Media Releases

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

November 18, 2018

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.

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GOVERNMENT MUST DELIVER ON MOBILE PHONE TOWER - October 5, 2016

November 18, 2018

Labor has called on the Turnbull Government to deliver on an election campaign promise and guarantee federal funding for a mobile phone tower at Fullerton Cove.

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TREATMENT OF WILLIAMTOWN RESIDENTS 'SCANDALOUS' - September 28, 2016

November 18, 2018

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten met with Williamtown residents affected by RAAF base contamination today after he officially opened Meryl Swanson’s electorate office. Ms Shorten met with six community representatives, who shared their concerns about their health, their businesses, their property values and their futures.

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SHOULD AUSTRALIA CHANGE ITS HEALTH GUIDELINES ON PFOA - September 27, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has asked the Health Minister to explain the ramifications of an international finding on a firefighting chemical that has contaminated land and water around Williamtown RAAF base.

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BILL SHORTEN TO OPEN MERYL SWANSON'S OFFICE - September 26, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will officially open Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson’s office on Wednesday, September 28.

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STATE HAS BOTCHED HANDLING OF MAITLAND HOSPITAL - September 15, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has backed State Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison in slamming the Baird State Government over its handling of plans for a new public-private hospital in Maitland.

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