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MORRISON NEEDS TO STEP UP ASSISTANCE TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA

July 30, 2020

The Morrison Government needs to step up assistance to Papua New Guinea to help contain the increasing incidence of COVID-19 cases in one of Australia’s nearest neighbours.

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DEFENCE MINISTER’S ARROGANCE ON FULL DISPLAY OVER $1.5 BILLION MISSING JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER CAPAB...

July 28, 2020

The Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) will still cost the Australian taxpayer $16.5 billion despite the fact the fighter jets will be missing $1.5 billion worth of crucial and promised capabilities.

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BATTLEFIELD AIRCRAFT NOT FIT FOR BATTLE

July 20, 2020

The Government has spent $1.5 billion for a battlefield airlift aircraft that cannot fly into a battlefield.

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AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA JOB LOSSES “A MISTAKE”

July 16, 2020

The Morrison Government’s decision to cut two positions from the Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea will damage Australia’s standing in the Pacific at a critical time for our regional relationships.

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GOVERNMENT ADMITS FUTURE FRIGATES ARE IN TROUBLE

July 14, 2020

The $45 billion Future Frigates program is the latest Defence procurement to be added to the Projects of Interest list which identifies projects facing significant risks to schedule, capability and budget.

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MORRISON JOBSEEKER SNAPBACK WILL RIP OUT EQUIVALENT OF 9,500 JOBS FROM THE HUNTER REGION’S ECONOMY

July 14, 2020

The Morrison Government’s scheduled return of the JobSeeker payment to its old base rate will rip out almost $24 million from the Hunter region’s economy, the equivalent of 9,501 jobs*.

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