One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
Dobell House to be added to State Heritage Register
In great news for history buffs and the people of Wangi, Heritage Minister Mark Speakman has confirmed that Dobell House will be added to the State Heritage Register. Sir William Dobell lived and worked there for almost three decades, producing some of his most famous artworks.
It's time to review funding program to mining-affected areas
Lake Macquarie has always been significantly impacted by coal mining - it has coal mines, it has power stations, it has coal washeries, it has coal stockpiles and it has coal trains running through it every day. Yet it has not seen one cent of funds from the $250m Resources for Regions scheme which could easily be mistaken for a National Party slush fund.