Media Releases

SWANSON HOSTS MEETING OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN - November 10, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson hosted a meeting of five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women today as part of Oxfam’s Straight Talk National Summit. The women, who are leaders in their communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory, met in Ms Swanson’s parliamentary office to share their experiences and understand more about how they can engage in federal politics.

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SWANSON SUBMITS RAAF BASE CONTAMINATION NOTICE OF MOTION - November 9, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson today submitted a Notice of Motion to the Turnbull Government on toxic RAAF base contamination with a view to it being debated in the House of Representatives before Parliament rises this year.

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FIREFIGHTERS ACKNOWLEDGED IN PARLIAMENT - November 8, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson today in Parliament acknowledged the firefighters and emergency workers involved in the bushfire efforts in the Hunter and Port Stephens.

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QUESTIONS OVER FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF LAND AND WATER - November 9, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson spoke in Parliament today on the need for greater transparency of foreign ownership of agricultural land and water in Australia.

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SWANSON GETS STUCK IN AND THROWN OUT - October 19, 2016

November 18, 2018

Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson was thrown out of the House of Representatives during Question Time today when she called out to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne: “Who is responsible for Williamtown? Tell the truth!”

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DEFENCE DISARRAY IS A DISASTER FOR WILLIAMTOWN - October 18, 2016

November 18, 2018

Federal Member for Paterson has called on the Turnbull Government to sort out its Defence ministerial debacle for the sake of the people of Williamtown. “I have previously described Defence’s response to Williamtown as “glacial” and now I know why. There are three Ministers with Defence portfolios, but it is still not clear which Minister is responsible for what,” Ms Swanson said.

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