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MEASLES OUTBREAK IN SAMOA

December 04, 2019

with PENNY WONG SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS Reports that the outbreak of measles in Samoa has taken an additional five lives in the past 24 hours are deeply distressing. The latest public reports indicate that a total of 4,052 measles cases have been reported since the outbreak started. 52 of the 60 individuals that have died from contracting this disease to date were under the age of four, which is nothing short of tragic. Labor sup...

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MORE PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS CUTS IN NEWCASTLE AND LAKE MACQUARIE

December 02, 2019

with SHARON CLAYDON, MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE Anger over planned Centrelink office closures in Newcastle has been compounded by the news that Newcastle and Lake Macquarie haven’t been spared in countrywide public service job cuts. According to the latest snapshot by the Australian Public Service Commission, 69 jobs have been slashed in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in the past year alone.

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AGED CARE ANNOUNCEMENT IS A DROP IN THE OCEAN

November 26, 2019

The Morrison Government’s announcement of 10,000 home care packages is a drop in the ocean when there is a waiting list of 120,000 older Australians and 16,000 died in one year alone while waiting. His announcement of $537 million for aged care is nowhere near the $1.2 billion he ripped out of aged care in his first Budget and nowhere near what is needed.

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FOREIGN AID REVIEW SHOULD HALT THE CUTS

November 19, 2019

with SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG Any review of Australia’s international development program will be meaningless without the Morrison Government halting its massive cuts to foreign aid. Since coming to office the Coalition has cut more than $11.8 billion from Australia’s official development assistance.

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SHARE THE DIGNITY THIS CHRISTMAS

November 18, 2019

Share the Dignity’s “It’s In The Bag” campaign is an important Christmas charity drive to help women experiencing disadvantage. The Belmont office of Member for Shortland Pat Conroy will be a collection point for the charity again this year.

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LAKE MACQUARIE PCYC OPENS NEW GYMNASTICS ROOM

November 13, 2019

Lake Macquarie Police Citizens Youth Club today officially opened its refurbished gymnastics room and amenities, upgraded through a Commonwealth Government grant of $104,624 under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

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