and visit from the first of June," "We want people to come and spend up big because if people don't, then we run the risk of losing a lot of these small businesses. If people don't support them during the tough times they won't be there in the good times" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Bondi Beach ) : "You only need to look at what happened at Bondi in March to see that, in spite of the warnings, people can very easily slip into a psyche that prompts the government to act," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Volunteers stood face to face with the most ferocious fires in our state's history, and are the beating heart of our country towns that continue to battle crippling drought," "They have been critical to our COVID-19 response across the state, providing practical assistance that's enabled so many charities to support the most vulnerable members of our community through the pandemic" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 18, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It moves us another step closer to completion of the Albion Park Rail bypass," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It moves us another step closer to completion of the Albion Park Rail bypass," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest data shows that our child protection caseworkers are seeing more children reported at risk of significant harm than ever before," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest data shows that our child protection caseworkers are seeing more children reported at risk of significant harm than ever before," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “What this platform does is help mobilise that generosity of spirit, that care and compassion, provide access to organisations that need help with people who are prepared to give help,” External link

aap-au Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What this platform does is help mobilise that generosity of spirit, that care and compassion, provide access to organisations that need help with people who are prepared to give help," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Testing is available seven days a week," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 27, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We need more social, more affordable housing and we've acknowledged that and that's why we're building it," External link

abc-au Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We need more social, more affordable housing and we've acknowledged that and that's why we're building it," External link

abc-au Friday, April 24, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This funding will go a long way to support the colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will assist in the viability of the provider and allow them to undertake innovative work to prepare for online learning," "These colleges are vital educational institutions in our region. They are made up of local students, teachers and other staff which form the community" External link

illawarramercury Friday, April 17, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A Nowra bypass will have to happen one day, there's no doubt about that," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 9, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I think the Shoalhaven River bank is the most underutilised asset in the whole of the Shoalhaven," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Locals will already be seeing crews drill holes in the road for the testing of soil, rock and pavement samples," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A strong focus on seeing more children, improved practice and evidence-based family preservation programs has resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in the number of Aboriginal children and young people entering out-of-home care since 2015-16," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Everywhere I go these issues are raised, and these funds need to be released immediately, so that the money meant for NSW goes to NSW and addresses the needs of people with disability in our state," "Does the minister really believe that the cost of services in Bronte are the same as they are in Bourke. They are not" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 21, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

theage Friday, February 21, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Our Government has committed to halving street sleeping by 2025 and this street count is an important step as we work towards this ambitious target,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "We've made it clear, and the Labor party has made clear, that Wollongong is not regional NSW," "The [former] leader of the opposition made it clear after the shadow minister for the Illawarra had been beating his chest, saying Wollongong should have been part of 'regional' areas. Well he was snubbed by the opposition leader" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In the past governments have made mistakes around clustering, and I don't support clustering of social housing," "The way I want to make sure we deliver these products is 'pepper and salt' - integrated - so you create virtuous cycles rather than vicious ones" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We're specifically targeting a very vulnerable group here - 55 years and older," "Often at that age things go wrong. Divorces occur, people pass away and vulnerabilities are heightened so it's really important that we provide specific accommodation targeting people in that position that may be vulnerable" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have to be blunt - there will be major traffic implications but there's just no alternative," "We have a bridge that has reached the end of its serviceable life. We need to build a bridge that's going to last another 100 years. Will there be short-term impacts? Yes. Will there be long-term benefits? Absolutely" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We are committed to increasing the supply of social housing for vulnerable people in our community, while also providing increased opportunities and a better experience for tenants,” “This development also has excellent access to public transport, employment, education and services, and will provide tenants with access to supports tailored to their individual needs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We look at the projects in isolation," "Building a bridge of this size and magnitude is actually quite different from building a highway. We look at capacity and track record but we were looking at a number of companies that had made bids for this work" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The old Shoalhaven River bridge is almost 140 years old," "It was built as a railway bridge. It was never built to withstand an average of 55,000 vehicle movements every day" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The first thing I've asked them to do is remove houses that were purchased along Illaroo Road," "They're a bit dilapidated and they need to be done away with to make way for the dedicated left-hand turn out of Illaroo Road" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Whether it's clearing away the backlog of work at schools like Cambewarra Public School or replacing rooves at schools like Albion Park Public School, we are getting on with the job of fixing our schools," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The financial support includes grants of up to $50,000 for small businesses directly affected by bushfire, up to $250,000 to Local Government Areas, a Bushfire Working Capital Loan of up to $50,000 and low interest loans of up to $500,000 to eligible small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profits in bushfire impacted council areas," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As someone who has had my community hit by these fires, I don't see how these comments are helpful or appropriate," "The focus of everyone should be on helping communities get back on their feet" External link

watoday Monday, January 20, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As someone who has had my community hit by these fires, I don't see how these comments are helpful or appropriate," "The focus of everyone should be on helping communities get back on their feet" External link

smh Monday, January 20, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This service will make it easier for residents impacted by these tragic bushfires to access support and secure a home or safe place to stay as soon as possible," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This service will make it easier for residents impacted by these tragic bushfires to access support and secure a home or safe place to stay as soon as possible," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

illawarramercury Monday, January 13, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

