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COALITION’S SUBMARINE MISMANAGEMENT COSTING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS

June 15, 2020

The 10-year delay to the Future Submarines Program means taxpayers will now have to pay at least $3.5 billion on an upgrade to the Collins Class submarines and our Navy will be forced to operate submarines 60 years after they were first designed

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST STAMP OUT PACIFIC WORKERS’ RENTAL RORTS

June 11, 2020

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Alex Hawke, must urgently intervene to stop Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) workers being exploited by labour hire companies. A new report has highlighted systematic abuses of the scheme through excessive and unjustified rental costs.

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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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