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Protecting the right for charities to advocate


"The charity sector is among the most trusted in Australia and I, along with the vast majority of Australians, strongly support the right of charities to advocate on policy."

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Private health insurance


"Insurance premiums have skyrocketed by 27 per cent under the Coalition Government. Australian families are paying an average $1,000 more a year for their private health insurance than they were in 2013."

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Live animal export


"The Government must accept that current animal welfare standards don’t and can’t meet reasonable animal welfare conditions nor community expectations."

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Adani Carmichael Mine


"The Government has absolutely zero concern for the miners of my region. Nothing highlights this attitude more than the proposed $1 billion subsidy to the Adani Carmichael mine. The Adani mine is a significant threat to Hunter coalminers."

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Dividend imputations


"When Mr. Howard made the changes to the scheme it was estimated to cost the budget $550 million per year, cash refunds will soon cost more than $8 billion each year. Reining in this cost is part of a comprehensive Labor plan to create a fair and effective tax system which allows us to return the budget to surplus, increase funding for our health system, create a world-class education sector, guarantee long-term funding for the NDIS, provide q...

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