bordermail Monday, January 13, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “While we have made great strides in creating safer environments for our children and young people, there is still much more work to be done,” “We will continue to work with government and non-government organisations to build on our progress and make sure the framework for protecting children is as strong as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today, the first victims have been repatriated by plane from London and are now en route to their home provinces," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The KidzWish Place project has received support from all three levels of Government. I'm pleased the NSW Government committed funds prior to the last State Election for the project which will be administered in accordance with the funding agreement. " External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There are a lot of very able, very talented young people in the region," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 11, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Just as we experienced at Berry [the Berry bypass], whilst the drought is terrible for our farmers it ain't too bad for building roads," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What this is, is a mini-switch," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The report’s recommendations will be considered carefully and in their entirety,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We’re committed to engaging young people by providing positive opportunities that help them improve their wellbeing and thrive into adulthood,” “These grants are the perfect platform to promote valuable and innovative ideas and I’m pleased to see so many outstanding projects receive Youth Opportunities funding” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our Government's success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our Government's success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This particular riot, as devastating as it was, is an opportunity for system-wide reform and that is what I'm delivering today," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'll have to go back through the budget process for the other recommendations, but some things were critical and needed to be done straight away," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I've asked Ms Shearer to chair a committee to oversee the implementation of these recommendations so we don't lose her knowledge and experience," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “At this time, we have not received confirmation as to who these people are, and where they are from,” “But whatever nationality they have, our hearts go out to their families and friends” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Ms Shearer has made 63 recommendations that focus on improving safety for staff and detainees and putting an increased focus on rehabilitation,” “The review also supports measures our Government has already put in place, including the Memorandum of Understanding with Corrective Services NSW, enabling the deployment of its Specialist Operations Group to Youth Justice centres” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Our Government’s success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade,” “The report identifies the need to better manage the remaining cohort of complex and high-risk detainees through stronger policies, support and infrastructure upgrades” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "At this time, we have not received confirmation as to who these people are, and where they are from," "But whatever nationality they have, our hearts go out to their families and friends" External link

thespec Monday, October 28, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

vietnamnews Monday, October 28, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : “In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK,” External link

arabnews Monday, October 28, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : “There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the ‘promised land’,” External link

arabnews Monday, October 28, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK," External link

news18 Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the 'promised land'," External link

news18 Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the 'promised land'," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination to increase visitation and extend length of stay from interstate and international visitors," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination to increase visitation and extend length of stay from interstate and international visitors," "We know there is already so much to see and do here in our region and this project will provide an impressive new attraction to entice first-time and return visitors," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Having to queue up in an office or wait on the phone is frustrating and time consuming,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The PSP Learning Hub will be a leader in training staff to provide permanency for vulnerable children and young people across the state,” “Permanency options include supporting families to stay safely together, restoring children to their birth parents, guardianship and open adoption” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I am always fighting for events to come to our area. Everything from the Kiama Bodyboard King Pro to the upcoming Australia v New Zealand Rugby League double-header - all of these events have been supported by me as the local member - and backed by the NSW Government," "We're delighted to welcome this iconic race to our region in 2020. Events such as L'Etape help the NSW Government achieve its goal of reaching $55 billion in overnight visitor expenditure by 2030" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "The reality is that this is an attempt by people who want to hold the rest of Parliament over a barrel because they're not getting their way on a particular issue," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "The reality is that this is an attempt by people who want to hold the rest of Parliament over a barrel because they're not getting their way on a particular issue," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward souligné : “bien que les consciences sur les dangers de la traite des êtres humains et de l'esclavage modernes s’améliorent, il faut déployer davantage d'efforts pour lutter contre ce fléau. Les gens doivent être conscients des risques auxquels ils seront exposés s'ils sont séduits par des groupes criminels. Les gouvernements doivent agir pour sanctionner les criminels, ainsi que protéger et aider les victimes” External link

vietnamplus-fr Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT



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Chris Minns told ( about Gareth Ward ) : “Parliament has an obligation not just to Mr Ward but the 80,000 people that live in the electorate of Kiama,” External link

aap-au Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, March 22, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "Should Mr Ward not resign, the government will move a motion to remove him from the Parliament," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gladys Berejiklian said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “Mrs Ward, Mr Henskens and Mrs Maclaren-Jones have already made significant contributions to the community and I look forward to seeing that continue in their new roles” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Gladys Berejiklian said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “I have subsequently received advice from Minister Gareth Ward of his decision to step aside as Minister and sit on the crossbench while there is speculation about his future. I support his decision,” External link

smh Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Ann Sudmalis said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "This is not the first time Gareth has flexed his vengeance on strong Liberal women," "He doesn't just get even, he annihilates anyone who opposes him" External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 14, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Clover Moore said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "We're hopeful that one of the results of the pandemic might be that we're addressing the homelessness crisis in the City of Sydney," "We're doing our regular count next week and we expect the numbers to be well and truly down because of Gareth Ward's action" External link

theage Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jenny Leong said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "Family and Community Services Minister Gareth Ward, and the NSW Liberal Government have failed to grasp the basics - to stop someone being homeless you don't need to count them, you need to provide them with a home and wrap around services and support," "We need to make renting more secure by improving renters' rights, we need to build more public housing, and we need to take the profit motive out of housing" External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 28, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

