One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
New Morisset Police Station officially opened
Morisset Police Station is now officially open. I joined Police Minister Troy Grant and NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burn at the opening on Wednesday. Work on the new station at Toronto is well under way and is on schedule to be completed early in the new year.
Control program needed for Boolaroo lead contamination
A control program must be put in place to deal with contamination from the former Pasminco lead and zinc smelter at Boolaroo. I recently visited Bunker Hill, an area in the United States which suffered from decades of pollution from a lead and zinc smelter. I have no doubts that a legacy fund of some form is needed to manage Lake Macquarie’s lead problem into the future.
The forgotten victims of the Hunter's road toll trauma
Giulia Matino from Fishing Point was completely innocent and simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when promising young swimmer Jade Frith stepped out in front of her car on Hillsborough Road at Warners Bay.