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LOCAL SERVICEMEN AWARDED WITH ‘SALUTING THEIR SERVICE’ CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

July 18, 2018

Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, has today congratulated four local deserving current and former servicemen for their contributions to Australia’s overseas efforts. The Australian Government's Saluting Their Service Certificates of Appreciation are a way of expressing the nation's gratitude to those who served in the defence forces or on the home front in the Second World War or in wars, conflicts and peace operations overseas since.

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AMBERLEY FAMILIES DESERVE BETTER FROM TURNBULL GOVERNMENT

July 17, 2018

Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, said “the Minister for Defence needs to explain to my community why her department is dragging its feet.” “The investigation process has been going for 16 months. The workers on the Base and the community living nearby deserve peace of mind, not the uncertainty they have now. They deserve answers.”

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SAME JOB, SAME PAY: TIME TO TACKLE UNFAIR LABOUR HIRE IN IPSWICH, THE SOMERSET REGION AND THE KAR...

July 17, 2018

Federal Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, has welcomed the announcement that a Shorten Labor Government will establish new laws to tackle unfair labour hire practices in Ipswich, the Somerset Region and the Karana Downs region.

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NEW REPORTS INDICATE A GROWTH IN PEOPLE WORKING TWO JOBS

July 12, 2018

A report released on Wednesday by economist Conrad Liveris highlights casualisation and insecure work as persistent issues in the labour market. According to the report, which captures Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, growth in part time work has outstripped the growth in full time work.

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LABOR WELCOMES TELCO INDUSTRY PROPOSAL TO EXPAND COMPLAINTS REPORTING

July 11, 2018

Labor welcomes a proposal from the telecommunications industry to expand the scope of Complaints in Context reporting, which reports on the number of new complaints for a retailer as a proportion of their services in operation. This is a sensible and pragmatic measure to expand the participation of telecommunications providers in the reporting scheme, and can in turn improve public access to comparable baseline measures on the service perf...

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TWO YEARS IN AND STILL CUTTING THE PENSION

July 03, 2018

Legislation is currently before the Parliament to completely scrap the energy supplement for new pensioners – a cut of $14.10 per fortnight to single pensioners or around $365 a year, and a cut of $21.20 a fortnight or around $550 a year to couple pensioners.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST