Groups lobby for National Parks and injured workers support

LOBBYING: Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange president Nick King, and members of the Injured Workers Support Network.

LOBBYING: Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange president Nick King, and members of the Injured Workers Support Network.

Injured workers and representatives from the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange (ECCO), lobbied members from western region branches of the NSW Nationals on Saturday.

The two groups were handing out information as the members went in to the party’s Central Region Conference. 

ECCO president Nick King said he wanted the members to discuss the need for more National Parks funding, which he said had been neglected.

He said the national parks such as Mount Canobolas were vital for providing an ecological habitat for endangered plants and wildlife.

Injured Workers Support Network Western Region representative Joe Maric was accompanied by workers who had injuries ranked from 23 to 57 per cent who had been disadvantaged by their work injury compensation payments being replaced with the Newstart allowance.

“We’re here asking the question of the Nationals why they allow 6000 workers to go into the federal system when the majority of those workers were eligible,” he said.

People from the Injured Workers Support Network and Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange met members of the NSW Nationals as they entered a regional party conference at the Orange Ex-Services' Club on Saturday.

People from the Injured Workers Support Network and Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange met members of the NSW Nationals as they entered a regional party conference at the Orange Ex-Services' Club on Saturday.

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