Sky News Lunchtime Agenda

TOM CONNELL: I might just start with you Stephen Jones on this issue of climate and the targets that are being set at the moment.   Continue reading

97.3 ABC ILLAWARRA BREAKFAST INTERVIEW ON ICE ADDICTION IN THE BUSH

MELINDA JAMES: I'm joined now by the Member for Throsby and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health, Stephen Jones, good morning to you. STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH: Good morning.   Continue reading

ABBOTT GOVERNMENT MUST GET NATIONAL PLAN ON ICE RIGHT

I cautiously welcome news that the Prime Minister is launching a national taskforce to help tackle the crystal methamphetamine or "ice" epidemic, which is having a particularly profound impact on the bush.   Continue reading

Sky's Lunchtime Agenda with David Lipson and Angus Taylor

DAVID LIPSON: Well, Angus Taylor and Stephen Jones join me now here in the studio, thank you both for your time. It was a special morning, wasn't it Angus Taylor, what are your memories of Malcolm Fraser?   Continue reading

Speaking to Fairfax's Breaking Politics About Events Of The Day

CHRIS HAMMER: What change if any will result from this defection from Palmer United by Senator Glenn Lazarus? What does it mean you think? STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH: The first thing I will say is that I thought it was inevitable.  Continue reading

Presenting A New Aussie Flag

This morning I was honoured to present local resident Alan Moore with a brand new Australian flag. He plans to raise it at his local church during their upcoming service commemorating the sacrifice made by our ANZACs.

Speaking To Journalists About The Temporary Halt To The GP Tax

Tony Abbott still wants to gut Medicare and still wants a GP Tax, now it's just death by 1,000 cuts. Today I joined the rest of Labor's health team to to say that only Labor will protect Medicare. Continue reading

Speaking To Journalists Outside Parliament House About The Government's Mishandling of Health Policy

STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH: After exhausting every other option, the Government has finally decided to do the right thing and dump the GP Tax. Let’s be quite clear about this - it is not the health of the nation that the Government is concerned about, but the health of the Prime Minister’s leadership. Continue reading

Speaking To Journalists Outside Parliament House This Morning On The Scrapping of the GP Tax And Other Issues Of The Day

STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR HEALTH: After exhausting every other option, the Government has finally decided to do the right thing and dump the GP Tax. Let’s be quite clear about this - it is not the health of the nation that the Government is concerned about, but the health of the Prime Minister’s leadership.  Continue reading

TRIBUTE TO MEDICAL CANNABIS CAMPAIGNER DAN HASLAM

Dan Haslam was a courageous young man who advocated fearlessly for the use of medical cannabis right up until his death yesterday.   Continue reading