Media Releases

BROADBAND AND FUEL PRICES HIGHLIGHTED IN PARLIAMENT - November 22, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today in Parliament highlighted the way in which the rollout of the National Broadband Network was failing the residents of Paterson. In commenting on the House Economics Committee’s report into the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) annual report, tabled in Parliament this week, Ms Swanson said there were three issues raised by the committee that were very relevant to her electorate...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PHILADELPHIA COLEMAN OF SALT ASH - November 22, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today met and congratulated Philadelphia Coleman, of Salt Ash, who was at Parliament House as one of 12 winners in the Country to Canberra Leadership Competition. The winners, young rural women who submitted passionate videos and stories about why gender equality is important to them, have been treated to a two-day all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra to meet MPs and other influential women, and train in...

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SHOWING OUR TROOPS WE CARE AT CHRISTMAS - November 21, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson has sent two Christmas care parcels to troops serving overseas, and is encouraging others in the community to do the same.

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LABOR CALLS FOR AIR SAMPLING FOLLOWING WILLIAMTOWN BLOOD TEST RESULTS - November 17, 2016

November 18, 2018

Labor is calling for detailed airborne testing of the zone surrounding RAAF Base Williamtown following reports a resident may have been exposed to legacy firefighting foam contaminants through breathing outdoor dust.

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400 TO ATTEND SENIORS FORUM AT NELSON BAY ON NOVEMBER 15 - November 14, 2016

November 18, 2018

More than 400 people are expected to attend a Seniors Forum at Nelson Bay on Tuesday, November 15, organised and hosted by Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson.

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WILLIAMTOWN RAAF BASE CONTAMINATION RAISED IN PARLIAMENT - November 10, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson called on the Government in Parliament today to deliver on its commitments to the people of Williamtown affected by RAAF base contamination. Ms Swanson advised she had submitted a notice of motion to the Government with a view to it being debated in the house before Parliament rises this year.

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