Member for Wollongong Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Member of the Australian Labor Party. Read more: Cash, drugs seized and Rebels bikie charged after Warilla raid. "We live in the greatest part of the greatest area in the world and it just frustrates me that we can't seem to get the commitments for infrastructure from our local member.". Paul Scully has been the Member for Wollongong since November 2016. “The people of Wollongong know what I stand for,” Mr Scully said. He laughed at the Labor Party's rail plan. Read more: Shovels hit the dirt in long-awaited Albion Park Rail Bypass. "It is time for the region to have serious members in the seats who won't only just fight for things but they will get them done," Mr Ward said. I want to the part of a government that is focussing on delivery.”. Online Discussion Terms & Conditions. “I believe we should have a stronger representation in our local community, for causes like the Unanderra lifts, for causes like the [Wollongong] hospital,” he said. I will work harder than anyone. "The Liberal Party's values have always been in line with my values. 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"I have always been a conservative and a Liberal supporter," he said. Please enable scripts and reload this page. “We’ve seen Labor make commitments ... we saw them make commitments to the Unanderra train station in 2009 and they failed to deliver. "This is my first real crack at politics." Paul will continue to stand up for Wollongong and fight to make sure that we get our fair share. “I don’t think you need to have lived here for a lifetime to know that Labor hasn’t done anything for this community,” he said. Wollongong is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. "Ryan Park wants to be the state's treasurer, the head of all of the economic activity in NSW but the Liberal candidate has actually run businesses." Minister for Higher Education and Skills from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013. Mr Atlee said he would not be swapping parties again and was only focused on becoming the state member for Keira rather than securing a federal or council seat. “We’ve seen Labor make commitments ... we saw them make commitments to the Unanderra train station in 2009 and they failed to deliver. Mr Atlee has also sat on the Illawarra Regional Advisory Council for the Illawarra Business Chamber. He has worked for government ministers and ran, as part of a Liberal Party ticket, for a spot on Shellharbour City Council at the 2017 election. "The reason I ran for Palmer United in 2013 is similar to the reasons I am running now. Member of the Speaker's Panel from 18.2.2008 to 13.3.2012. A: Mr Paul Scully, MP 2/51 Crown Street WOLLONGONG NSW 2500: P (02) 4226 5700 : F (02) 4226 9963: E: wollongong@parliament.nsw.gov.au: Parliamentary Activity. "Even though I am a new candidate, I'm not new to working for the region." "Even though I am a new candidate, I'm not new to working for the region.". The 28-year-old’s candidacy was launched by the Illawarra’s parliamentary secretary Gareth Ward on Tuesday – just 46 days from polling day. Parliamentary secretary for Illawarra Gareth Ward said Chris Atlee would have a "strong voice" and "wants to get things done for Keira". "And it is realistic. "This is my first real crack at politics.". As revealed by the Mercury last month, Zachary Fitzpatrick will vie for the title of Member for Wollongong when the electorate’s 60,787 enrolled voters go to the polls on March 23. Mr Atlee unsuccessful ran as a Christian Democratic Party candidate for the state seat of Heathcote in 2011 and then in the federal Cunningham seat for the Palmer United Party in 2013. He made no commitments and was tight-lipped about his priority projects, but the Liberal Party’s contender for the state seat of Wollongong has vowed to give the city’s residents stronger representation in Parliament. Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Mr Atlee said his top priority was funding the next stages of the F6 extension. Mr Atlee, who stepped down as Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president on Wednesday, said he was someone who had "actively volunteered and worked in the community". "Ryan Park wants to be the state's treasurer, the head of all of the economic activity in NSW but the Liberal candidate has actually run businesses.". Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education and Skills from 5.3.2012 to 25.3.2013. View members of the Coalition Government Ministry as well as search for your incumbent Member, Senator, or candidate. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Read more: Liberal Party names Tullimbar man as Shellharbour candidate Mr Atlee, who stepped down as Corrimal Chamber of Commerce president on Wednesday, said he was someone who had "actively volunteered and worked in the community". "Chris Atlee is an example of someone who lives his values and gets things done every day in business. I was frustrated that there was seeming inaction with the local Labor members. Mr Fitzpatrick said he was willing to advocate for the entertainment centre upgrade and said the city’s definition was “a matter to be taken up with the government”. As revealed by the Mercury last month, Zachary Fitzpatrick will vie for the title of Member for Wollongong when the electorate’s 60,787 enrolled voters go to the polls on March 23. I want to the part of a government that is focussing on delivery.” Incumbent Wollongong MP, Labor’s Paul Scully, has $25 million on the table to build the Unanderra lifts. "The reason I ran for Palmer United in 2013 is similar to the reasons I am running now. Chris Atlee (middle) with wife Melissa and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward outside the new Bulli Hospital. "Chris Atlee is an example of someone who lives his values and gets things done every day in business. Mr Fitzpatrick stopped short of matching Labor’s cash but said: “I intend to fight for it.”. He said this was his "first real crack" at becoming a state member. "I have always been a member of centre-right parties," he said. "I have always been a member of centre-right parties," he said. “My commitment is to be a stronger representative,” he said. “The people of Wollongong know what I stand for,” Mr Scully said. Electorate description: Provincial. Member of the Speaker's Panel from 11.10.2016. Sign up to receive our Breaking News Alerts and Editor's Daily Headlines featuring the best local news and stories. After former Vice President Joe Biden announced California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, critics were quick to label her as far left while some progressives bemoaned her … It is represented by Paul Scully of the Labor Party. Contact Details. Mr Fitzpatrick, who grew up in Ballina but has lived in the Illawarra for five years, is no stranger to politics. I was frustrated that there was seeming inaction with the local Labor members. Wollongong businessman Chris Atlee has done his fair share of political party swapping but now he has declared himself a "Liberal for life". Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the "My belief was, if we could make the seat a little more marginal that we could get more attention. Our Team. "And it is realistic. 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The contender also hit back at critics over the fact he was not originally from Wollongong. Mr Scully has set his challenger three tests: funding and building the lifts; matching Labor’s Wollongong Entertainment Centre upgrade commitment; and committing to a consistent definition of Wollongong for government funding. He made no commitments and was tight-lipped about his priority projects, but the Liberal Party’s contender for the state seat of Wollongong has vowed to give the city’s residents stronger representation in Parliament. Located within Illawarra Statistical Agricultural Subdivision. Mr Fitzpatrick, who grew up in Ballina but has lived in the Illawarra for five years, is no stranger to politics. The contender also hit back at critics over the fact he was not originally from Wollongong. Read more: Liberal Party names Tullimbar man as Shellharbour candidate. As revealed by the Mercury last month, Zachary Fitzpatrick will vie for the title of Member for Wollongong when the electorate’s 60,787 enrolled voters go to the polls on March 23. Ministerial appointments. Mr Atlee has also sat on the Illawarra Regional Advisory Council for the Illawarra Business Chamber. The 28-year-old’s candidacy was launched by the Illawarra’s parliamentary secretary Gareth Ward on Tuesday – just 46 days from polling day. Online Discussion Terms & Conditions. Mr Atlee has been named the Liberal … Wollongong Electorate Office. I never seriously considered with those minor parties that I would be elected to Parliament. Wollongong businessman Chris Atlee has done his fair share of political party swapping but now he has declared himself a "Liberal for life".  Mr Atlee has been named the Liberal Party candidate for Keira and will try an topple sitting Labor MP Ryan Park come the March 23 state election.  The Wollongong Comic Cafe owner had only been a Liberal Party member for one day before announcing his candidacy. "My belief was, if we could make the seat a little more marginal that we could get more attention. “We [Liberals] have balanced the budget and we’ve ensured we’ve paid down the debt, and this is going to allow us to have the money to invest in infrastructure, schools, hospitals and the local services which we need.”. Mr Fitzpatrick stopped short of matching Labor’s cash but said: “I intend to fight for it.” Mr Scully has set his challenger three tests: funding and building the lifts; matching Labor’s Wollongong Entertainment Centre upgrade commitment; and committing to a consistent definition of Wollongong for government funding.