Media: 2014

Please find below media releases from 2014, articles and blogs from the Member for Shellharbour, by clicking on the links provided.
If you would like further information or would like to contribute to the discussion of any issue Anna has raised in the media, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
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WARD CANCELLED MEETING TO DISCUSS BIPARTISAN POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR UPGRADE OF SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL
22 December 2014 – Media Release

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NO NEED FOR WARD PETITION STUNT. LET’S GO SEE THE MINISTER, GARETH!!
20 December 2014 – Media Release

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WHOPPERS ARE BETTER AT HUNGRY JACKS!!
19 December 2014 – Media Release

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STATE LIBERALS GO SLOW ON DAPTO ROADS IMPROVEMENTS
17 December 2014 – Media Release

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FORMER LIBERAL NEWCASTLE MP SHOULD ALSO BE STRIPPED OF AM
15 December 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 16 December 2014 – Ward targets Eddie Obeid’s OAM

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NEW BUS SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY STILL BEING FINALISED SIX MONTHS ON
11 December 2014 – Media Release

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SYDNEY WATER WORK ON MAINS IN OAK FLATS
10 December 2014 – Media Release

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SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL ED WAITING TIMES UP
4 December 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 5 December 2014 – Lengthier delay for patients

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SHELLHARBOUR LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR MARCH 2015 ELECTION
30 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 1 December 2014 – State elections heat up as Liberals select Illawarra contenders 

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STATE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STEP UP ON ILLAWARRA EATING DISORDERS CONSULTATIONS
28 November 2014 – Media Release

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NSW LIBERALS POWER SALE: ILLAWARRA GETS NOTHING BUT HIGHER ELECTRICITY PRICES
25 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 26 November 2014 – Key Illawarra projects featured in Rebuiling NSW report

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NSW LIBERALS REFUSE TO SAY HOW MANY JOBS RELOCATED TO THE ILLAWARRA
25 November 2014 – Media Release

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MINISTER MUST EXPLAIN FUNDING CUTS TO TWO SHELLHARBOUR SCHOOLS
21 November 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 27 November 2014 – Gonski sees cuts to Lake Illawarra South and Oak Flats public schools

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WEST DAPTO ROADS UPGRADES REACH DESIGN STAGE
21 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 22 November 2014 – West Dapto Road concept plans released

Lake Times – 26 November 2014 – Road designs improve access

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SHELLHARBOUR JUNCTION’ SUBMISSIONS TO REMAIN SECRET
20 November 2014 – Media Release

WATSON UNCONCERNED BY LIBERAL PARTY TRAIN STATION SNUB
21 November 2014 – Media Release

MINISTER ASKED TO EXPLAIN LACK OF TOILETS AT SHELLHARBOUR JUNCTION STATION
24 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 21 November 2014 – No toilets, staff at Shellharbour Junction train station

Lake Times – 24 November 2014 – Shellharbour MP calls on Minister to explain why there are no toilets at new station

Illawarra Mercury – 25 November 2014 – Shellharbour Junction toilet absence ’embarrassing’

Illawarra Mercury – 28 November 2014 – Shellharbour Junction snub ‘a slap in the face’

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LAKELANDS PUBLIC SCHOOL FLASHING LIGHTS ZONE TREE CLIPPED
19 November 2014 – Media Release

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DAPTO TAFE LOSES ANOTHER 6 STAFF, AS WOLLONGONG LIBERAL COUNCILLOR SAYS HE’S “GLAD”
19 November 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 26 November 2014 – Numbers drop at Dapto TAFE

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STAGED IMPLEMENTATION OF ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS NOT GOOD ENOUGH
18 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 19 November 2014 – Staged build of Albion Park Rail bypass not on

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WATSON TO COMMISSION MARINE RESCUE SHELLHARBOUR NEW VESSEL
14 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 17 November 2014 – Shellharbour’s new marine rescue boat commissioned

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STOP THE HUB PETITION DEBATED IN STATE PARLIAMENT
13 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 14 November 2014 – Shellharbour City Hub moves irk Ward

Lake Times – 18 November 2014 – MPs debate merits of Stop the Hub petition

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DIRECT ELECTION OF SHELLHARBOUR MAYOR A STEP CLOSER
12 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 13 November 2014 – Shellharbour council to consider cost of referendum

