The Jones Report - 22 March 2019

The people of NSW have an important decision to make this weekend.

They have the choice of Michael Daley and a Labor Party that wants to properly fund schools, hospitals and improve public transport throughout the state. 

The have the choice to oust Government that wants to waste two billion dollars knocking down and rebuilding stadiums that are almost never full, and can be refurbished for a fraction of the cost.

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After the horrific, reprehensible attacks on innocent worshippers in New Zealand last week, it was heartening to see the Illawarra rally around those affected.

I joined hundreds in Wollongong Mall to show solidarity with the Christchurch victims and the Islamic community.

There is no place for hatred and bigotry here, and it is time to put an end to the politics of hate.

I had more to say about this on Monday, you can view my speech here

It was a timely visit to Amity College for Harmony Day.

The day is a celebration of Australia's cultural diversity, and is especially important given our region's successful, diverse multicultural community.

I met with the workers who have been locked out at the Port Kembla Coal Loader.

This Dispute has gone on for too long. Job security is not too much to ask for.

My State and Federal Labor Colleagues wrote to Port Kembla Coal Terminal and its shareholders this week on behalf of workers requesting negotiations be resumed, rather than the nuclear option of terminating agreements and forcing workers back on the award.

Our region is so diverse because of those who choose to migrate here, I got a chance to welcome some of the Illawarra's newest citizens at the Shellharbour Citizenship ceremony this week.

It was a pleasure to welcome them all, even if some were happier than others!