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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - GONSKI CUTS ARE SCARY - February 10, 2017

November 18, 2018

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham dismissed my concern about the $43 million cuts to school "Gonski" funding in the Paterson electorate as a "scare campaign". Yes, Minister, it is scary.

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HUNTER VALLEY STUDENTS NEED MORE BRIDGES, FEWER BARRIERS - February 6, 2017

November 18, 2018

It was always going to be the students most affected by the federal government’s decision to either honour the final two years of the Gonski funding initiative, or take the money off the table.

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FAMILY OUT OF POCKET, SICK OF SILENCE - February 4, 2016

November 18, 2018

Hunter families are fed up with delays in receiving rebates from Medicare.

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GONSKI FUNDING NEEDED - February 6, 2017

November 18, 2018

The Paterson electorate stands to miss out on $43 million for education if the federal government fails to fund the final two years of the Gonski program.

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AUSTRALIA DAY ADDRESS - MAITLAND - January 26, 2017

November 18, 2018

It gives me great pleasure to offer a message of congratulations to today’s citizenship candidates and officially welcome you as our newest Australians.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - STOP HARASSING VULNERABLE - January 21, 2017

November 18, 2018

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is disingenuous when he says the Labor Party wants to “stop us asking these people to explain” their alleged Centrelink debts.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST