Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has welcomed news that preparations are under way to carry out important work on the nationally significant Morpeth Bridge. “Morpeth Bridge, over the Hunter River at Morpeth, is one of Maitland’s most iconic sights,” Ms Aitchison said. “It is a renowned example of a timber trestle bridge with Allan trusses and is rightly listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.” Work begins today on the site compound and maintenance work on the bridge will begin
JENNY AITCHISON MP
LABOR SHADOW MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
LIESL TESCH MP
LABOR MEMBER FOR GOSFORD
DAVID MEHAN MP
LABOR MEMBER FOR THE ENTRANCE The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government’s recent announcements on commercial fishing as a slap in the face for the industry.
Labor Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison has today visited the Central Coast with Labor MP's Liesl Tesch and David Mehan to highlight just how out o
The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the NSW Berejiklian Barilaro Government immediately release the independent assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program (the Barclay Report), which was due by the end of December 2019.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison MP has accused the Minister for Agriculture of a lack of transparency around the commercial fishing reforms and says the report must be released im
The Labor Opposition has condemned the Minister for Primary Industries for continuing delays in providing certainty for commercial fishers, after the NSW Government’s disastrous Business Adjustment Program (BAP) reforms were implemented in May 2016.
Nearly four years after the start of the BAP, commercial fishers across the industry may still potentially lose more of their catch quota.
After the market process, 23 commercial fishers made 40 appeals to the Share Appeal Pan
The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government for reducing the amount of funding given to farmers while 98.5 per cent of the state is still in drought.
NSW Budget Estimates hearings today revealed that approvals for the Farm Innovation Fund (7 year loans of up to $1 million with a two year interest and repayment free period) have effectively halved from $321 million in the twelve months from 2018/19 to only $69 million (2019/20 YTD).
Labor has called for an extension to special disaster loans and application assistance for fire-affected farmers, after the Berejiklian Liberals and Nationals revealed only 11 farmers across NSW have applied for a special disaster loan.
Speaking before a Budget Estimates hearing today, Nationals Minister Adam Marshall estimated that 10,000 NSW farmers have had their properties, crops and livestock damaged by fires, but confirmed that only 11 farmers have applied.
The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government for failing the regional tourism sector, after it was revealed the Regional Tourism Awards have been cancelled due to the failure to find a Major Partner.
Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism Jenny Aitchison MP called on the Government to sponsor the awards to enable them to go ahead this year.
The Awards which commenced in 2004 (originally known as the Inland NSW Tourism Awards - INTA) are a major
Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has welcomed the Natural Disaster declaration made for the Maitland local government area in the wake of violent storms and significant damage. The declaration unlocks assistance through jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). “Thunderstorms, high winds, flash flooding and torrential rain caused significant damage to parts of Maitland, including private residences in Metford and East Maitland, the East Maitl
Ahead of a Parliamentary debate today on a petition lodged on behalf of more than 10,000 citizens in support of commercial fishers, the NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for leaving the commercial fishing interests unrepresented for months on end.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Jenny Aitchison MP raised serious concerns at last year’s NSW budget estimates hearings regarding the lack of representation for the industry. However, Minister for