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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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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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