Media Releases

LABOR'S WIN ON ARENA IS A WIN FOR THE HUNTER - September 13, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson says it is important for the Hunter that Labor has won agreement from the Government on a package that has secured the future of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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AGED PENSIONERS NOT A PRIORITY FOR GOVERNMENT - September 12, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson shares the concern of Shadow Minister for Human Services Linda Burney that older Australians are waiting too long for their aged pensions to be approved.

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DISGUST AT LACK OF ANSWERS FOR WILLIAMTOWN COMMUNITY - September 8, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has expressed disgust and dismay that members of the Williamtown Community Reference Group were given no more information at a meeting today on when the review of enHealth guidelines into PFAS contamination in drinking water would be made public.

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URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR OAKEY AND WILLIAMTOWN - September 6, 2016

November 18, 2018

Statement from Meryl Swanson: I have contacted the office of the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, again today, asking when the review of the enHealth guidelines will be made public. A second community, in Oakey, has been thrown into confusion by the release of a Human Health Risk Assessment that does not appear to spell out the risks to human health of PFAS contamination from Defence bases. I can understand the anger and distrust of the O...

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GOVERNMENT MUST DELIVER TOWER IT PROMISED - September 5, 2016

November 18, 2018

The Turnbull Government must put politics aside and build a mobile phone tower at Fullerton Cove as a matter of urgency, according to Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson.

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WILLIAMTOWN CONTAMINATION: WHERE IS THE HEALTH MINISTER - September 2, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has called on the Minister for Health Sussan Ley to immediately release the review of enHealth safe drinking water guidelines, and tell the community when blood testing and an epidemiological study will start.

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