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LABOR WILL WORK WITH FARMERS ON LIVE SHEEP TRADE

May 04, 2018

Labor has this week announced it will work with farmers, unions and business to develop a Strategic Red Meat Industry Plan to assist sheep farmers transition away from the live sheep export trade.

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MEDICARE LEVY BACK DOWN

May 01, 2018

The Turnbull Government’s extraordinary back down on its proposed Medicare Levy increase is a humiliation for the Prime Minister and a win for working and middle-class taxpayers in Ipswich, the Somerset Region and the Karana Downs region.

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LABOR WILL AXE THE “TAMPON TAX”

April 30, 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will end Australia’s unfair and discriminatory “tampon tax”, partnering with the states and territories to remove the GST on women’s sanitary products.

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ANZAC DAY IN IPSWICH, SOMERSET REGION AND KARANA DOWNS REGION

April 25, 2018

Anzac Day 2018 marks 103 years since our ANZACs first landed on the beaches at Gallipoli in the First World War.

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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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