One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
Huge crowds pay tribute to our home-grown heroes
Anzac Day services throughout Lake Macquarie were blessed with perfect weather and large crowds. It was great to see so many young people at local services because they are now integral to the commemorations of those who defended Australia and all too often didn't return.
Planned hike to water bills fails the fairness test
I have a couple of significant concerns with IPART's plans to raise water bills and make cuts to Hunter Water's planned infrastructure works. Predominantly, IPART's plans fail the fairness test for home owners and will significantly lift costs for pensioners. Here's a copy my submission to the IPART commissioner.