Media Releases

PYNE VISIT AN INSULT TO WILLIAMTOWN RESIDENTS - August 24, 2016

November 18, 2018

Statement from Meryl Swanson: "I share the anger of Williamtown residents at the surprise visit today by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.

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APOLOGIES ARE NOT ENOUGH - FIX THE NDIS - August 23, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson said it was time for government action, not just apologies, over the bungled rollout of the NDIS, and has enlisted the help of Shadow Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin.

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A DREAM COME TRUE - August 16, 2016

November 18, 2018

Labor’s Meryl Swanson was a standout, smiling face among new MPs on their first day at Parliament House, Canberra, today, telling Sky News it was "a dream come true".

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BLOOD TESTS AND BUYBACKS ON THE AGENDA - August 16, 2016

November 18, 2018

The Shadow Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, and Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today met with residents and business people affected by the Williamtown RAAF base contamination issue at Salt Ash. Mr Marles joined Ms Swanson in calling on the Turnbull Government to honour its election promises regarding blood testing of affected residents and potential buybacks of their land, and compensation for losses.

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REVIEW WELCOME, BUT WILL IT MUDDY THE WATERS - August 4, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has welcomed the announcement of a review of guidelines for PFAS chemicals in drinking water by the end of August, announced today by the Minister for Health Sussan Ley.

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CENSUS ROLLOUT A SHAMBLES - August 3, 2016

November 18, 2018

The Census roll-out has been an absolute shambles, according to Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson. "My office has been inundated with people who are confused, upset and worried that they are going to be fined," Ms Swanson said.

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