Lake Times – 14 November 2014 – Shellharbour Council to consider mayoral referendum

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SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL MENTAL HEALTH REPORT CONCERNING
3 November 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury & Lake Times – 4 November 2014 – Shellharbour Hospital’s mental health unit death prompts major review

Illawarra Mercury & South Coast Register – 4 November 2014 – Changes to be made to Shellharbour Hospital’s mental health facility

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DAPTO TAFE ENROLMENT MELTDOWN
30 October 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 31 October 2014 – Enrolment numbers plummet at Dapto TAFE

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ILLAWARRA EATING DISORDER CONSULTATIONS MUST BE WIDE, SAYS MP
27 October 2014 – Media Release

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WARD TALKS THE TALK BUT NEVER WALKS THE WALK
23 October 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 28 October 2014 – Minister responds over ‘sardine can’ train

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WATSON CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT INTO FUTURE USE OF DUMORE TRAIN STATION BUILDINGS AND SITE
17 October 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 22 October 2014 – Dunmore: historic train station future undecided

Lake Times – 24 October 2014 – Community asked on use for Dunmore Station

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FOWLERS ROAD BRIDGE AT DAPTO STILL TWO YEARS AWAY
17 October 2014 – Media Release

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RESIGNATION OF DEPUTY PREMIER
15 October 2014 – Media Release

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Lake Times – 15 October 2014 – Regional hospitals could suffer from $7 co-payment

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WOLLONGONG LORD MAYOR FOLDS ON LAKE ILLAWARRA FUNDING
10 October 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 15 October 2014 – Lake Illawarra Management Committee to go ahead

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DRAFT ILLAWARRA GROWTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
9 October 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 10 October 2014 – Plans for Illawarra’s future in sync at last: Mayor

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FLASHING LIGHTS ON THE WAY FOR LAKELANDS PUBLIC SCHOOL, DAPTO
3 October 2014 – Media Release

NEW DAPTO SCHOOL FLASHING LIGHT INSTALLED BEHIND A TREE
10 October 2014 – Media Release

MINISTER FOR ROADS TO LOOK INTO DAPTO SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING LIGHTS FIASCO
15 October 2014 – Media Release

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NRMA SURVEY CONFIRMS ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS NEEDED
30 September 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 1 October 2014 – Princes Highway at Albion Park one of the worst roads in NSW

ABC Illawarra – 1 October 2014 – Motorists see red at Albion Park

WIN News Illawarra – 1 October 2014 – Calls for bypass, after Princes Highway at Albion Park voted one of the worst roads in the state

Lake Times – 2 October 2014 – Princes Highway Albion Park Rail voted fourth worst in state

Lake Times – 8 October 2014 – Businesses resigned to awful road

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SHELLHARBOUR MAYORAL POSITION SHOULD BE DECIDED BY THE PEOPLE
30 September 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 1 October 2014 – Marianne Saliba elected Shellharbour City Mayor for third consecutive year 

Lake Times – 8 October 2014 – Saliba re-elected Mayor

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SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL MENTAL HEALTH BRIEFING
24 September 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 24 September 2014 – Shellharbour Hospital mental health services status disputed

South Coast Register – 28 September 2014 – Dispute over mental health services 

Lake Times – 29 September 2014 – MP Anna Watson calls on the government to open all mental health beds at Shellharbour Hospital

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WOLLONGONG LGA COPS ANOTHER KICK IN THE GUTS FROM NSW LIBERALS
23 September 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 24 September 2014 – Illawarra snubbed in funding program

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WATSON OFFERS SUPPORT AT DISABILITY RALLY IN ALBION PARK
19 September 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 20 September 2014 – Workers rally to fight privatisation

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WARILLA’S CREW PARK GETS A FACELIFT
19 September 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 19 September 2014 – Warilla residents launch the new Crew Park

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ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS SCENE OF NSW LIBERALS’ REGIONAL ROADS FUND FIASCO
19 September 2014 – Media Release

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Illawarra Mercury – 17 September 2014 – Shellharbour junction station signs go up before approval

Illawarra Mercury – 18 September 2014 – ‘Shellharbour Junction’ platform signs spark anger

