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HOME CARE CRISIS DEEPENS AS OLDER AUSTRALIANS WAITING FOR CARE GROWS TO ALMOST 105,000

March 06, 2018

The release of the latest data on the Turnbull Government’s home care packages has revealed close to 105,000 vulnerable older Australians are waiting for care.

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BLAIR MP JOINS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON PAY DAY LOAN SCHEME

February 14, 2018

Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, is urging the Government to follow the recommendations made by the review of Small Amount Credit Contract (SACC) laws which was finalised in March 2016. The report showed some families are paying over $3,000 for household goods like a clothes dryer that would normally cost just $345. That’s equivalent to an interest rate of 884 per cent.

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LEICHHARDT BAPTIST CHURCH TO BE REFURBISHED THROUGH BLAIR STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT

February 02, 2018

Leichhardt Baptist Church will receive much-needed upgrades in 2018 after a successful application to the Blair Stronger Communities Grants Programme. Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, congratulated Pastor Rob Howells on the $8,250 grant at the Church on Friday.

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IPSWICH AND SOMERSET REGION SCHOOLS LOSE $19M IN TURNBULL’S CUTS

January 31, 2018

As state school students in Ipswich and the Somerset Region begin the 2018 school year, Member for Blair Shayne Neumann MP has revealed they will be losing $19 million in funding in 2018 and 2019 under Turnbull.

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RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AFFECTING IPSWICH AND SOMERSET REGION JOB SEEKERS

January 18, 2018

The latest labour force figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show an increase to the unemployment rate, and highlight the persistent challenges of underemployment and low wages growth under Turnbull.

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2918 FAMILIES IN BLAIR TO BE WORSE OFF UNDER TURNBULL'S CHILD CARE PACKAGE

January 15, 2018

As families start back to work and school, 2,918 families in Ipswich and the Somerset Region have learned they will lose vital support as a result of Turnbull’s changes to the child care system. Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann, accused the out-of-touch Turnbull Government of targeting families in the lowest income bracket.

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