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Gareth Ward said : “I’m deeply disappointed that some so-called conservatives believe in the presumption of innocence when it suits them, but are happy to discard it when it doesn’t,” External link

smh Monday, May 23, 2022 10:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I make no apologies for calling on the government to take action and provide grant assistance to these small businesses to the same degree they have provided grants for flood impacted businesses in the northern rivers of NSW," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have spoken with many local business owners who are reporting similar, if not greater, declines in turnover," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These questions might be an annoyance to the government but they are incredibly important for the local Kangaroo Valley community during this challenging period," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Kangaroo Valley is a great community - however these local small businesses really need this financial assistance and support from the State Government - and they need it now," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I make no apologies for calling on the government to take action and provide grant assistance to these small businesses to the same degree they have provided grants for flood impacted businesses in the northern rivers of NSW," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have spoken with many local business owners who are reporting similar, if not greater, declines in turnover," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These questions might be an annoyance to the government but they are incredibly important for the local Kangaroo Valley community during this challenging period," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Kangaroo Valley is a great community - however these local small businesses really need this financial assistance and support from the State Government - and they need it now," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "My job is to hold the Government to account and I make no apologies for doing so," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The NSW Government seems all at sea on securing this project for our region," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 13, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, May 9, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Monday, May 9, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 6, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The Legislative Assembly of the Parliament has today taken the step of suspending me as a member based on allegations that I completely deny and that have yet to be tested in a court of law," External link

9news Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “I will, however, continue to represent and lobby for my local community as its democratically elected member of parliament,” “As challenging a time as this is for me personally, I have an important job to do and I intend to get on with it” External link

theherald-au Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 23, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “I am innocent, and I intend to prove it,” “While I strongly support the right of genuine victims to bring forward allegations, accused persons equally are entitled to the presumption of innocence, have the right to refute allegations made against them and should be allowed the opportunity to defend themselves from claims that are simply untrue” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I will be instructing my lawyers to seek to bring this matter before the courts as quickly as possible and I look forward to demonstrating my innocence there," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Port Kembla is as much our region's manufacturing past as it can be our nation's future," "I want our new subs in Port Kembla along with the enormous opportunity this presents for jobs and further investment" External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 21, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "It seems Illawarra Labor has done a 'deep dive' on the issue of subs in our region. Not a single Labor MP has said a word about such an incredible opportunity for our region," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All I'm asking is for the Department of Planning to show some fidelity to its own documents, which have made clear that this sort of ad hoc development is not appropriate, and it doesn't align with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A wide array of in-person and online events during Small Business Month will be available to local small business owners across our region, and the calendar of events will provide them with new skills, ideas and networks to navigate the challenging economic environment," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, March 2, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him. I'm not angry or upset that he shot himself, I'm pleased that he had a way out. But I wish it could have been done where it was a decision we could have been a part of" External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:50:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him. I'm not angry or upset that he shot himself, I'm pleased that he had a way out. But I wish it could have been done where it was a decision we could have been a part of" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In my heart I don't think what my dad did was suicide. He ended his life, he was dying anyway. He had been dying slowly for months. He was at the end and I don't blame him" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "When he first had the diagnosis years before he said, 'I won't let cancer beat me, I'll kill myself before I let cancer beat me,' but when people get diagnosed they say a lot of rash things," "He told anyone who would listen, I think he needed to feel like he had some sort of semblance of control. If he told himself that he could call time when he needed to if things got bad, then that would make him feel better" External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It was a constant balancing act with pain and how much morphine he could take. After the stroke, he lost a lot of independence. The pain was getting unbearable for him, he knew he wasn't going to get any better, and losing his independence really infuriated him," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "After about 10 years the drugs seemed to stop working," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "But the thing is the poor man could barely move, he couldn't go anywhere without a frame. Nobody ever thought he was going to shoot himself, nobody even thought he could get the gun. We were all flabbergasted afterwards," External link

icWales Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "He was in a world of pain," External link

kentonline Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Mark Pearson ) : “in spite of that failure Mr Mark Pearson was elected” External link

news_com_au Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "These three upcoming events are crucial for our local community - especially for our local hospitality and tourism operators in Kiama and Gerringong - after a very difficult period with COVID, so it is also a welcome boost for our local small businesses with the additional visitors," External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 21, 2022 2:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The SMART drumlines consist of an anchor, two buoys and a satellite-linked GPS communications unit attached to a hook baited with one sea mullet," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Rebate support has doubled from $500 to $1,000 per application to encourage small business owners and sole traders to think about how they can make their workplaces safer," "Over the past several weeks, I have spoken to many small business owners in the Kiama electorate who are experiencing great challenges during the pandemic" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 14, 2022 3:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “So there's a lot of work that we can do together. And the international community has also increased its commitment to provide finance to developing countries, such as Việt Nam,” External link

vietnamnews Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This is entirely a problem of the Government's own making," "Well-meaning businesspeople bought into the taxi scheme only to have the rules changed from under them which has devalued assets and destroyed family businesses. Previous actions of the NSW Government put many regional taxi services at risk" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “So there's a lot of work that we can do together. And the international community also increased its commitment to provide finance to developing countries, such as Vietnam,” External link

vnanet-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This donation is part of the UK’s support to Vietnam’s roadmap of opening the economy by facilitating its boosting at a large scale” External link

vietnamplus-en Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Vaccines are the best way to protect people and prevent the proliferation of new variants. This donation is part of the UK’s support to Việt Nam’s roadmap of opening the economy by facilitating its vaccine boosting at a large scale. We are committed to accompanying Việt Nam to embrace a new chapter in 2022 when we all can live with COVID-19 with peace and prosperity again” External link

vietnamnews Tuesday, January 25, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We could limit the procurement of rapid antigen tests by using that system," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination," External link

