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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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“ZERO DOUBT” THAT VIRGIN AUSTRALIA WILL FLY TO FEWER PLACES: UP TO 38 FLIGHTS INTO NEWCASTLE AT RISK

July 02, 2020

with CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR BALLARAT, SENATOR DON FARRELL SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA, JOEL FITZGIBBON MP, PAT CONROY MP, MERYL SWANSON MP, and SHARON CLAYDON MP

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LABOR WILL REVERSE MORRISON’S ABC CUTS TO SAVE REGIONAL JOBS

July 01, 2020

An Albanese Labor Government will reverse Scott Morrison’s $83.7 million cut to the ABC to save regional jobs, protect critical emergency broadcasting and support local news and content.

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YET ANOTHER CALL FOR THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

June 29, 2020

For the second time in just over three months, senior United States officials have urged the Morrison Government to ‘step up’ in the Pacific.

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JETSTAR CUTS JOBS AT WILLIAMTOWN

June 25, 2020

with CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT and MERYL SWANSON, MEMBER FOR PATERSON Devastating news today has revealed that Jetstar has been forced into cutting 112 engineering jobs and shutting down its deep maintenance operation at Williamtown.

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