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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 @ 12:33PM

Tribute to Edward Gough Whitlam

“The legacy that this man has left me as a Labor activist and representative in this place is Australia’s place in the world. That we are a nation that can stand on our own feet. Proudly, confidently, and with a vision for the future.”

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 @ 1:58PM

LABOR’S MULTICULTURAL FUNDING BENEFITS THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY

MICHELLE ROWLAND MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURALISM MEMBER FOR GREENWAY GAI BRODTMANN MP MEMBER FOR CANBERRA HON KATE LUNDY SENATOR FOR THE ACT MEDIA RELEASE LABOR’S MULTICULTURAL FUNDING BENEFITS THE CANBERRA COMMUNITY Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Michelle Rowland congratulated the Canberra Islamic Centre on the opening…

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Friday, September 26th, 2014 @ 4:26PM

NBN CO STILL CAGEY ON CANBERRA ROLLOUT

For a second time this year, NBN Co has failed to provide the Senate Select Committee into the National Broadband Network with clear answers regarding the NBN’s rollout in Canberra. In October last year, almost 110,000 Canberra premises disappeared from NBN Co’s three year rollout maps. These premises were scheduled…

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014 @ 2:56PM

CANBERRA SCHOOL WELFARE OFFICERS FACING TERMINATION FOR LACKING RELIGIOUS CONNECTION

MEDIA RELEASE 28 August 2014 CANBERRA SCHOOL WELFARE OFFICERS FACING TERMINATION FOR LACKING RELIGIOUS CONNECTION New Government documents have revealed that the qualified and trusted welfare officers of 25 schools across Canberra are facing unemployment as a result of the Abbott Government’s decision to only fund religious chaplains. In June…

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014 @ 10:59AM

ABBOTT’S MEDICARE MEDDLING WILL COST CANBERRANS

MEDIA RELEASE 28 August 2014 ABBOTT’S MEDICARE MEDDLING WILL COST CANBERRANS The combined impact of the Abbott Government’s $7 GP tax and PBS price hikes will hit Canberran hip pockets hard according to figures obtained from the Health Department through Senate Estimates. Analysis by the Federal Opposition has revealed that…

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 @ 3:31PM

HOW I BECAME A BUILDER’S LABOURER

A shorter version of the following opinion editorial was published in the Canberra Times on Friday 1 August 2014 – you can view the full article here.  In 1984 I left my Canberra school at age 16 to become a builder’s labourer. I was earning the same pay as a…

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