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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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MORRISON ADDS CLIMATE DECEIT TO CLIMATE INACTION

January 14, 2020

with MARK BUTLER MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY It is unconscionable for Scott Morrison to mislead Australians about his Government’s track record on greenhouse gas emissions. Over recent days, the Prime Minister has claimed that Australia’s annual carbon emissions have fallen by 50 million tonnes under the Coalition and that his Government will “beat” Australia’s 2020 emissions reduction commitment. Both claims are untrue.

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REPORT IS SCATHING OF GOVERNMENT’S MISMANAGEMENT OF FUTURE SUBMARINES PROGRAM

January 14, 2020

with THE HON RICHARD MARLES MP DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE and MATT KEOGH MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE INDUSTRY The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a damning report into the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government’s mismanagement of the Future Submarine program.  This is just the latest example of the Government’s delays and blow outs when it comes to the critical Future Subma...

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MEDICARE CHANGES HURTING OUR COMMUNITY

January 10, 2020

Member for Shortland Pat Conroy has called on Minister for Health Greg Hunt to rethink Medicare changes that are causing some doctors to stop bulk-billing patients, leaving people out of pocket.

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