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MORRISON BREAKS PACIFIC COMMITMENT FOR STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050

September 22, 2020

with MARK BUTLER MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY MEMBER FOR HINDMARSH Scott Morrison’s recent refusal to commit to net zero emissions by 2050 is in stark contrast to the Pacific Islands Forum’s call for nations including Australia to develop strategies to reach this target.

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JOBKEEPER CUTS WILL HURT OVER 17,000 WORKERS IN SHORTLAND

September 21, 2020

New numbers reveal that around 17,136 workers in Shortland could be worse off and up to $15,268,350 will be ripped out of Shortland’s economy every fortnight if the Morrison Government goes ahead with its cuts to JobKeeper at the end of September.

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GOVERNMENT SET TO CUT OVER $6 MILLION SUPPORT FROM SHORTLAND ECONOMY

September 21, 2020

The Prime Minister’s decision to cut the rate of the Coronavirus Supplement will cut $6,025,200 per fortnight from the Shortland economy.

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COALITION SECRETLY SCRAPS INDEPENDENT AID EVALUATION BODY

September 17, 2020

Australians can no longer be confident that their aid dollars are being spent effectively after the Morrison Government secretly abolished a key independent aid evaluation body last month.

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FOUR YEARS OF PACIFIC STEP UP DELIVERS ONLY MISMANAGEMENT AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

September 09, 2020

with SENATOR PENNY WONG LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IN THE SENATE SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA Today marks four years since the Coalition Government announced its Pacific Step Up policy - an announcement that has failed to deliver anything but cuts and mismanagement.

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BISHOP ADMITS LIBERAL AID CUTS DAMAGE AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL INTEREST

September 08, 2020

The Morrison Government needs to reverse its cuts to Australia’s aid budget with even former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop admitting that the cuts have damaged Australia’s national interests.

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