Illawarra Mercury – 27 September 2014 – From Shellharbour, Dunmore, Flinders, Shell Cove to Shellharbour Junction

Lake Times – 8 October 2014 – Demand for seats

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LAST CHANCE FOR SUBMISSIONS CALL ON POLITICAL DONATIONS INQUIRY
15 September 2014 – Media Release

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NSW LIBERALS CONFIRM SHELLHARBOUR HUB PROJECT A MATTER FOR COUNCIL
12 September 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury & Lake Times – 15 September 2014 – Shellharbour City Hub project is off the agenda for State Government 

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STATEMENT ON LABOR PRE-SELECTION IN SHELLHARBOUR
5 September 2014 – Statement

Illawarra Mercury – 6 September 2014 – Shellharbour selection shuffle as Labor Head Office joins in

Lake Times – 8 September 2014 – ALP announce Anna Watson as favoured candidate for Shellharbour

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SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL FAILS TO MEET NATIONAL TARGET ON EMERGENCY PATIENTS
4 September 2014 – Media Release

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WARD’S COUNCIL ROUNDTABLES ON POLES & WIRES SALE IS A JOKE
4 September 2014 – Media Release

‘CON’-SULTATION ON POLES AND WIRES SELL-OFF LEAVES WOLLONGONG OUT IN THE COLD
27 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 28 August 2014 – Power sell-off: Wollongong shut out of regional funding

Lake Times – 5 September 2014 – Councils consider regional infrastructure priorities

Illawarra Mercury – 6 September 2014 – Four Illawarra road, rail projects makes priority list

Lake Times – 17 September 2014 – Push to move projects to the top

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FORGET THE MEDIA STUNTS: JUST BUILD AND GET ON WITH IT!
4 September 2014 – Media Release

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SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE INVITED TO VOTE ON COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS FUNDING
22 August 2014 – Media Release

SHELLHARBOUR VOTES! WATSON INVITES ELECTORATE TO HELP DECIDE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUNDING
29 August 2014 – Media Release
To have your say in which community projects should get funding, click here to vote

Lake Times – 10 September 2014 – Have a say on infrastructure projects

Illawarra Mercury – 17 September 2014 – Watson defends online poll for Shellharbour funds share

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WARILLA CHILD CARE CENTRE SHORT TERM RENTAL BREAKTHROUGH WELCOMED
29 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 30 August 2014 – Warilla centre: peppercorn rent for the year

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WATSON REQUESTS URGENT BRIEFING ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL
26 August 2014 – Media Release

ABC News – 26 August 2014 – Shellharbour Hospital security fears raised after fatal electric guitar attack on patient

Lake Times – 3 September 2014 – Mental health concerns raised

Lake Times – 10 September 2014 – Letter to the editor: Ministerial reticence unhealthy

Lake Times – 17 September 2014 – Concern over lack of mental health beds

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WATSON HAPPY TO SEE LABOR’S $26 MILLION INTEREST FREE LOAN LEADS TO IMPROVED DAPTO ROAD LINKS
22 August 2014 – Media Release

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MINISTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES CLARIFIES DAPTO RESPITE CENTRE ROLE
20 August 2014 – Media Release

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WATSON TELLS MINISTER TO CLARIFY VOTE GERRYMANDER WON’T APPLY TO SHELLHARBOUR CITY COUNCIL
19 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 20 August 2014 – Debate builds on business voting rule

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WATSON URGES DUNMORE (SHELLHARBOUR) FOR NEW STATION NAME
19 August 2014 – Media Release
For the letter from Anna Watson to the Secretary of the Geographical Names Board NSW, dated 15 August 2014, click here.

Illawarra Mercury – 20 August 2014 – Dunmore name better than junction: Watson

Lake Times – 27 August 2014 – Station name under debate

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SMALL BIZ BUS TO VISIT SHELLHARBOUR VILLAGE
12 August 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 21 August 2014 – Biz bus offers free advice

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WARD’S HYPOCRISY ON SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL EXPOSED
8 August 2014 – Media Release

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SHELLHARBOUR SHUTTLE BUS OFF THE TABLE: NSW LIBERALS CONFIRM
8 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 9 August 2014 – Free shuttle bus skips Shellharbour stop

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WATSON MEETS STOP THE HUB GROUP ABOUT PETITION
1 August 2014 – Media Release
For the letter to Ms Diane Quinlin, Convenor, Stop The Hub Community Group, dated 1 August 2014, click here.
For the letter to Mayor, Shellharbour City Council, Councillor Marianne Saliba, dated 25 July 2014, click here.

