MERYL SWANSON HOPES TO SHINE A LIGHT - October 10, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson made her First Speech in the House of Representatives today. She had with her a brass miner’s lamp that was given to her in 1985 during a visit to the North-East of England as a 14-year-old, when Margaret Thatcher was at war with the miners.…

NBN IS A PATCH-UP AND A STITCH-UP - October 11, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has wasted no time in joining the debate in Parliament, today calling the Turnbull Government’s National Broadband Network a “patch-up” and a “stitch up”.…

WILLIAMTOWN BLOOD TESTS WELCOME - October 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has welcomed news that voluntary blood testing of residents affected by the Williamtown RAAF base contamination scandal will finally get under way in November, and that a scientist has been appointed to head a long-term study. The news comes a day after Ms Swanson sat in on a Senate debate on the Williamtown contamination, and was acknowledged by NSW Labor Senator Doug Cameron.…

WILLIAMTOWN 'ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES GROUP' A FARCE - October 17, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

State Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington and Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson have slammed the NSW Government for scheduling a Williamtown Elected Representative Group meeting at a time when both State and Federal Parliaments are sitting.…

DEFENCE DISARRAY IS A DISASTER FOR WILLIAMTOWN - October 18, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Federal Member for Paterson has called on the Turnbull Government to sort out its Defence ministerial debacle for the sake of the people of Williamtown. “I have previously described Defence’s response to Williamtown as “glacial” and now I know why. There are three Ministers with Defence portfolios, but it is still not clear which Minister is responsible for what,” Ms Swanson said.…