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ANNUAL WAGES GROWTH HITS YET ANOTHER RECORD LOW

February 22, 2017

With wages growth practically stalled, now is NOT the time to cut penalty rates.

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TURNBULL’S UNFAIR CUTS TO HURT LOCAL FAMILIES

February 15, 2017

Families, new mums, pensioners and young people in Ipswich and the Somerset Region are all in the firing line as a result of the Turnbull Government’s latest rounds of harsh cuts.

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GOVERNMENT DRAGGED TO DEAL WITH WORKER EXPLOITATION

February 13, 2017

The Turnbull Government has been dragged kicking and screaming when it comes to dealing with multiple examples of systemic worker exploitation, with reports suggesting that it will introduce legislation, which should have come years ago, into Parliament this week.

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TURNBULL BACKFLIP ON DENTAL CUTS A WIN FOR OUR CHILDREN’S TEETH

February 10, 2017

In a huge victory for our children’s oral health, the Turnbull Government has been forced into yet another embarrassing backflip on their cuts to the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, just over a month after implementing them on January 1.

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LOCALS TO PAY MORE FOR VITAL MEDICINES AND HEALTH CARE

February 10, 2017

It's confirmed: Malcolm Turnbull plans to increase the cost of prescription medicines and drive up out-of-pocket health care.

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VALE CLIVE CLAUS: A GREAT MAN

February 09, 2017

Last week we said goodbye to local Labor stalwart, Clive Claus.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST