Paterson MP Meryl Swanson appointed Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence

APPOINTED: Paterson MP Meryl Swanson has been appointed as Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence. Picture: Supplied
APPOINTED: Paterson MP Meryl Swanson has been appointed as Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence. Picture: Supplied

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson has been appointed to the role of Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence.

"I am extremely honoured to be appointed this role by Labor leader Anthony Albanese. Defence is an essential part of our nation's security and a vital part of my community, of which I am immensely proud," Ms Swanson said of her appointment announced on August 11.

With the Williamtown RAAF Base in the centre of her electorate, and as a committed advocate on Defence issues, Ms Swanson will be able to hit the ground running.

"As a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and Deputy Chair of both the Defence Sub-Committee and PFAS Sub-Committee, I have been afforded the opportunity to grow my understanding of the Defence sector and build key relationships," Ms Swanson said.