Media Releases

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

November 18, 2018

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.

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WILLIAMTOWN BLOOD TESTS WELCOME - October 14, 2016

November 18, 2018

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.

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GOVERNMENT CALLED ON TO HONOUR COMMITMENTS TO PATERSON - October 12, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today called on the Turnbull Government to honour the commitments it made to the people of Paterson during the election campaign, including those on Williamtown contamination.

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

November 18, 2018

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”.

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

November 18, 2018

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.

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MAITLAND WASTE FACILITY MISSES OUT ON FEDERAL FUNDING - October 7, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has expressed disappointment that Maitland City Council’s proposed Mount Vincent Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility has missed out on Turnbull Government funding.

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