Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson appointed NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation.

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Kevin Anderson has been promoted to the NSW cabinet as the NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, taking responsibility for the former Liquor and Gaming portfolio from former Racing Minister Paul Toole.

Anderson, the Nationals’ member, recently won a third term at last week’s state election and has been appointed to his first ministerial role since being elected back in 2011.

The AHA NSW has welcomed Anderson’s appointment, with AHA NSW CEO John Whelan saying the Association and its members looked forward to working closely with the new Minister.

“On behalf of our executive and members I would like to congratulate Mr Anderson on being appointed to the Ministry,” said Whelan.

“He is a respected local MP, who is popular with our members in the Tamworth area, and I look forward to working with him.”

Whelan also paid tribute to former Racing Minister Paul Toole, saying: “We were fortunate to have Paul Toole as our Minister. He had an excellent understanding of the hotel industry and under his leadership NSW hotels were able to operate in a stable and certain regulatory environment.”

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