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...

June 5, 2018

Today I recognise Barry Whiteman, a never more deserving recipient of the RSL LifeCare's Milne-Wood medal, for his consistent delivery of exceptional service to RSL LifeCare.

Barry and his wife, Trish, have lived in beautiful Tea Gardens for 17 years and they have devot...

May 24, 2018

Raymond Terrace came alive last weekend at the Step Back into King Street Heritage Festival. In its fourth year, it was bigger and better than ever, with many of us dressed up in vintage clothing in celebration of what was once the main street of Raymond Terrace.


May 23, 2018

I am surprised that we have not heard more from this Government about the Turnbull Government's recent decision to cut $7 million from our State's coffers without warning.The national partnership was created to ensure that there was consistency of quality in the provis...

May 23, 2018

I pay tribute to the organisers, sponsors and supporters of the fantastic Tilligerry Motorama. Ian and Elaine Jones have been spearheading this event since 2013, alongside their Tilligerry Auto Club members.

This year's event saw about 6,000 people come through the gate...

May 23, 2018

Today is Wear Orange Wednesday in support of the thousands of incredible State Emergency Service [SES] volunteers across New South Wales upon whom we all rely in times of disaster and emergency.

My electorate of Port Stephens not only is a particularly stunning part of...

May 15, 2018

The Riding for the Disabled Association at Raymond Terrace enables young people with a disability to experience the joy of horseriding.

When I visited last week it was obvious to me that the experience is not only about riding a horse but also about the confidence that...

May 2, 2018

As a piece of public policy, the creation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS] was a monumental reform. Its objective was simple and yet profound: A tangled mess of chaotic, fragmented and inequitable support programs littered across the country would be...

May 2, 2018

Imagine living in the beautiful township of Tanilba Bay, which nestles on the edge of the glorious waterways of Port Stephens, but not being able to access the waterways.

This was the case for many ageing residents living at Tanilba Shores who had no wheelchair accessib...

May 2, 2018

I pause to thank the many residents, young and old, who gathered at Anzac Day services across Port Stephens last week.

I recognise the hard working RSL sub-branches for hosting these important commemorations. With a common purpose we gathered to remember the lives...

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