One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
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.
Lead report finds a way forward for Boolaroo residents
The Lead Expert Working Group has released its report into managing the legacy lead issue at Boolaroo, making 22 recommendations which will assist Boolaroo residents and manage any future health and environmental factors.