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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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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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