abc-au Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'm confident these two events resulted in a unique situation we won't expect to see again in the foreseeable future," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's not the government's death, it's your death," "Because I'm an Anglican I wouldn't want to do this, but if you are terminally ill, in pain and suffering it shouldn't be the government that tells you you must stay alive in that condition" External link

illawarramercury Friday, November 26, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Toole ) : "Anna and I have written to Minister Toole and asked for an audit to look at all issues including safety, and to consider removing the lights altogether," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 8, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As a general principle I never like to see additional sets of lights on any highway but there's no doubt that some have expressed concern about accessing that roundabout," External link

illawarramercury Friday, November 5, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Rob Stokes ) : "At the meeting, we presented community concerns with respect to the lack of strategic merit, lack of supporting infrastructure, inconsistency with local, regional and state planning documents, the current lack of a forward-looking local housing strategy and the impact of the planning proposal on the village character of Kiama," "As a result of our joint advocacy, we successfully convinced the Minister to reconsider this proposal. Minister Stokes has agreed to an independent review of the Department's recommendation" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "There will be a mass walk out of local Liberal Party members if head office tries to impose a candidate on our community," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I want Gilmore to be a contest," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward concluded : "It's just not good enough," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In response to my questions the NSW Government has advised that travel between regional NSW and Greater Sydney will be permissible for fully vaccinated people from next Monday so long as that travel isn't for the purposes of a holiday," "In surprising news, the NSW Government has confirmed that this easing of restrictions applies for all of NSW not just regional people" External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, October 8, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's a fairly sorry state of affairs when you have a member of the crossbench saying to the government what its own rules mean," "It seems the NSW government need a GPS not a road map because the road map they have legislated is not what they have been saying publicly," External link

abc-au Friday, October 8, 2021 3:44:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In response to my questions the NSW Government has advised that travel between regional NSW and Greater Sydney will be permissible for fully vaccinated people from next Monday so long as that travel isn't for the purposes of a holiday," "In surprising news, the NSW Government has confirmed that this easing of restrictions applies for all of NSW not just regional people" External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 8, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Gladys Berejiklian ) : "Gladys has always held herself to the same standards to which she held others and she has decided to take this action based on her ethos around what is ethically appropriate," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 1, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I don't get treated any differently to anyone else" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'm not interested in that," "My focus has always been, regardless of what role I've had, about being the local member, that's what I went into politics to do" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I know in my heart of hearts that I've done nothing wrong," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “an apology to the detainees would be inappropriate” External link

smh Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I deny any wrongdoing. Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room,” External link

theage Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : “I deny any wrongdoing. Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room,” “I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations. I will not be making any further comment at this time” External link

smh Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations," "Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room" External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, May 14, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW police," External link

newshub Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:29:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I have not been contacted by police in relation to any allegations," "Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room" External link

9news Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW Police," External link

qt Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The lack of clear communication and weak community engagement has only served to heighten frustration and anger amongst locals," External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 10, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The process of consultation undertaken by Reflections Holiday Parks has been nothing short of abysmal," "The lack of clear communication and weak community engagement has only served to heighten frustration and anger amongst locals" External link

abc-au Monday, May 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Just as people move around through the course of their life, so to does the social and community housing portfolio has to change," "Because the needs of what was there when a lot of those properties were built in the '70s is very different to today" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The $600 million package of work being delivered as part of the New South Wales Government's More Trains, More Services Program will create about 350 direct new jobs and around 200 indirect jobs located either in Sydney or on the South Coast," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 29, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is not a day goes by that I am not grateful for my community that looked past my disability and chose to support me because of my abilities," "I am also the first to admit that my parliamentary career is not without blemish or mistake, but I am strong enough to admit my mistakes, get up and fight on. I do not ask for thanks, I do not ask for forgiveness. I simply ask that I am judged on my record and my results" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What we have seen here in the Illawarra is some real innovative thinking," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Opening the project in stages allows for work to be completed in areas that motorists are currently using and allows continued progress towards an early completion date," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "While these staged openings provide a great opportunity for community to enjoy parts of the new bypass, I can assure the community that we are planning an official opening to commemorate the completion of the project and the massive change it will bring to our region," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 22, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Scully ) : "This is straight out of the Paul Scully playbook of propaganda," "It's not true, it's not happening. I'm sick and tired of having to respond to absolute nonsense claims in the media because they have no policy, they have nothing to add" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Paul Scully ) : "This is straight out of the Paul Scully playbook of propaganda," "It's not true, it's not happening. I'm sick and tired of having to respond to absolute nonsense claims in the media because they have no policy, they have nothing to add" External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 8, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This work is changing lives for the better, but there is no panacea when it comes to ending homelessness,” External link

theherald-au Monday, March 8, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This Australian-first app will provide caseworkers with real-time access to vital information, allowing faster responses and better outcomes for vulnerable kids," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This project is part of a strong pipeline of new housing being delivered to help vulnerable people break the cycle of homelessness, by finding them a safe place to call home and connecting them to the support services they need,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 14, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This funding will allow Wollongong City Council to prepare concept designs and a business case for upgrades that will provide a fast and efficient link between West Dapto and major roads," External link

illawarramercury Friday, December 4, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about The UK ) : “The UK is committed to working with Vietnam on tackling health issues like AMR and we have raised the level of ambition within our strategic partnership agreement” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 27, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Antimicrobial resistance is becoming a global health crisis and we need to increase our collective efforts to address this challenge in order to secure the health and wellbeing of our future generations,” External link

vietnamnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It will come at a great cost, it will take longer to deliver because we will have to undertake environmental assessments, there will have to be a concept design, there will be public exhibition, public comment, but we are committed to getting on with it," External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's nice to be able to say to them that you now have a choice to reflect on your birth certificate, your life's journey," "For some, it may well be just their adopted parents, but it's important that we empower people to make that choice for themselves" External link

abc-au Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "With the ongoing investments we have already put into the Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, this is the next big step after the completion of the $11.8 million hospital car park project this year," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "That's taking advantage of extended [construction] hours through COVID, which is been beneficial, but obviously the lack of rain has meant the project can progress much more quickly," "We've done 90 per cent of the earthworks, which is often the toughest part of any project, and all the 85 super T girders are in, so very large parts of the program project have been complete" External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A lot of the other things can be done in spite of inclement weather," "All of the bridge structures are up, 589 of the 620 bridge planks are installed. We've started laying asphalt on sections of the main route and 20,000 tons of asphalt have already been laid" External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Mini switches happen where there is existing road being replaced with new road," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 16, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "My electorate's been very good to me," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The NSW Government is committed to providing secure housing and support services for people who need it most," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The medium rescue vehicle is the first of its type rolled off the production line," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "From the splash park to the improvements that have been made around this facility, I'm really pleased with the investment," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 23, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Secure housing is an important foundation for young people to live a happy and healthy life, and to realise their full potential," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We urge businesses to come forward and take advantage of this opportunity and find ways of addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the people," "I thank UOW for supporting the NSW Government's program and providing a platform to local businesses to showcase their ideas and innovations that will eventually boost their confidence while addressing these challenges" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The new pipeline can be constructed without disrupting the current supply and it will allow more gas into the market while increasing the security, reliability and affordability of gas in NSW," "It will also support $51 million economic investment for the Port Kembla region, and the opportunity for around 60 new constructions jobs" External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In consultation with community groups and SCARF Refugee Support, they devised an integrated training and support program addressing identified learning barriers so participants could develop the capabilities required to step into paid employment," External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Students also put theory into practice by gaining hands-on experience working in a live environment. This supported pathway gave them a sense of purpose, connection and achievement," External link

illawarramercury Monday, October 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The state is proud of the fact that we've removed restrictions as quickly as possible so we can get business back to normal," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 9, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We've seen a health crisis manifest itself into an economic crisis which is impacting on things like housing and other areas," "It's important we look at health and well-being first and that's certainly been the response of the government. Driving that has been our focus on looking at the health and well-being of communities and how do we protect that first" External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 9, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The reduction in bag limits is an important step towards responding to community concerns, and is just one measure the NSW government has implemented to address the over-collection of cockles,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The reduction in bag limits is an important step towards responding to community concerns, and is just one measure the NSW government has implemented to address the over-collection of cockles," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I've been really disappointed how some people have been out and out greedy," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There's no point having bag limits unless they're supported by additional enforcement and he said he would consider that," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We are ahead of time, and on budget," External link

illawarramercury Friday, October 2, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Newpin is designed to reunite families by providing long-term therapeutic support that builds parenting skills and addresses issues like mental health, isolation, social disadvantage or family violence," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "It was the Labor Mayor of Shellharbour who came to me and said 'we need to fight to get Shellharbour back into the fund'," "I agreed with her and we went and campaigned together to do it" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Providing adopted people with a choice as to which certificate they use gives them greater control over their own story, history and identity,” “We understand transparency is crucial and how important it is that the events of an adopted person’s life are appropriately recorded and recognised” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It's just lovely that our little book shops in the Bay have been recognised as the fantastic book shops they are," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Recruiting, training and retaining foster carers is critical to helping find vulnerable children a home. My Forever Family gives carers the information, education and support they need to help children thrive," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, September 14, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I want to pay special tribute to Mercury journalist Lisa Wachsmuth who is not only a highly competent journalist, she has been a passionate advocate for improving health services in our region," "Lisa has been there covering this story from the very beginning. Lisa's tremendous advocacy for the region's healthcare and her reporting contributed to today's announcement" External link

illawarramercury Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Less time behind the desk means more time on the ground completing critical assessments that help ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of at-risk children," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The NSW Government has done a tremendous job to boost the number of bus services through the 16 Regional Cities Program,” “This means that people have more choice when they travel for shopping, leisure activities or medical appointments in the Nowra and Bombaderry area” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The last 12 months have been tough for communities across our state, and these grants are an opportunity to support programs that engage young people during this critical time,” “We want to hear about projects that encourage young people to learn new skills, meet new people and create stronger, more cohesive communities” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Fostering innovative solutions in schools is a great way to unlock opportunities for young people with disability and to help them learn, grow and develop," External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 31, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Today we mark a further step away from the secrecy associated with the adoption policies of the past,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Planks will next be installed on three more bridges across the project, with two along the Illawarra Highway and one along the new East West Link," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have seen the tragic death of academic freedom across the state and country," "We must ensure that in our universities, free speech, democracy and academic freedom are encouraged" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our country's constitution does not mention free speech; nor, rightfully, do we have a bill of rights because often it is not what is in it but what is left out," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today we mark a further step away from the secrecy associated with the adoption policies of the past," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This week is Homelessness Week, and it is an opportunity to reinforce the NSW Government's strong commitment to delivering a pipeline of contemporary housing to support people who are at risk of homelessness," "These new homes are close to shops, services and public transport, and will add to the growing supply of social and affordable housing in the Illawarra" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 3, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In the future this will mean more frequent services for South Coast customers, as trains will be able to pass each other between Kiama and Bomaderry," "These upgrades will support the capacity for a service every 30 minutes in peak hours and every 60 minutes in the off-peak, potentially doubling the frequency and providing more connections to Wollongong and Sydney" External link

