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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

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...

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...

October 24, 2019

I pay tribute to Maitland Artisan Gallery owner, former restaurateur, former President of the Maitland Business Chamber and Dry July ambassador, Jenni Nichols, who bravely shared her family's painful story to help others.

Jenni is happy to say that she likes a glass of...

October 24, 2019

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—I rise today to acknowledge another successful Maitland Tattoo event put on by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums. There was a range of different entertainment, including the performance of the classic song Danny Boy, Irish dancers and I...

October 23, 2019

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (20:58:56): I recognise Maitland inspiring mother of three Linda Bullent, who is fighting cancer and fundraising for a cure at the same time.

Linda has been bravely doing battle with breast cancer for the past six years. In 2016...

October 15, 2019

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (19:59:14): I salute the professionalism and talent of Australian Community Media photographer Marina Neil, whose pictures often grace the pages of The Maitland Mercury newspaper and website and also The Newcastle Herald.


September 18, 2019

 In times of distress, many of us have found ourselves desperate for a few moments of privacy and solitude.

In our schools students in despair often make a beeline for that one sacred sanctum, the bathrooms.

Sadly, research shows that this is the very place where bully...

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