One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
New Australian standard for blood lead levels
Independent Lake Macquarie MP and Chair of the Community Lead Reference Group Greg Piper has welcomed news that the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has recommended the intervention level of lead in blood be reduced from 10 micrograms per decilitre to five.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has called on the new Environment Minister, Mark Speakman, to act on the recommendations of the Lead Expert Working Group to ensure ongoing health risks from lead contamination in North Lake Macquarie are addressed.
Piper praises emergency workers for storm response
Independent Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper has commended the work of Lake emergency services workers in responding to about 3,000 requests for assistance following the April storm that caused widespread damage across the community.
Towns in the Lake Macquarie electorate have been hit hard by the storms, with debris strewn across the area and many people still without power. Following are some useful web and Facebook links, where you can find updates on the emergency response.