illawarramercury Monday, August 3, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Rough sleepers are often more susceptible to medical conditions, particularly those involving upper respiratory conditions and obviously COVID-19 is exactly that," External link

theage Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Facilities like this help drive down childhood obesity and keep local kids active," "PCYCs work incredibly hard to provide a huge array of programs and opportunities" External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 31, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Rise Up ) : "Youthsafe in a brilliant partnership with Lake Illawarra PCYC which will provide a customised range of services for participants in PCYC's Rise Up program," "The program will give access to professional driving lessons and the Safer Drivers Course for youth in our community" External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 31, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We want to empower people with disability to reach their full potential, and access to transport is a critical part of that,” “The new smart card is a simple way we can help create a more inclusive and accessible community for people with disability” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Every child deserves the security of a safe and loving home where they can grow, thrive and reach their full potential," External link

theage Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A strong focus on seeing more children, improved practice and evidence-based family preservation programs has resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in the number of Aboriginal children entering out-of-home care since 2015-16," "We have made progress since the review period, but we are determined to do more" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Mr Fitzgerald ) : "Commissioner Fitzgerald and his team have hit the ground running, working hard to not only inform and educate the community, but to respond swiftly to allegations of wrongdoing," "NSW continues to lead the way when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable and this historic commission’s work is changing lives for the better every day" External link

theage Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest funding is so we can extend the learn to ride facilities as well as the ninja warrior track which I think will come in handy for budding politicians preparing for question time in the future," External link

illawarramercury Friday, July 3, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Part of this initiative is about finding people a place to call home, but the critical next step is supporting them with the services they need improve their health and well-being, and to rebuild their lives," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This division of Link2home will be dedicated to supporting veterans ­experiencing homelessness and will be operated by specially trained staff, well-versed in finding the assistance that suits their needs," "Our government is committed to tackling homelessness in all its forms and this dedicated service will provide the critical first step towards rebuilding their lives" External link

qt Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Start Safely is one of a range of programs supporting those at risk of homelessness to keep a roof over their head while we help them get back on their feet,” “We are working hard to identify people at risk of homelessness during this challenging time, and are providing them with the support they need to secure housing” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Throughout the COVID-19 response we've worked hard to keep rough sleepers safe," "Now we're working to get them into homes with the support they need to rebuild their lives" External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 8, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Throughout the COVID-19 response we've worked hard to keep rough sleepers safe. Now we're working to get them into homes with the support they need to rebuild their lives," External link

illawarramercury Monday, June 8, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We are working hard to identify people at risk of homelessness during this challenging time, and are providing them with the support they need to secure housing," External link

qt Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our intense work since the beginning of April has resulted in many people sleeping rough accepting the offer of temporary accommodation for the first time in their lives," "While this is a positive outcome, now that these people have a roof over their head and a safe place to stay, we want to work with them to plan for the future and, where we can, assist them to secure a safe and stable home" External link

9news Monday, May 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I had people coming up to me at the last election saying they thought my claim that the Albion Park Rail bypass would happen was a fallacy," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As things slowly return to normal we're keen for people to come and visit from the first of June," "We want people to come and spend up big because if people don't, then we run the risk of losing a lot of these small businesses. If people don't support them during the tough times they won't be there in the good times" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Bondi Beach ) : "You only need to look at what happened at Bondi in March to see that, in spite of the warnings, people can very easily slip into a psyche that prompts the government to act," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Volunteers stood face to face with the most ferocious fires in our state's history, and are the beating heart of our country towns that continue to battle crippling drought," "They have been critical to our COVID-19 response across the state, providing practical assistance that's enabled so many charities to support the most vulnerable members of our community through the pandemic" External link

illawarramercury Monday, May 18, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It moves us another step closer to completion of the Albion Park Rail bypass," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "It moves us another step closer to completion of the Albion Park Rail bypass," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest data shows that our child protection caseworkers are seeing more children reported at risk of significant harm than ever before," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The latest data shows that our child protection caseworkers are seeing more children reported at risk of significant harm than ever before," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “What this platform does is help mobilise that generosity of spirit, that care and compassion, provide access to organisations that need help with people who are prepared to give help,” External link

aap-au Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What this platform does is help mobilise that generosity of spirit, that care and compassion, provide access to organisations that need help with people who are prepared to give help," External link

dailyadvertiser Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Testing is available seven days a week," External link

illawarramercury Monday, April 27, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We need more social, more affordable housing and we've acknowledged that and that's why we're building it," External link

abc-au Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We need more social, more affordable housing and we've acknowledged that and that's why we're building it," External link

abc-au Friday, April 24, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This funding will go a long way to support the colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will assist in the viability of the provider and allow them to undertake innovative work to prepare for online learning," "These colleges are vital educational institutions in our region. They are made up of local students, teachers and other staff which form the community" External link

illawarramercury Friday, April 17, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We will continue to be flexible and agile amid this ongoing situation, and remind the community to assist us in keeping kids safe by reporting abuse or neglect where they suspect it," External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

smh Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This additional funding will provide capacity to accommodate thousands more people, including flexibility to accommodate rough sleepers for as long as is necessary to protect them at this time," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A Nowra bypass will have to happen one day, there's no doubt about that," External link

