STATEMENT FOR THE NEWCASTLE VIGIL FOR HANNAH CLARK

I'd like to thank you for coming together as a community this evening to remember Hannah Clarke and her children – Aaliyah, Laianah, and Trey. I’m sorry I can’t be with you in person as Parliament is sitting in Canberra.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT DUMPS AGED CARE PRIVATISATION PLAN

The Morrison Government has dumped the tender that would start the privatisation of aged care assessment in Australia after significant pressure from the states and in Parliament.

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SPEECH - CLIMATE PETITION RECOGNISED IN PARLIAMENT

I'd like to take this opportunity to place on record a change.org petition on climate change that was started by a constituent of mine, renewable energy expert Dr Richard Finlay-Jones.

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$1.2M HAMILTON OVAL UPGRADE PROJECT DUDDED IN MORRISON’S SPORTS RORTS

Newcastle has missed out on Federal funding for a new grandstand and sporting facility upgrades in Hamilton South despite an independent assessment giving it a higher score than other projects that did secure funding.

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REDRESS INQUIRY SCHEDULES NEWCASTLE HEARING

The Parliamentary inquiry into the implementation of the National Redress Scheme will be hearing from stakeholders and survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions in Newcastle on 31 March.

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NEWCASTLE ORGS URGED TO CONTRIBUTE TO SPORTS RORTS INQUIRY

Local community sporting organisations that missed out on grant funding under the program at the centre of the Sports Rorts scandal have been encouraged to make a submission to a new Parliamentary inquiry.

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CAPTEL CUTS ‘CRUEL AND SHORT SIGHTED’

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has given a speech in Parliament calling on the Morrison Government to restore funding for the much-loved CapTel telephone service that provides a link to the world for deaf and hearing-impaired Novocastrians.

 

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NEWCASTLE HEALTH COSTS HIT RECORD HIGHS

Official data has confirmed what many Novocastrians know only too well – that health costs continue to climb under the Morrison Government.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ON NUCLEAR PLANS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Morrison Government to come clean on its plans for nuclear energy.

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WESTERN SUBURBS RESIDENTS BACK POST OFFICE PROPOSAL

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has been inundated with support for the idea of a new Post Office for Newcastle’s rapidly growing western corridor.

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