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PM KICKS DROUGHT PROBLEM DOWN THE ROAD

June 18, 2018

Labor has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that it will extend Farm Household Allowance (FHA) for drought affected farming families.  It is clear the Prime Minister’s drought tour was designed to set the scene for the announcement but he didn’t need the tour to tell him the more than 2,000 farmers who recently exhausted their eligibility to FHA are facing desperate times.

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SURVEY FINDS 1 IN 3 AUSTRALIANS WOULD DITCH TURNBULL’S SECOND-RATE NBN IF THEY COULD

June 11, 2018

A new survey from finder.com.au has found more than 1 in 3 NBN users would switch back to their old internet service if they could. Separate research from Canstar Blue also found the percentage of households looking forward to switching to the NBN has dropped significantly over the last 12 months.

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HAIR AND BEAUTY WORKERS COULD LOSE $95 FROM WEEKLY PAY IF PENALTY RATES ARE CUT

June 06, 2018

An application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) by the hair and beauty industry aims to cut penalty rates under the Hair and Beauty Award. Under the proposed cuts, hairdressers and beauty therapists could lose up to $95 of their weekly take-home pay if they work on a Sunday.

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NEUMANN BACKS LABOR’S ‘FUND OUR PRESCHOOLS’ CAMPAIGN

June 04, 2018

Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann MP, said Labor launched the campaign, including a petition, calling on the Turnbull Government to stop the uncertainty and commit long term funding for universal access to preschool.

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TURNBULL CUTTING $4.61 MILLION OUT OF BLAIR PUBLIC HOSPITALS

May 30, 2018

Surgeries will be delayed, nurse and doctor numbers will decline and emergency department wait times will increase in Ipswich, the Somerset Region and the Karana Downs region, following the Turnbull Government cutting $4.61 million from local public hospitals from 2017-2020.

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LABOR TAKES THE WHEEL FOR AUSSIE CAR OWNERS AND MECHANICS

May 16, 2018

Labor is driving a better deal to put more money back into the pockets of car owners and give 23,000 independent repairers a boost – with a plan to make car manufacturers share their technical information so that vehicles can be serviced by any mechanic.

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