STOP THE HUB PETITION HANDOVER
5 August 2014 – Media Release

SHELLHARBOUR CITY HUB PETITION DEBATE SET
12 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 2 August 2014 – Wrangle over City Hub petition

Lake Times – 5 August 2014 – Watson tables the Stop the Hub petition at State Parliament

Illawarra Mercury – 6 August 2014 – MPs set to debate Shellharbour City Hub

Lake Times – 20 August 2014 – Anti-hub battle heats up

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY NSW LIBERALS ON POLES AND WIRES SELL-OFF
4 August 2014 – Media Release

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WATSON ASKS MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO EXPLAIN NO LOCAL FIRMS FOR SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
1 August 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 6 August 2014 – Illawarra construction firms losing to outsiders: Watson

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WARD’S WEASEL WORDS ON SHELLHARBOUR HOSPITAL AND ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS
1 August 2014 – Media Release

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LOCAL ROAD AND BUILDING PROJECTS TO HELP APPRENTICES & TRAINEES UNDER NEW LABOR JOBS POLICY
28 July 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 6 August 2014 – Roads leads to jobs for trainees

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MINISTER CONSIDERING WARILLA CHILD CARE LEASE RENT ISSUE
24 July 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 24 July 2014 – Council to write to Minister on Warilla Child Care Centre

Illawarra Mercury – 26 July 2014 – Government to review Warilla Child Care Centre lease

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WARD MUST NOW TELL 10,000 PETITIONERS HOW HE WILL STOP SHELLHARBOUR HUB PROJECT
22 July 2014 – Media Release

WARD MUST NOW COME CLEAN ON STOPPING THE SHELLHARBOUR CITY HUB PROJECT
25 July 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 22 July 2014 – Shellharbour City Hub: opposition petition reaches 10,000

Illawarra Mercury – 23 July 2014 – Shellharbour City Hub: MPs Anna Watson and Gareth Ward at odds over petition

Illawarra Mercury – 26 July 2014 – Kiama MP favoured to table City Hub petition

Lake Times – 28 July 2014 – Hub battle to reach Parliament

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WATSON SUPPORTS STRIKING CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
17 July 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 18 July 2014 – Frustrated Wollongong Catholic School teachers on three-hour strike

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NSW LIBERALS BLACKMAIL OVER ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS FUTURE
17 July 2014 – Media Release

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DAPTO RESPITE CENTRE FUTURE STILL UP IN THE AIR
15 July 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 16 July 2014 – MP calls for probe into Dapto Respite Centre claims

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NAMING CONSENSUS FOR NEW STATION DASHED
9 July 2014 – Media Release
To see Ms Watson’s letter to Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward MP regarding reaching a consensus on the new train station name, click here.

Lake Times – 11 July 2014 – Station name goes to the public

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NRMA WHACKS STATE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT FOR LACK OF FUNDING FOR THE ILLAWARRA
9 July 2014 – Media Release

Wollongong Advertiser – 16 July 2014 – Spend more of Port funds on roads, says NRMA

Lake Times – 16 July 2014 – Pressure builds for Port share

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WATSON CALLS ON STATE GOVERNMENT TO RENEW WARILLA CHILD CARE CENTRE LEASE AT PEPPERCORN RATE
3 July 2014 – Media Release

KELLIE MARSH DOES THE DASH ON JOINT APPROACH TO MINISTER OVER WARILLA CHILD CARE CENTRE LEASE
4 July 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 4 July 2014 – MP calls on Warilla Child Care lease to continue

Illawarra Mercury – 5 July 2014 – Warilla Child Care Centre subject of talks

Lake Times – 8 July 2014 –  Warilla families say child care vacancies are dismal

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WHERE IS THE PROGRESS ON THE NEW ILLAWARRA SES HEADQUARTERS? 16 MONTHS AND STILL NOTHING TO SHOW
1 July 2014 – Media Release

