Labor’s Kate Washington to keep pushing for Port Stephens

Kate Washington with one of the koalas at the Port Stephens Koala Hospital for which she secured funding during her term in the seat of Port Stephens.

IN politics there are never certainties.

At the last State Election the seat of Port Stephens was hotly contested, with the Liberals declaring the seat an important one for the Government to win.

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However, Labor’s Kate Washington secured the seat, and is once again seeking re-election on March 25.

“I’ve been honoured to represent our beautiful community for eight years now,” Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington told News Of The Area.

“And working together, we’ve achieved a lot.

“But there’s so much more to be done.

“And it couldn’t be clearer that only a Labor government will deliver what our community desperately needs.”

Ms Washington has campaigned strongly throughout her term for the environment and making changes to secure the future of our wild koala population in Port Stephens.

She has also passionately pushed for the creation of a public high school in Medowie.

“After years of the Liberal government’s broken promises, Labor has committed $53 million to build Medowie’s public high school in its first four year term of government.”

In the aftermath of La Nina and several severe weather events, Ms Washington said he has been listening to residents’ concerns about roads.

“Everywhere I go, residents raise the dangerous state of our local roads with me.

“Another broken promise from the Liberals and Nationals has left our Council unable to cope with the cost of fixing our roads.

“So a Labor government will deliver $11.8 million to Port Stephens Council to fix our local roads.”

During her tenure as Member for Port Stephens, Kate Washington has also served as a Member of the NSW Assembly, Shadow Minister for Disability Inclusion and Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services.

“If re-elected, I’ll be focused on rebuilding the foundations of a fair society that have been eroded over twelve long years of a coalition government.

“A Labor government will work hard to revive our public health system, support our public schools and tackle the housing crisis head on.

“We will back our overworked and under-resourced nurses, paramedics and teachers.

“A Labor government will establish a TAFE Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in the Hunter and create apprenticeships.

“And we will put an end to the Liberal’s off-shoring of local jobs, by backing local manufacturing and building trains in NSW again.”

Washington is adamant that she won’t stop fighting to protect the environment of Port Stephens.

“The choice is clear.

“You can choose another four years of Liberal privatisation, pork barrelling and broken promises.

“Or back me, so I can continue to do what I do – fight for Port Stephens every single day,” she said.

The NSW State Election polling day is 25 March – everyone over the age of eighteen years is required to vote.


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