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February 5, 2020

During the wash of pre-election promises the NSW Government announced on 22 February 2019 it would launch a NSW Regional Seniors Transport Card in 2020. Like so many of the Government’s announcements, the proclamation was without detail, so I wrote to the Minister on 1...

February 1, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government for failing to acknowledge the crippling effect that the devastating bushfires and ongoing drought are having on those in the commercial fishing sector.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall recentl...

January 22, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has again slammed the Liberal-National’s Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate for failing to turn up to work and attend a pivotal meeting about the future of the industry.
As the NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay visited a farm in Gloucester to talk abo...

January 18, 2020

The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the Berejiklian Government immediately implement a marketing campaign to help towns grappling with a tourism crisis in the wake of the recent bushfires and ongoing drought.
Labor Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism Jenny...

December 1, 2019

Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison has launched her annual Christmas Toy Drive to ensure children in need have a great Christmas.

The gifts collected as part of this year’s Toy Drive will be donated to the Maitland Neighbourhood Centre and will support the Centre’s an...

November 27, 2019

Girl guides from the East Maitland district have launched Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison’s 2019 ‘It’s in the Bag’ drive with a mass donation of backpacks filled with sanitary, beauty and hygiene products – plus a note sending love.

The ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign is an init...

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

In yet another embarrassing setback for Nationals Minister the Hon Adam Marshall MP, the NSW Government’s half-baked “right to farm” bill has failed to pass through to the final stages in the Legislative Council last night.
After having to amend their own bill to get...

October 23, 2019

NSW Labor has this afternoon moved to introduce its own Right to Farm (Farming Families Protection) Bill in the NSW Parliament Lower House.
This will guarantee family-owned farms in regional NSW are protected from trespassers, enforced by strict penalties.

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