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STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALLY WIPES ITS HANDS OF LAKE ILLAWARRA COMMITTEE
1 July 2014 – Media Release

ABC News – 2 July 2014 – Lack of Lake Illawarra protection a ‘cost-shifting swindle’ says Labor MP

Wollongong Advertiser – 10 July 2014 – Wollongong Council stands firm over lake funding

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WATSON CALLS FOR CONSENSUS ON NAMING OF NEW STATION
30 June 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 28 June 2014 – Third name considered for Dunmore station

ABC News – 30 June 2014 – Another name mooted for moved Dunmore railway station

Lake Times – 2 July 2014 – The station without a name

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NEW SEARCH AND RESCUE BOAT FOR SHELLHARBOUR MARINE RESCUE UNIT
Anna was pleased to join the volunteer team from the NSW Marine Rescue Shellharbour unit to welcome the arrival of their new $400,000 purpose-built search and rescue vessel.

WIN News – 26 June 2014 – Shellharbour Marine Rescue get new search and rescue vessel

Illawarra Mercury – 27 June 2014 – New rescue boat for Wollongong

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EXTRA $100,000 FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS IN SHELLHARBOUR
20 June 2014 – Media Release

2014 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
6 June 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 25 June 2014 – Extra $100K for local projects
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LAST YEAR’S BUDGET: KICK IN THE GUTS. THIS YEAR’S BUDGET: KICK UP THE BUM
17 June 2014 – Media Release

WATSON WELCOMES NEW BUS ROUTES, BUT NEED FOR FREE SHUTTLE BUS IN SHELLHARBOUR REMAINS
17 June 2014 – Media Release

SHELLHARBOUR BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT JUST OLD MONEY ANNOUNCED 3 YEARS AGO!
20 June 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 17 June 2014 – NSW budget must deliver promised funds

WIN News Wollongong – 17 June 2014 – Illawarra gets crumbs from State Budget

Illawarra Mercury – 18 June 2014 – Labor MPs disappointed with crumbs

Illawarra Mercury – 18 June 2014 – State budget funds for southern Princes Highway works

Lake Times – 18 June 2014 – State budget all pastry and no meat: Watson

ABC News – 18 June 2014 – Opposition unhappy with government’s Illawarra budget spend

Lake Times – 20 June 2014 – Start on Albion Park Rail bypass

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DAPTO AND OAK FLATS STREETS TARGET FOR STORMWATER REPAIRS
16 June 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 20 June 2014 – Pipe work planned

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SMALL BIZ BUZ TO VISIT SHELLHARBOUR CITY CENTRE
16 June 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 23 June 2014 – Busload of help for small businesses

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STATE GOVERNMENT FINALLY ACTS ON SHELLHARBOUR SHARKS RLFC
13 June 2014 – Media Release

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$50,000 FOR DAPTO M1 MOTORWAY RAMP AND INTERCHANGE RMS STUDY
12 June 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 18 June 2014 – Motorway review

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GARETH WARD HOLDS MORE OPENINGS THAN A DUNNY DOOR! OAK FLATS COMMUTER STATION OPENED TWICE!
12 June 2014 – Media Release
Click here to see Gareth Ward’s two official openings of the same Oak Flats commuter car park.

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DEMAND FOR PREMIER TO STOP GUTTING DAPTO TAFE
11 June 2014 – Media Release

WIN News Wollongong – 11 June 2014 – Illawarra Labor MPs demand Premier stop TAFE cuts

96.5 Wave FM – 11 June 2014 – Local pollies seek guarantees on TAFE

Illawarra Mercury – 12 June 2014 – MP tells Baird to focus on real issues, not go-karts

Wollongong Advertiser – 18 June 2014 – MPs challenge Premier over future of TAFE

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WATSON CALLS FOR DAPTO RESPITE CENTRE REVIEW TO BE RELEASED
30 May 2014 – Media Release

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WATSON FURIOUS ABOUT WOLLONGONG COAL REDUNDANCIES
29 May 2014 – Media Release

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ILLAWARRA SHOULD HAVE SAME EATING DISORDER SERVICES AS THE HUNTER, PARLIAMENT TOLD
29 May 2014 – Media Release

