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‘One-in-a-generation opportunity’: Fitzgibbon calls on federal government to reform aged care

Federal MP for the Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon believes the Royal Commission report into aged care is a “one-in-a-generation” opportunity to reform the sector. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety passed...

Fitzgibbon labels Nats’ plan a ‘political hoax’

The Nationals’ nine-point manufacturing plan, which the party claims will create up to 800,000 jobs within 15 years, has been labelled a “political hoax” by Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon. Ironically, the 20-page proposal,...

Fitzgibbon claims government’s child care system crippling Hunter families

Federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon claims recent data reveals Hunter families have been hit with a hefty increase on their child care fees under the Morrison government. According to the Department of Education, over...

It was silly and should never happen: Fitzgibbon

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has been praised for taking another stand against his own party – this time in regards to its social media antics. The Cessnock-based member, who resigned from the federal...

Fitzgibbon gazes into 2021 crystal ball

They say a week is a long time in politics. Then, how about a COVID-19 impacted year? For Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon, 2020 might actually be a watershed moment for the popular local member. He...

Wine industry rejects ‘no impact’ claims

The NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine) has rejected claims China’s trade war with Australia will have “no impact” on its commercial viability. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce determined late last month that...

Hunter’s anger at China’s wine tax

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has joined the growing chorus of anger at China’s decision to slap tariffs – up to 212 per cent – on Australian wine from this weekend. Beijing’s preliminary stance...

Dedicated Hunter volunteers recognised

Eleven hard-working residents were congratulated for their selfless accomplishments in the community at the Hunter Volunteer Awards at Cessnock today. And, among the awardees on 27 November included Cessnock LGA quartet – Maxine...