Williamtown ‘Elected Representative Group’ a farce

State Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington and Federal Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson have slammed the NSW Government for scheduling a Williamtown Elected Representative Group meeting at a time when both State and Federal Parliaments are sitting.

“These meetings are convened by Scot Macdonald, a NSW Upper House MP who is well aware of when Parliament sits. He would also be aware of my commitments as a member of Shadow Cabinet, to attend a Shadow cabinet meeting in Sydney on Monday,” Ms Washington told News Of The Area.

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Ms Swanson also offered comment to News Of The Area, saying, “The residents of Salt Ash and Williamtown have elected Kate and me to ask questions on their behalf, so now the Government is scheduling these meetings at a time when we can’t attend. It is outrageous.”

“It is very poor planning that this has occurred, and I have requested that future meetings be held at a time when elected representatives can attend,” she said.

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