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EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS: MORRISON’S PACIFIC MEDIA VOID FILLED BY CHINA

May 29, 2020

with MICHELLE ROWLAND MP, SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS The PacificAus TV initiative launched this week highlights the inadequacy of the Morrison’s Government’s approach to soft power in the region.

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MORE SUPPORT NEEDED FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS

May 29, 2020

with SENATOR PENNY WONG, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. News that the Indo-Pacific region will receive overdue but necessary funds to assist them throughout the coronavirus pandemic is welcome, but more needs to be done to support the region’s recovery.

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JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER – SAME BUDGET, LESSER PLANE

May 28, 2020

Yesterday’s Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) Inquiry into the 2018-19 Defence Major Projects Report Project confirmed the $16.5 billion Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project will not be delivered with the full capabilities that were promised to the Australian people.

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SHORTLAND HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO JOB LOSSES

May 20, 2020

A new report has revealed that the entire Shortland electorate is extremely vulnerable to job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO IMPROVE VALUE FOR MONEY IN DELIVERING AID

April 17, 2020

with JULIAN HILL MP DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT MEMBER FOR BRUCE Labor’s concerns about the growing privatisation of Australia’s aid programs have been vindicated by an Auditor-General report finding that the Morrison Government’s systems for ensuring value for money from aid contractors are falling short.

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MORRISON MUST ASSIST THE PACIFIC’S CYCLONE HAROLD RECOVERY

April 10, 2020

During our summer bushfire crisis, Pacific nations including Fiji and Vanuatu sent donations and members of their defence forces Australia to assist us in our time of need. We must return the favour.

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