SHARON CLAYDON MP
MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE
JOEL FITZGIBBON MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
MEMBER FOR HUNTER
PAT CONROY MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
MEMBER FOR SHORTLAND
MERYL SWANSON MP
MEMBER FOR PATERSON
Hunter Community Legal Centre (HCLC) could be forced to turn away hundreds of local residents from July 1 thanks to the Turnbull Government’s harsh cuts to community legal centres across the country.
Community Legal Centres help hundreds of thousands of people around Australia in need of free legal assistance who do not qualify for legal aid. They are on the frontline in the battle against domestic violence and assist people with problems as diverse as Centrelink debt, tenancy disputes and employment issues.
Hundreds of Novocastrians turned out today in solidarity with people living with a mental illness, their carers, and their families at the annual Mental Health Wellness Walk from Pacific Park to Civic Park.
In a speech at the event, Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said mental illness remained a pressing issue for the region.The Turnbull Government needs to prioritise investing in the health and wellbeing of Australian people over its $50 billion tax cuts for big business.”
Central Coast health care practitioners, small business owners and residents met on Wednesday with members of Labor’s newly formed national Medicare Taskforce to discuss Australia’s health
SHARON CLAYDON MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE
MEDICARE TASKFORCE CHAIR
DR MIKE FREELANDER MP
MEMBER FOR MACARTHUR
MEDICARE TASKFORCE DEPUTY CHAIR
MEDICARE TASKFORCE KICKS OFF WITH CENTRAL COAST HEALTH CHECK
Labor will launch its new Medicare Taskforce on the Central Coast tomorrow with the first in a nationwide series of community consultations about Australia’s health system.
Taskforce Chair Sharon Claydon MP said the Taskforce was formed in response to increasing attacks on Medicare by the Turnbull Government.
As schools around the state welcome students back for 2017, Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Turnbull Government to back down on $30 billion worth of cuts to the sector over the next decade.
Ms Claydon said the Turnbull Government’s school cuts would be equivalent to sacking one in every seven teachers nationwide.
“In Newcastle, our schools will lose $33 million in the next two years alone,” Ms Claydon said.
“This means fewer teachers and less one-on-one attention. Inevitably, students will get left behind.”
Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has encouraged community organisations and the Newcastle City Council to consider applying for funding under the recently opened Building Better Regions Fund.
Ms Claydon said the $297 million program will fund projects outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.
18 August 2016
Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, has said the Turnbull Liberal Government must take immediate action to ensure all outstanding claims to NDIS service providers are paid as a matter of urgency.
Continued delays and systems errors in the NDIS payments system have left many disability service providers unpaid since the NDIS began its national rollout.
“The new portal launch has been a disaster with payments not being made to some providers for eight weeks”, Ms Claydon said.
12 August 2016
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) wants to hear from Novocastrians who have experienced problems with internet speeds on their National Broadband Network (NBN) connection.
The formal ‘Consultation on broadband speed claims’ has been launched in response to the disruptive and chaotic rollout of Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate Fibre-to-the-Node NBN, where many Newcastle residents and businesses have not received broadband speeds promised under the NBN.
29 July 2016
Newcastle has been identified as the most difficult place in Australia to get a job and the Baird Liberal Government’s restrictions on container terminal operations only make it more difficult for job seekers.
14 June 2016
Sharon Claydon MP today launched Hunter Surf Lifesaving Association’s (HSLA) new rescue craft funded by a Newcastle Stronger Communities Grant of $6,864.
The new jet ski will be based at HSLA headquarters and used to assist in rescue and training activities along the Newcastle coast.