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PNG DEAL DOESN’T MAKE UP FOR LEADERSHIP FAILURES IN OUR REGION

August 05, 2020

with SENATOR PENNY WONG, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA. After years of ignoring our neighbours, Scott Morrison has today signed an overdue Comprehensive Strategic and Economic Partnership (CSEP) with Papua New Guinea.

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AG SECTOR NEEDS MORE THAN A PILOT PROGRAM TO DEAL WITH SEASONAL WORKER SHORTAGE

August 05, 2020

with JOEL FITZGIBBON MP, SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCES, MEMBER FOR HUNTER. The Morrison Government’s response to a shortage of seasonal farm workers is too little and too late and seems to be aimed at the upcoming Northern Territory elections rather than fixing the problem.

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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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