Speeches

PATERSON SCHOOLS TO LOSE $23MILLION - May 22, 2017

November 18, 2018

Paterson schools stand to lose $23million and Rutherford and Kurri Kurri schools are the worst hit.

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THIS BUDGET IS NOT FAIR - May 24, 2017

November 18, 2018

No budget will ever be fair which, on July 1, millionaires in this country pay less. It is like "Saturday Night Fever" at the millionaire's house on July 1. But it is "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on July 2 when people get to work and see their penalty rates being cut.

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SCHOOLS WILL LOSE $22BILLION - May 24, 2017

November 18, 2018

This Government is cutting $22 billion from schools. It is trying to pretend otherwise. But its own document told journalists exactly that. We need the full Gonski roll-out, not the 2.0 runner-up.

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MEN'S SHEDS ARE TERRIFIC - May 31, 2017

November 18, 2018

Men's Sheds are terrific! Congratulations to Salamander, Raymond Terrace and the 2322 Men's Shed at Beresfield on their new grants and their great work.

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PORT STEPHENS KOALAS - May 29, 2017

November 18, 2018

Port Stephens Koalas are inching closer to their goal of building a koala hospital and tourism facility.

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MORE HELP FOR OUR VETERANS - June 1, 2017

November 18, 2018

We need a cultural shift in the way ex-Defence personnel move back into civilian life. Today I shared soem thoughts from our local veterans.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST