LIBERALS SHAFT STEEL RECOMMENDATIONS

The Liberals have given up on the steel industry, today announcing that they do not support developing an Australian steel policy, responding to the Senate Economics References Committee Report: Australia’s steel industry: forging ahead, by not accepting any of the committee’s 28 recommendations.   Continue reading

LABOR WILL INVEST IN A NEW LEISURE CENTRE FOR BATEMANS BAY

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $25 million to help build the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre, ensuring the local community has a modern facility that will effectively meet the challenges of a growing region. Continue reading

AGED CARE COMMITMENT WON’T FIX ISSUES CAUSED BY COALITION

Too little, too late. More than 30,000 locals in the electorate of Whitlam are aged over 65 (almost 20 percent of the total population) and around 3,500 are aged over 85.  In Cunningham, almost 27,000 people are over the age of 65 (over 17 per cent) and around 4,208 are aged over 85. Continue reading

NEW IPADS FOR OAK FLATS PS

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones has secured funding to purchase new iPads for Oak Flats Public School. Continue reading

TAFE AND APPRENTICES CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER TERM OF LIBERAL CUTS

The commencement of a new TAFE year is a reminder of the stark difference between Federal and NSW Labor and the Liberals when it comes to TAFE funding, skills education and apprenticeship training. Continue reading

TWO YEARS WITHOUT SHORTWAVE FOR THE NT

Today marks two years since the Liberal Government’s budget cuts to the ABC led to the shutdown of shortwave radio in the Northern Territory. Continue reading

LABOR’S PLAN TO REJUVENATE GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $25 million to rejuvenate Great Keppel Island, helping to grow tourism, create jobs and deliver an $80-million-a-year boost to the region’s economy. Continue reading

LOCALS REMINDED THAT SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AGED CARE

Locals in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands are being reminded that it is now possible to make submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES RTIRC REPORT

Labor welcomes the report of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) that has been tabled today. Continue reading

MITCH FIFIELD: MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS IN NAME ONLY

Last night, the Senate supported a successful Labor amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to correct a legislative issue that was preventing eligible financial assistance from being paid to a regional broadcaster. Continue reading