The Jones Report - 23 February 2018

For the 16th straight day, the bloke with the red face in a big hat hogged the front page and the first story in every news bulletin. Barnaby Joyce’s resignation today is welcomed and appropriate. Not because of his personal affairs or because of the untested allegations about sexual harassment but because he was clearly unable to continue doing his job. Continue reading

COALITION JOB CUTS UNDERMINING REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS

The Turnbull-Joyce Government’s regional development agenda is a hollow promise so long as they continue to cut regional public sector jobs. Labor welcomes the long-overdue investment made under the Far North Regional Jobs and Investment Package but says the benefits continue to be undermined by Turnbull’s regional job cuts. Continue reading

MINISTER FAILED TO DELIVER REGIONAL PLAN FOR GILMORE

Labor’s Stephen Jones and Fiona Phillips have welcomed the long-overdue South Coast Regional Jobs and Investment Package but said it was a missed opportunity for the Minister for Regional Development, John McVeigh, to outline the Government’s plan for the Regional Growth Fund and Regional City Deals. Continue reading

ILLAWARRA ENERGY ROUNDTABLE

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Mark Butler MP, is in Wollongong today and holding an Energy Roundtable with local industry and business stakeholders. Continue reading

COALITION FAILING ON REGIONAL CITIES AGENDA

The Turnbull-Joyce Government is too preoccupied with its own internal disputes to deliver on its promises for regional Australia. Continue reading