Office address: 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320 | Mail: PO Box 920, Maitland NSW 2320

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November 14, 2019

I would like to acknowledge the ongoing and generous donation of artworks and support to the Maitland Regional Art Gallery from Penelope Seidler AM, along with the generous gift of her time at the recent Annual Arts Health Fundraiser.

When interviewed eloquently by ABC...

November 13, 2019

 I congratulate the Maitland Aboriginal Education Consultative Group on its staging of the 2019 Pathways Awards night, which recognised the achievements of more than 150 members of our community.

It was a night filled with ceremony, song and dance, celebrating the educa...

November 13, 2019

I wish to join Maitland City Council in congratulating five locals who recently made it into the city’s Hall of Fame.

The inductees were Peter Bogan, Nicholas Enright, Gary Harley, Colin Johnston and Melinda Thompson.

Peter, who unfortunately passed away last year, was...

November 13, 2019

 I draw the attention of the House to a number of outstanding community leaders in Maitland who deserve our congratulations and thanks and to some of those we have lost.

Firstly I recognise Brad Adams, who has combined the old with the new to bring our community closer....

November 13, 2019

Recently Sharon Smith, Cassandra Gibbens and Breda Diamond—three hardworking women—won the Industry Collaboration Award at the NSW Training Awards.

Sharon, who is the CEO of the Hunter Valley Training Company [HVTC], collaborated on a traineeship program with Cassandra...

November 13, 2019

I speak for the Opposition on the upper House amendments to the Right to Farm Bill 2019, which were canvassed last night and spoke to the need for better drafting and consideration of the bill in the first instance.

The fact that so many amendments were moved by the Go...

November 12, 2019

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison has urged bushfire affected landholders, with concerns about their animals and livestock, to reach out for assistance through the NSW Government’s Agricultural Services Hotline on 1800 814 6...

October 28, 2019

Two Maitland Justices of the Peace who have each given 50 years of service to the community were honoured this week during a special ceremony at NSW Parliament House.

Ted Thornburrow, of Bolwarra Heights, and Trevor Crouch, of Rutherford, were greeted by Maitland MP Jen...

October 25, 2019

The Nationals have refused to back NSW fishers, after failing to support Labor’s draft Seafood Country of Origin Labelling laws.
These laws would have given local fishers a leg up on cheap foreign imports – but the Nationals still have time to make it right.

October 24, 2019

Congratulations to Anthony Milburn who has been named Maitland's 2019 Volunteer of the Year for his part in a rescue mission with a difference.

For the past four years Tony has saved fresh veggies that risk going to waste because they are deemed imperfect. He collects t...

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