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NSW LABOR OPPOSES ABOLITION OF LAKE ILLAWARRA AUTHORITY
28 May 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 4 June 2014 – ‘Stinky’ future feared

Wollongong Advertiser – 4 June 2014 – MP warns Lake will deteriorate

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GARETH WARD UNDERMINES MINISTER FOR THE ILLAWARRA AGAIN
19 May 2014 – Media Release

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WORLD NURSES DAY – PATIENT RATIOS NEEDED
12 May 2014 – Media Release

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OAK FLATS COMMUTER CAR PARK STATION NEARS COMPLETION
12 May 2014 – Media Release

GARETH WARD ATTACK ON OAK FLATS POLICE PARKING FALLS FLAT
15 May 2014 – Media Release
To see the Notice of Motion debate in Parliament, click here.
To see the letter to Ms Watson from Parliamentary Secretary, Geoff Provest MP, dated 8 June 2012,
click here.

Illawarra Mercury – 13 May 2014 – Oak Flats commuter car park nearly finished

Illawarra Mercury – 26 May 2014 – Letter to the editor: Squad car parks only 
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WATSON SLAMS NSW GOVERNMENT’S ILLAWARRA COMMUNITY ADVISORY PANEL
9 May 2014 – Media Release

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SHELLHARBOUR SHARKS RUBGY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB FUTURE IN DANGER
7 May 2014 – Media Release

ABC News – 8 May 2014 – Shellharbour Sharks future hinging on state government grant

Lake Times – 12 May 2014 – Promise not enough

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BITOU BUSH AERIAL SPRAYING
7 May 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 14 May 2014 – Aerial attack on noxious weed

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GARETH WARD PARLIAMENTARY HUB COMPLAINT DISMISSED
7 May 2014 – Media Release
To see the correspondence between the NSW Legislative Assembly Clerk, Ms Watson and Gareth Ward MP, click here.

Lake Times – 30 April 2014 – MPs jostle over right to weigh in

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CONGRATULATIONS TO GARETH WARD MP
6 May 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury — 7 May 2014 – Ward elected Deputy Whip

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FAIRER FARES PROPOSAL GETS SUPPORT FROM WATSON
5 May 2014 – Media Release
To see the Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s proposal, click here.

WIN News Wollongong – 6 May 2014 – Union proposal to slash train fares

Illawarra Mercury – 6 May 2014 – Illawarra train fares to be slashed under new union proposal

96.5 Wave FM – 6 May 2014 – Train fares slashed under new proposal

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WATSON PLEASED TO SEE LABOR COMMITMENT ON NEW STATION BEING IMPLEMENTED
1 May 2014 – Media Release

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR MEMBERSHIP OF LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT BOARDS NOW OPEN
1 May 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 14 May 2014 – Health board seeks applicants

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COUNCILLOR BEDE CRASNICH – WOLLONGONG’S HUMAN HEADLINE
30 April 2014 – Media Release

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WHY IS ILLAWARRA NOT A PRIORITY AREA FOR SMART WORK HUB? FACELESS MINISTER FOR THE ILLAWARRA MUST EXPLAIN
30 April 2014 – Media Release

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PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS SHOULD MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD AT PUBLIC INQUIRY
28 April 2014 – Media Release

HOUSING MINISTER MUST COME CLEAN ON SHELLHARBOUR PUBLIC HOUSING TENANT TRANSFER REQUESTS
30 April 2014 – Media Release

HOUSING MINISTER FINALLY ANSWERS QUESTIONS ON SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE PUBLIC HOUSING TENANT TRANSFER REQUESTS
1 May 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 30 April 2014 – Shellharbour overlooked for bed tax meeting

Wollongong Advertiser – 30 April 2014 – Tenants, make yourselves heard

96.5 Wave FM – 1 May 2014 – Housing inquiry comes to Wollongong

Lake Times – 5 May 2014 – MP slams public housing ‘bed tax’

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WATSON OFFERS NEW PREMIER CONGRATULATIONS
17 April 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 18 April 2014 – Gareth Ward shrugs off Barry O’Farrell’s wisecrack

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ANOTHER FALL IN DAPTO TAFE STAFF NUMBERS REVEALED
7 April 2014 – Media Release