illawarramercury Monday, March 9, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I think the Shoalhaven River bank is the most underutilised asset in the whole of the Shoalhaven," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Locals will already be seeing crews drill holes in the road for the testing of soil, rock and pavement samples," External link

illawarramercury Friday, March 6, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "A strong focus on seeing more children, improved practice and evidence-based family preservation programs has resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in the number of Aboriginal children and young people entering out-of-home care since 2015-16," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Everywhere I go these issues are raised, and these funds need to be released immediately, so that the money meant for NSW goes to NSW and addresses the needs of people with disability in our state," "Does the minister really believe that the cost of services in Bronte are the same as they are in Bourke. They are not" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, February 21, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "All we are asking for is that money committed to people with disability in NSW be spent on people with disability in NSW," "The Commonwealth is kicking the can down the road and has failed to propose parameters for the reserve fund at the last three COAG Disability Reform Council meetings" External link

theage Friday, February 21, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Friday, February 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

theage Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There is so much work to do in regional and remote areas of NSW, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities," External link

smh Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "every time the NDIS fails a person with disability in NSW, they are robbed of the opportunity to be independent, to get the supports they need, and contribute to society" External link

smh Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Our Government has committed to halving street sleeping by 2025 and this street count is an important step as we work towards this ambitious target,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said ( about Labor ) : "We've made it clear, and the Labor party has made clear, that Wollongong is not regional NSW," "The [former] leader of the opposition made it clear after the shadow minister for the Illawarra had been beating his chest, saying Wollongong should have been part of 'regional' areas. Well he was snubbed by the opposition leader" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "In the past governments have made mistakes around clustering, and I don't support clustering of social housing," "The way I want to make sure we deliver these products is 'pepper and salt' - integrated - so you create virtuous cycles rather than vicious ones" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We're specifically targeting a very vulnerable group here - 55 years and older," "Often at that age things go wrong. Divorces occur, people pass away and vulnerabilities are heightened so it's really important that we provide specific accommodation targeting people in that position that may be vulnerable" External link

illawarramercury Monday, February 17, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I have to be blunt - there will be major traffic implications but there's just no alternative," "We have a bridge that has reached the end of its serviceable life. We need to build a bridge that's going to last another 100 years. Will there be short-term impacts? Yes. Will there be long-term benefits? Absolutely" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We are committed to increasing the supply of social housing for vulnerable people in our community, while also providing increased opportunities and a better experience for tenants,” “This development also has excellent access to public transport, employment, education and services, and will provide tenants with access to supports tailored to their individual needs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We look at the projects in isolation," "Building a bridge of this size and magnitude is actually quite different from building a highway. We look at capacity and track record but we were looking at a number of companies that had made bids for this work" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The old Shoalhaven River bridge is almost 140 years old," "It was built as a railway bridge. It was never built to withstand an average of 55,000 vehicle movements every day" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The first thing I've asked them to do is remove houses that were purchased along Illaroo Road," "They're a bit dilapidated and they need to be done away with to make way for the dedicated left-hand turn out of Illaroo Road" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:08:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Whether it's clearing away the backlog of work at schools like Cambewarra Public School or replacing rooves at schools like Albion Park Public School, we are getting on with the job of fixing our schools," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The financial support includes grants of up to $50,000 for small businesses directly affected by bushfire, up to $250,000 to Local Government Areas, a Bushfire Working Capital Loan of up to $50,000 and low interest loans of up to $500,000 to eligible small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profits in bushfire impacted council areas," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As someone who has had my community hit by these fires, I don't see how these comments are helpful or appropriate," "The focus of everyone should be on helping communities get back on their feet" External link

watoday Monday, January 20, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "As someone who has had my community hit by these fires, I don't see how these comments are helpful or appropriate," "The focus of everyone should be on helping communities get back on their feet" External link

smh Monday, January 20, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This service will make it easier for residents impacted by these tragic bushfires to access support and secure a home or safe place to stay as soon as possible," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This service will make it easier for residents impacted by these tragic bushfires to access support and secure a home or safe place to stay as soon as possible," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "We have people literally living in motels, in sheds and in tents," "We need more permanent accommodation to house people that have been displaced because their lives have been destroyed" External link

abc-au Monday, January 13, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

illawarramercury Monday, January 13, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

maitlandmercury Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "So many people have asked 'how can I help?' Well this is one way," External link

bordermail Monday, January 13, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “While we have made great strides in creating safer environments for our children and young people, there is still much more work to be done,” “We will continue to work with government and non-government organisations to build on our progress and make sure the framework for protecting children is as strong as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Today, the first victims have been repatriated by plane from London and are now en route to their home provinces," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The KidzWish Place project has received support from all three levels of Government. I'm pleased the NSW Government committed funds prior to the last State Election for the project which will be administered in accordance with the funding agreement. " External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "There are a lot of very able, very talented young people in the region," External link

illawarramercury Monday, November 11, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Just as we experienced at Berry [the Berry bypass], whilst the drought is terrible for our farmers it ain't too bad for building roads," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "What this is, is a mini-switch," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The report’s recommendations will be considered carefully and in their entirety,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “We’re committed to engaging young people by providing positive opportunities that help them improve their wellbeing and thrive into adulthood,” “These grants are the perfect platform to promote valuable and innovative ideas and I’m pleased to see so many outstanding projects receive Youth Opportunities funding” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our Government's success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade," External link

