BROADBAND AND FUEL PRICES HIGHLIGHTED IN PARLIAMENT - November 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today in Parliament highlighted the way in which the rollout of the National Broadband Network was failing the residents of Paterson. In commenting on the House Economics Committee’s report into the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) annual report, tabled in Parliament this week, Ms Swanson said there were three issues raised by the committee that were very relevant to her electorate: competition in the banking sector, petrol price fluctuation, and download speeds of internet service providers.…

LABOR MPS SPEAK UP FOR WILLIAMTOWN - November 24, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In a show of support for people in the Williamtown Salt Ash “red zone”, five Labor MPs, including Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, spoke on the subject in Parliament today.…

WILLIAMTOWN CONTAMINATION MOTION DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT - November 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Today Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson tabled in Parliament her motion calling on the Government to act on Williamtown contamination (Hansard attached). “I move this motion today out of sheer anger at the Turnbull government's failure to help the people of Williamtown,” Ms Swanson began.…

BLOOD TESTING WELCOME BUT AIR TESTING NEEDED - November 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has welcomed the start of voluntary blood testing for Williamtown residents, and encouraged affected people to have their blood tested and participate in the epidemiological study. She also reiterated her call for air testing in the contaminated zone, given that some residents had already registered high levels of PFAS in their blood, despite following precautions not to drink bore water or eat home grown vegetables and eggs.…

GOVERNMENT SLAMMED OVER BROKEN BLACKSPOT PROMISE - December 1, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has slammed the Turnbull Government for breaking an election promise and failing to fund a mobile base station in the blackspot of Fern Bay-Fullerton Cove. The area missed out on round 1, and has again been overlooked in round 2. Ms Swanson said the Paterson Liberal candidate promised on June 28, 2016, that a new mobile station would be built at Fern Bay-Fullerton Cove if the Turnbull Government was re-elected.…