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Friday, November 14th, 2014 @ 2:36PM

Canberra Community Survey

After a year of the Abbott Government I’m keen to hear from all Canberrans about your concerns and priorities for our community. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Medicare, university fees, school funding, NBN and any other issue you’d like to raise. By completing my Canberra Community Survey you’ll…

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 @ 1:52PM

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) 2014

Mr President, I rise to speak on the [Social Services and other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and the Social Services and other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014]. The measures that the government seeks to introduce in these bills are indicative of…

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Monday, September 1st, 2014 @ 3:58PM

Vale Kurt Steel

          Vale Kurt Steel Our community and our cause has lost a young man of tremendous talent, passion and integrity. While it is never easy to lose a member of our Labor family, to lose of a young man of Kurt’s outstanding calibre and potential is…

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 @ 2:13PM

#SupportCSIRO Blog

Under the Abbott Government’s Budget, Australia’s leading science and innovation organisation, the CSIRO, will face unprecedented cuts to leading research programs and their invaluable staff who work to create a brighter future for Australia. Today, staff and supporters of the CSIRO will rally to protest against these cuts in an…

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 @ 3:40PM

Grim Budget for Australian Sport

Australian sport has not been spared from the Liberal Government’s harsh cuts in last night’s Federal Budget. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is set to lose 137 staff this year and see $28 million slashed from their budget over the next four years. The reduction in staffing at the ASC…

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 @ 5:47PM

Vale Brendon Morrison

  The life of a good friend of mine, community hero and lifelong political activist Brendon Morrison was commemorated at a service today in Queanbeyan.  Brendon made a great contribution to everything he was involved in, including his work, his family, his unions (the CPSU and NSW Plumbers Union), the…

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