abc-au Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "Our Government's success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "This particular riot, as devastating as it was, is an opportunity for system-wide reform and that is what I'm delivering today," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I'll have to go back through the budget process for the other recommendations, but some things were critical and needed to be done straight away," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I've asked Ms Shearer to chair a committee to oversee the implementation of these recommendations so we don't lose her knowledge and experience," External link

abc-au Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “At this time, we have not received confirmation as to who these people are, and where they are from,” “But whatever nationality they have, our hearts go out to their families and friends” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Ms Shearer has made 63 recommendations that focus on improving safety for staff and detainees and putting an increased focus on rehabilitation,” “The review also supports measures our Government has already put in place, including the Memorandum of Understanding with Corrective Services NSW, enabling the deployment of its Specialist Operations Group to Youth Justice centres” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Our Government’s success in diverting young people away from the system has resulted in a 40 per cent decrease in detainees over the last decade,” “The report identifies the need to better manage the remaining cohort of complex and high-risk detainees through stronger policies, support and infrastructure upgrades” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "At this time, we have not received confirmation as to who these people are, and where they are from," "But whatever nationality they have, our hearts go out to their families and friends" External link

thespec Monday, October 28, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “This identification process will take time to ensure the dignity of the victims, to guarantee forensic accuracy, and to secure information for the ongoing investigation,” External link

vietnamnews Monday, October 28, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : “In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK,” External link

arabnews Monday, October 28, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : “There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the ‘promised land’,” External link

arabnews Monday, October 28, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK," External link

news18 Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the 'promised land'," External link

news18 Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:19:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "In recent years, hundreds of potential Vietnamese victims of trafficking have been identified in the UK," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward wrote : "There are cases of illegal immigrants suffering injuries when being chased. There are cases of death due to extreme cold, lack of oxygen inside lorries. Many never even set foot in the 'promised land'," External link

wsau Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination to increase visitation and extend length of stay from interstate and international visitors," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "The project aims to establish Reflections Killalea Reserve as an iconic NSW tourism destination to increase visitation and extend length of stay from interstate and international visitors," "We know there is already so much to see and do here in our region and this project will provide an impressive new attraction to entice first-time and return visitors," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “Having to queue up in an office or wait on the phone is frustrating and time consuming,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : “The PSP Learning Hub will be a leader in training staff to provide permanency for vulnerable children and young people across the state,” “Permanency options include supporting families to stay safely together, restoring children to their birth parents, guardianship and open adoption” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward said : "I am always fighting for events to come to our area. Everything from the Kiama Bodyboard King Pro to the upcoming Australia v New Zealand Rugby League double-header - all of these events have been supported by me as the local member - and backed by the NSW Government," "We're delighted to welcome this iconic race to our region in 2020. Events such as L'Etape help the NSW Government achieve its goal of reaching $55 billion in overnight visitor expenditure by 2030" External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "The reality is that this is an attempt by people who want to hold the rest of Parliament over a barrel because they're not getting their way on a particular issue," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward told : "The reality is that this is an attempt by people who want to hold the rest of Parliament over a barrel because they're not getting their way on a particular issue," External link

theage Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Gareth Ward souligné : “bien que les consciences sur les dangers de la traite des êtres humains et de l'esclavage modernes s’améliorent, il faut déployer davantage d'efforts pour lutter contre ce fléau. Les gens doivent être conscients des risques auxquels ils seront exposés s'ils sont séduits par des groupes criminels. Les gouvernements doivent agir pour sanctionner les criminels, ainsi que protéger et aider les victimes” External link

vietnamplus-fr Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT



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politician85.71%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
mp14.29%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
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Gareth WardEN100.00%


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Chris Minns told ( about Gareth Ward ) : “Parliament has an obligation not just to Mr Ward but the 80,000 people that live in the electorate of Kiama,” External link

aap-au Thursday, March 24, 2022 5:07:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, March 22, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "Should Mr Ward not resign, the government will move a motion to remove him from the Parliament," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:56:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected member of parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing,” External link

guardian Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:53:00 AM EAT

Dominic Perrottet said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "While Mr Ward is entitled to the presumption of innocence, as any citizen is, the standards expected of an elected Member of Parliament are not compatible with the seriousness of the charges he is facing," External link

abc-au Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:25:00 AM EAT

Gladys Berejiklian said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “Mrs Ward, Mr Henskens and Mrs Maclaren-Jones have already made significant contributions to the community and I look forward to seeing that continue in their new roles” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Gladys Berejiklian said ( about Gareth Ward ) : “I have subsequently received advice from Minister Gareth Ward of his decision to step aside as Minister and sit on the crossbench while there is speculation about his future. I support his decision,” External link

smh Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Ann Sudmalis said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "This is not the first time Gareth has flexed his vengeance on strong Liberal women," "He doesn't just get even, he annihilates anyone who opposes him" External link

illawarramercury Friday, May 14, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Clover Moore said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "We're hopeful that one of the results of the pandemic might be that we're addressing the homelessness crisis in the City of Sydney," "We're doing our regular count next week and we expect the numbers to be well and truly down because of Gareth Ward's action" External link

theage Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Jenny Leong said ( about Gareth Ward ) : "Family and Community Services Minister Gareth Ward, and the NSW Liberal Government have failed to grasp the basics - to stop someone being homeless you don't need to count them, you need to provide them with a home and wrap around services and support," "We need to make renting more secure by improving renters' rights, we need to build more public housing, and we need to take the profit motive out of housing" External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 28, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT