ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - October 5, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Labor has called on the Government to end the digital divide that is holding the Hunter back. A digital inclusion index report, released earlier this year, found that the Hunter region recorded the lowest score nationally on internet access, affordability, and the digital “ability” of residents.…

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.…