Speech - Newcastle Art Gallery

14 July 2014

I rise today to voice concern at the lack of agreement between representatives of three major accounting professional organisations regarding the donation of the Black Totem II sculpture to Newcastle City Council by Wendy Whiteley.

 

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Media Release - Hunter Region to be hit hard by Child Care Benefit Cut

10 July 2014

Hunter Labor MPs are warning of the impact on local families from the Abbott Government’s plan to freeze income thresholds for the Child Care Benefit

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Media Release - NAIDOC Week 2014

7 July 2014

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon began NAIDOC Week 2014 at the Aboriginal flag raising ceremony held in Civic Park today.

This year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations are based on the theme of Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond, honouring all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served with honour and pride in Australia's military conflicts and engagements across the globe.

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Media Release - Ensuring Pedestrian Safety for Hunter Stadium

1 July 2014

Sharon Claydon today joined State Member for Wallsend and Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Sonia Hornery, on a walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station to Hunter Stadium, to assess the safety and accessibility of the pedestrian route for sporting fans.

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Media Release - MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY ABANDONED BY ABBOTT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

27 June 2014

Today's job loss announcements at Forgacs and Sandvik will have profound effects on the Newcastle and Hunter region and are another example of the Abbott Liberal Government's failure to have a plan for Australian jobs and industry.

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Media Release - Abbott Liberal Government Abandons Aboriginal Health Program in Newcastle

27 June 2014

The Abbott Liberal Government has turned its back on Newcastle’s Aboriginal youth by cutting funds to the successful Deadly Choices program.

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Media Release - THE GREAT BROADBAND DIVIDE BEGINS IN NEWCASTLE

26 June 2014

Today the Communications Minister announced that Hamilton has been ripped off the plans to receive super-fast fibre-to-the-premise broadband. Instead, residents will only have access to an inferior fibre-to-the-node service relying on old copper technology.

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Speech - Health Cuts Hurting Newcastle

17 June 2014

I wish to draw the House's attention to health care cuts in my electorate following this budget. 

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Speech - Newcastle East Primary School

18 June 2014

I rise to pay tribute to a school in my electorate which is visiting us here in Parliament House today: Newcastle East Public School. This school is Australia's oldest school, celebrating 198 years of continuous service to the children of inner-city Newcastle. 

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MEDIA RELEASE - ABBOTT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CONCEALS INACTION ON INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

17 June 2014

The Abbott Liberal Government are continuing their program of infrastructure project reannouncements to conceal their inaction on infrastructure investment in Newcastle.

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