One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
Toronto cafe sets new course for people with disabilities
I really enjoy popping into the Chars 58 cafe at Toronto for lunch or a quick coffee. If you're not aware of it, Chars provides opportunities for people with disabilities to develop job skills and to be part of a workforce.
Tireless community worker and volunteer Vivienne Bruce has been named as the Lake Macquarie Woman of the Year. Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper made the announcement on Thursday and paid tribute to Ms Bruce's dedication to the community, and in particular those less fortunate.
Innovative solutions needed to ease housing affordability crisis
VACANT government buildings could be used for short-term accommodation for the needy under a proposal pitched by Greg Piper in state parliament. Mr Piper said innovative solutions were needed to boost the supply of affordable housing in the city. Converting unused government buildings into dwellings was worth considering, he said.
Legal spat leaves residents in limbo over home repairs
Dozens of Lake Macquarie residents have been caught in the legal crossfire between Lake Macquarie City Council and the supplier of a roadbase mix which is believed to have caused extensive damage to their homes and local roads. Some, like Wangi's Phil O'Neill have been waiting four years for the issue to be resolved and for repaires to be carried out.