Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison today proudly acknowledged the work of local school students at Thornton Public School and those at TED Mersin College in Turkey as she joined local authors and historians John Gillam and Yvonne Fletcher and illustrator Lillian Webb at the launch of their latest book, Turkish Charlie Ryan, at the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. Keynote speaker Air Vice Marshall Bob Treloar, who penned the forward to the book, addressed those gathered includin
HUNTER SMALL BUSINESSES ABANDONDED BY NSW GOVERNMENT WITH CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME IN CRISIS Shadow Minister for Small Business, Jenny Aitchison MP, and Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Kate Washington MP, today met with local bottle shop owner Glen Ayton from the Little Bottler at Tenambit in Maitland to discuss the impact of the Berejiklian Government’s botched roll out of the Container Deposit Scheme.
In yet another bungle by the Environment Minister, Gabrielle Upton MP,
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has joined Hunter MPs to highlight the growing overcrowding and increasing maintenance backlogs at the region’s public schools. Documents obtained under freedom of information show that 93 schools across the Hunter are at 100 per cent capacity or higher (see below). Wiripaang Public School is packed to the rafters at over double its capacity, while many schools in the region are over capacity and filled with demountable classrooms, like Maitla
The NSW Opposition is demanding Premier Mike Baird meet with Hamilton’s small business owners during his visit on Monday to hear their concerns about a rise in assaults, verbal abuse and vandalism. Small business owners in Hamilton have reported that they have been subjected to assaults, verbal abuse and theft from individuals congregating around the now defunct Hamilton Station precinct since the rail line was cut. The concerns of the small business owners have gone unheard
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police, Troy Grant, has revealed an appalling lack of care and concern for the family of Rebecca Maher who died in Maitland Police Station on 19 July, admitting at a Budget Estimates Committee hearing today that he had not contacted the family of the deceased woman. The Deputy Premier's comments follow the admissions of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Leslie Williams on Monday of her failure to raise the tragedy with her Ministerial colle
Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Kate Washington, and Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Jenny Aitchison, together with Tim Crakanthorp, Member for Newcastle, have welcomed the roll out of the Safer Pathways model for the Newcastle and Port Stephens Police Local Area Commands (LACs). The Safer Pathways model was well received in its trial sites and has shown positive results for women escaping domestic and family violence, although the