14 November 2013
(Community Recognition Statement, 1.28pm 13 November 2013, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I commend the independent online news site, New Matilda, which is based in my electorate. It is an excellent source of ideas, analysis and information about current community issues and events.
Since 2004 it has reported on Australian and international politics, and has been a fresh voice of investigative journalism, publishing more than 1,000 writers. New Matilda reports on anything from a financial column on taxation to a satirical look at the Australian media. New Matilda is completely funded by readers, which means that the news reported has no affiliation to any particular group or vested interests. This makes it a great source of information and analysis for all members of Parliament to engage with news stories about Australian and New South Wales politics. I commend New Matilda and its contributors for sustaining independent reporting and diverse voices, and encourage all members to contribute to it.