ABC News – 7 April 2014 – TAFE staff numbers in decline along with funding

WIN News – 7 April 2014 – Illawarra MPs concerned over TAFE cuts

Illawarra Mercury – 8 April 2014 – TAFE funding cuts: Labor calls for rethink

Illawarra Mercury – 10 April 2014 – Illawarra MPs sickened by canned TAFE inquiry

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GARETH WARD ASSERTION STUPID AND CHILDISH
4 April 2014 – Media Release

GARETH WARD IS DESPERATE FOR HUB FIGHT
17 April 2014 – Media Release
To view the letter to Gareth Ward MP from Anna Watson, dated 14 April 2014, click here.

Illawarra Mercury – 7 April 2014 – Parliamentary war over City Hub

Illawarra Mercury – 9 April 2014 – Shellharbour mayor bemused by Kiama MP’s hub opposition

Illawarra Mercury – 10 April 2014 – Shellharbour City Hub politics broaden in state petition

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WARILLA NORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
4 April 2014 – Media Release

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DAPTO RESPITE CENTRE – RELEASE THE REVIEW
4 April 2014 – Media Release
To view the letter from Anna Watson to Minister for Family & Community Services, Pru Goward, click here.

Illawarra Mercury – 11 April 2014 – Koonawarra mum’s video plea to keep Dapto Respite Centre

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NSW GOVERNMENT SADDLED UP FOR YET MORE ILLAWARRA PLANS
3 April 2014 – Media Release

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NSW GOVERNMENT WASHES HANDS OF LAKE ILLAWARRA
3 April 2014 – Media Release

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LABOR MPS DISMISS ILLAWARRA TRANSPORT PLAN AS APRIL FOOL’S JOKE
2 April 2014 – Joint Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 2 April 2014 – Improving West Dapto links a crucial goal in plan

Illawarra Mercury – 3 April 2014 – Focus on fast South Coast commute

Lake Times – 9 April 2014 – Shuttle plan is in slow lane

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WATSON DEMANDS WARD GET FIRM TIMETABLES FOR ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS PROJECT
26 March 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 2 April 2014 – Sparks fly between MP in bypass debate

Lake Times – 1 April 2014 – Park avoids flooding

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TIME FOR THE NSW GOVERNMENT TO GET SERIOUS ON LAKE ILLAWARRA FUTURE
25 March 2014 – Media Release

WALK AWAY UNTIL NSW GOVERNMENT GETS SERIOUS ON LAKE ILLAWARRA FUNDING, URGES WATSON
19 March 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 26 March 2014 – Mayor takes philosophical view on Lake

Wollongong Advertiser – 2 April 2014 – Council defies state over lake

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WHERE ARE THE PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS FOR THE ILLAWARRA?
21 March 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 21 March 2014 – Duo booted out amid parliamentary chaos

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GARETH WARD ‘ANNOUNCEMENT’ A TIRED OLD STUNT AND CON
20 March 2014 – Media Release

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LAKE ILLAWARRA FISH CLAIMS REBUFFED BY NSW GOVERNMENT
18 March 2014 – Media Release

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PREMIER’S SENIORS WEEK GALA CONCERT TICKET GIVEAWAY
14 March 2014 – Media Release

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WATER WORKS AT OAK FLATS AT END OF MARCH
12 March 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 13 March 2014 – Oak Flats water works caution

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ILLAWARRA BUSINESS TRANSPORT DEMANDS MUST BE IN PLAN
11 March 2014 – Media Release

MINISTER FOR THE ILLAWARRA MUST EXPLAIN DELAY IN RELEASE OF THE ILLAWARRA REGIONAL TRANSPORT PLAN
7 March 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 12 March 2014 – Demand for action on new transport plan

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SMALL BIZ BUS TO VISIT WARILLA AND OAK FLATS
7 March 2014 – Media release

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ALBION PARK RAIL BYPASS COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS
7 March 2014 – Media Release

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GARETH WARD FORCED TO DELETE ‘SHELL COVE’ IN MOTION ON NEW STATION
6 March 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 11 March 2014 – New station might retain old name

Illawarra Mercury – 18 March 2014 – Dunmore station’s name game drags on

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NSW GOVERNMENT RECORD ON JOB RELOCATIONS TO THE ILLAWARRA PATHETIC
28 February 2014 – Media Release

