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NEW FIGURES SHOW MORRISON FAILING AUSTRALIA’S REGIONAL INTERESTS

February 18, 2020

WITH SENATOR PENNY WONG, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE, SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA New aid funding figures show the Coalition’s cuts have fallen most heavily on the countries of southeast and East Asia. These cuts directly undermine Australia’s interests in a prosperous, stable and secure region.

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ADAM BANDT’S FIRST TEST AS GREENS LEADER: WILL HE DO A DEAL WITH BARNABY?

February 15, 2020

Adam Bandt claims that he wants to work with Labor to advance progressive policies. Yet the party he leads is preferencing the climate-denying Country Liberal Party ahead of Labor in the byelection for the Northern Territory seat of Johnston.

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MORRISON APPOINTS NUCLEAR ADVOCATE TO CABINET – SO WILL THE HUNTER BE AUSTRALIA’S NUCLEAR CAPITAL?

February 06, 2020

The new Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, is the Government’s biggest advocate for nuclear power and a dedicated opponent to global action on climate change through the Paris Agreement.

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HEALTH COSTS ARE INCREASING IN SHORTLAND

January 22, 2020

Official data has confirmed what people in Shortland already know – that health costs have never been higher than under Scott Morrison. The Government’s own Health Department has revealed to the Senate that people in Shortland pay an average out-of-pocket fee of $37.10 to see a GP. This is a record high – up $10.19 or 38% since the Liberals were elected.

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LABOR SUPPORTS PLEA BY AID AGENCIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION

January 21, 2020

with THE HON MARK BUTLER MP, SHADOW MINISTER CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY Labor supports the urgent plea by four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies for the Morrison Government to act swiftly on the climate crisis. World Vision, Oxfam, Plan International and Save the Children called on the Morrison Government to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, show leadership on transitioning to a low-emissions economy, and acknowle...

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RED LIGHTS FLASHING ON COALITION DEFENCE MISMANAGEMENT

January 20, 2020

More than half of Australia’s most important defence projects are facing flashing red signals warning of delays in delivering the equipment and systems that Australian Defence Force personnel need to carry out their missions.

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