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June 27, 2018

NSW Labor has slammed the Berejiklian Government’s refusal to ban toxic PFAS chemicals- despite the fact that other states already have.


Under questioning in Parliament by the Labor Opposition, Minister Upton said “this Government cannot ban PFAS.”


Per-and-poly-fluoroa...

June 23, 2018

The NSW Labor Opposition has secured a parliamentary inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the provision of disability services in NSW.


Labor MLCs Greg Donnelly and Courtney Houssos, with the support of the Christian Dem...

June 21, 2018

Every public school across the electorate of Port Stephens will be air-conditioned under a Foley Labor Government, including the new Medowie High School.


NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley announced today in his 2018 Budget Reply that Labor would add its $300 million ‘Co...

June 20, 2018

The Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s budget announcement that all three-year-olds in NSW would get free preschool is a con, with eight out of ten preschool programs ineligible for funding.


Yesterday, the Premier, Treasurer, and Early Childhood Education Minister claim...

June 19, 2018

Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Kate Washington MP, has labelled today’s state budget another sad demonstration of the Berejiklian Government’s poor priorities.


Despite being Australia’s largest regional economy, the government has once again failed to provide the reso...

June 15, 2018

On the back of voting against a Bill designed to protect women, the Minister for Women and Ageing has failed to implement major recommendations designed to prevent elder abuse.


For two years the Minister has ignored the recommendations of a Parliamentary Enquiry into E...

June 14, 2018

Labor continues to set the policy agenda for education in NSW, with today’s announcement by the Premier an embarrassing mix of recycled projects and outright policy plagiarism.


For seven years the Liberal Government has refused to air condition schools, even refusing t...

June 12, 2018

NSW Labor has demanded the Berejiklian Government reinstate crucial funding for child care assessment and rating teams in its upcoming State Budget.


New figures from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have revealed that 1,590 NSW-ba...

June 11, 2018

As holiday makers again hit traffic jams, the funding backflip for Nelson Bay Road has been put on the Parliament’s agenda with questions asked about who authorized the election commitment
backflip.


Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington has lodged written questions...

June 6, 2018

I recognise Kirrily Dear, an ultramarathon runner who started the Run Against Violence initiative.

Through her activities, Kirrily starts discussions and raises awareness about domestic and family violence. Kirrily shared her important message to all the students at Tom...

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