Media Releases

SENIORS INVITED TO BELMONT EXPO ON OCTOBER 2

September 23, 2019

Up to 300 people are expected to attend my biggest seniors’ expo of the year, at Belmont 16s on Wednesday, October 2, from 10am to 12.30pm.

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NUCLEAR REACTOR IN THE HUNTER?

September 16, 2019

A peak business lobby group has today joined 12 Coalition MPs and Senators in pushing the Prime Minister to adopt large scale nuclear energy across Australia. Our community is one of many who’ve had multiple sites proposed for nuclear reactors and waste dumps, with sites or dumps proposed in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Central Coast.

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DEATH OF THE HON SAMUELA ‘AKILISI POHIVA

September 13, 2019

Federal Labor offers its condolences to the people of Tonga on the passing of Tongan Prime Minister Mr Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva this week.

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AGED CARE ROYAL COMMMISSION INVITED TO HUNTER

August 23, 2019

I have invited the Commissioners inquiring into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Australia to hold a public hearing in the Hunter region.

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PASMINCO LAND PROFITS MUST HELP RESIDENTS’ REMEDIATION

August 22, 2019

The NSW Government decision to acquire the former Pasminco smelter site at Boolaroo is welcome. Finding a productive use for that site and attracting businesses that will employ local people must be a priority for the NSW Government. The NSW Government must also commit to allocating all profits it makes out of redeveloping the site to assist residents in remediating their properties.

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PACIFIC STEP UP BECOMING A PACIFIC “STUFF UP”

August 20, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Pacific Step Up is increasingly becoming a Pacific “Stuff Up”, with Tuvalu’s threat to pull out of the Seasonal Worker Program further undermining Australia’s engagement in the Pacific. Media Release with PENNY WONG, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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