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Paterson MP Meryl Swanson slams 'woeful' government response after catching COVID

Michael Parris
Updated January 5 2022 - 11:43am, first published January 4 2022 - 4:30pm

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson has urged people to "take this as serious as possible" after she and her teenage daughter tested positive for COVID-19.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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