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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 10 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 11, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Abi Portwin, the Fluoro Dolly, hams it up at Burwood's Spring Celebration festival. Picture: JOE MURPHY PP189145 Party time at the Spring Festival A MASSIVE 60,000 revellers turned out on Sunday to join the fun of Burwood's Spring Celebration festival. The rain held off and spring was in the air as families poured into Burwood Park. Kids' favourites Bananas in Pyjamas and the Elvis impersonator proved as popular as ever. The dedicated Kids' World allowed the little ones to let off steam and the classic car display was a hit with the dads. The Youth Stage played host to awesome hip-hop and martial arts presentations and quality live bands got the crowds rocking. See more pictures: Page 11 Ministry trifecta for MP FIONA BRADYand KIM SHAW A FEW days after her big pro- motion to State Cabinet, Strathfield MP Virginia Judge is looking forward to rolling up her sleeves and tackling her new port- folios. This time last week she was Parliamentary Secretary Assist- ing the Education Minister. Now she's Fair Trading Minis- ter, Citizenship Minister and Min- ister Assisting the Premier on the Arts -- and she's pretty chuffed about it. ''I feel very thrilled and honoured to be given this oppor- tunity to serve the people of NSW and I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead,'' she said. Asked whether her higher pro- file would benefit her constitu- ency, she said: ''Obviously I've always done my best to support my electorate and my constituents but this is just another dimension now. ''Hopefully this will give me greater scope to develop network- ing and I'll have more access to information so that I can help people everywhere.'' Ms Judge's promotion came at the end of a tumultuous week in State Parliament which saw a new premier and deputy sworn in and a large broom taken to cabinet. Departing Treasurer Michael Costa took a spray at the financial management of State and Federal governments over the past 13 years in his last press conference. Frank Sartor did not leave his planning portfolio quietly either, saying that Mr Rees had ''made a big mistake''. But Ms Judge said the new faces would reinvigorate the party. ''That's politics, that's the real world of politics and the import- ant thing about change is to grasp it as an opportunity for growth,'' she said. ''Change can be something that we can use to give us extra energy and vigour.'' As Minister Assisting the Prem- ier on the Arts, she'll be working very closely with the new Premier Nathan Rees, who she describes as ''a real down-to-earth bloke''. ''He'll get in there and give it a go,'' she said. ''I'm very excited that he's got the leadership and I think he'll make a big difference.'' Balmain MP Verity Firth was another big winner in the reshuffle -- she's now Education Minister. 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