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COMBINED PUSH TO PUT KURRI KURRI BACK ON THE MAP - December 5, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson said today’s Kurri Kurri Local Economic Development Roundtable was a good first step in getting Kurri “back on the map”. Ms Swanson hosted the forum of 25 business and community leaders at Kurri Kurri Business Enterprise Centre with special guest Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese, who urged the region to make the most of the Hunter Expressway.

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GOVERNMENT SLAMMED OVER BROKEN BLACKSPOT PROMISE - December 1, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has slammed the Turnbull Government for breaking an election promise and failing to fund a mobile base station in the blackspot of Fern Bay-Fullerton Cove. The area missed out on round 1, and has again been overlooked in round 2. Ms Swanson said the Paterson Liberal candidate promised on June 28, 2016, that a new mobile station would be built at Fern Bay-Fullerton Cove if the Turnbull Government was re-elected.

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BLOOD TESTING WELCOME BUT AIR TESTING NEEDED - November 30, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has welcomed the start of voluntary blood testing for Williamtown residents, and encouraged affected people to have their blood tested and participate in the epidemiological study. She also reiterated her call for air testing in the contaminated zone, given that some residents had already registered high levels of PFAS in their blood, despite following precautions not to drink bore water or eat home grown vege...

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WILLIAMTOWN CONTAMINATION MOTION DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT - November 28, 2016

November 18, 2018

Today Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson tabled in Parliament her motion calling on the Government to act on Williamtown contamination (Hansard attached). “I move this motion today out of sheer anger at the Turnbull government's failure to help the people of Williamtown,” Ms Swanson began.

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ANTHONY ALBANESE AT KURRI KURRI DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE ON DECEMBER 5 - November 25, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson will welcome Labor Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Anthony Albanese to Kurri Kurri on Monday, December 5, for a local development roundtable.

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LABOR MPS SPEAK UP FOR WILLIAMTOWN - November 24, 2016

November 18, 2018

In a show of support for people in the Williamtown Salt Ash “red zone”, five Labor MPs, including Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, spoke on the subject in Parliament today.

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