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LAKE ILLAWARRA ESTUARY COMMITTEE LIKE LOCH NESS MONSTER (& SHELLHABOUR PS SECURITY FENCE)
27 February 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 28 February 2014 – MP calls for end to Lake impasse

Lake Times – 5 March 2014 – Lake changes too slow: MP

Illawarra Mercury – 8 March 2014 – Vandalism prompts call for school fence

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Illawarra Mercury – 21 February 2014 – Albion Park Rail bypass schedule challenged

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FOOTBALL GROUNDS AT WARILLA, OAK FLATS & BARRACK HEIGHTS SHARE IN $177,000 FUNDING
20 February 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 25 February 2014 – Venues to benefit

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MINISTER’S EXPLANATION SOUGHT ON ILLAWARRA HOSPITALS RE-ADMISSION RATES BLOW OUT
19 February 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 21 February 2014 – Patient readmission rates cause concern

ABC Illawarra News – 21 February 2014 – Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District says hospital readmission rates not as high as reported

Lake Times – 26 February 2014 – MP wants hospital answers

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NSW SENIORS WEEK GRANTS FOR SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE
19 February 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 26 February 2014 – Funding marks celebration of our seniors

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NSW GOVERNMENT MUST IMMEDIATELY CLARIFY DAPTO TAFE BUILDING’S FUTURE
12 February 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 15 February 2014 – TAFE fail: Silence on student numbers alarms MP

Wollongong Advertiser – 19 February 2014 – TAFE cuts disadvantage deaf

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NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE SHELLHARBOUR NSW SENIORS WEEK LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
11 February 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 13 February 2014 – Award awaits helpful senior

Lake Times – 19 February 2014 – Recognition for older people

Lake Times – 31 March 2014 – Care right up her street
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SHELLHARBOUR JUNIOR SWANS GRANDSTAND OPENING
11 February 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 17 February 2014 – No more soggy feet for Swans

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LORD MAYOR SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT HE PREACHES ABOUT MISSING RESOURCES FOR REGIONS FUND PROJECTS
24 January 2014 – Media Release

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SHELLHARBOUR ELECTORATE $300,000 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FUNDING PRESENTATIONS
24 January 2014 – Media Release

WIN News Wollongong – 28 January 2014 – Shellharbour’s Community Building Partnership recipients announced

Lake Times – 5 February 2014 – Windfall welcome

Wollongong Advertiser – 12 February 2014 – Roo Theatre grateful for grant

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IS THE NSW GOVERNMENT TAKING THE ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS TO COURT OVER WIN STADIUM GAMES?
16 January 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 22 January 2014 – Letter to the editor: Issue needs clarity

Illawarra Mercury – 18 January 2014 – Questions over Dragons legal action dismissed as ‘nonsense’

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LAKE ILLAWARRA FISHING CLAIM AND COUNTER CLAIMS NEED FACTS, SAYS MP
16 January 2014 – Media Release

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SHELL COVE STATION RENAMING REJECTED
14 January 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 25 January 2014 – Letter to the editor: Station name debate

Lake Times – 20 January 2014 – Ward stands by name despite ruling

ABC News – 17 January 2014 – No verdict yet on Flinders Railway Station name change

Illawarra Mercury – 15 January 2014 – Nameless station steams up rivals

Illawarra Mercury – 14 January 2014 – Board rejects Shell Cove station rename

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SMALL BIZ BUS TO VISIT WARILLA
13 January 2014 – Media Release

Lake Times – 22 January 2013 – Business advice bus rolls into town

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NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPORT SUPPORTS DIRECT ELECTION OF MAYORS
8 January 2014 – Media Release

WIN News Wollongong – 8 January 2014 – Local government report recommends direct election of mayor

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PLANNING MINISTER MUST NOT DELAY RELEASE OF ILLAWARRA GROWTH PLAN
7 January 2014 – Media Release

Illawarra Mercury – 7 January 2014 – Illawarra boundary move raises ire

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IS GARETH WARD TRYING TO UNDERMINE THE ILLAWARRA’S FACELESS MINISTER?
7 January 2014 – Media Release

 

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