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SHORTLAND VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANTS

December 18, 2019

Volunteer organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 under the Shortland Volunteer Grants Program.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT’S INCOMPETENT DEFENCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPOSED

December 17, 2019

with JULIAN HILL MP DEPUTY CHAIR OF JOINT COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT MEMBER FOR BRUCE The Coalition Government continues to mismanage crucial defence projects with the Auditor-General revealing another nine years of cumulative delays, $1.2 billion in budget blowouts and disturbing capability performance shortfalls during the last financial year alone. Thanks to the Morrison Government’s mismanagement, Defence’s 26 most important...

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NDIS COMMITTEE INVITED TO HOLD HUNTER HEARING

December 16, 2019

Member for Shortland Pat Conroy has invited the federal parliamentary committee inquiring into the NDIS to hold a hearing in the Hunter. Today Mr Conroy wrote to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS chair Kevin Andrews MP and deputy chair Senator Carol Brown to make the request.

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Bougainville referendum result

December 11, 2019

with SENATOR PENNY WONG, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Labor commends the people of Bougainville and the institutions and officials who organised the referendum for ensuring a safe and peaceful vote.

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MINISTER HAWKE’S CAR CRASH INTERVIEW ON AID CUTS

December 10, 2019

Labor welcomes moves to review foreign aid, but the Morrison Government must rule out making further cuts to Australia’s international development program in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Since coming to office the Coalition has cut $11.8 billion from official development assistance, meaning Australia’s foreign aid as a share of national income is at the lowest on record.

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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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