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Blog: Children on Nauru

THE HON SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BLAIR CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE MEMBER FOR BALLARAT MEDICAL TRANSFER OF CHILDREN FROM AUSTRALIAN-FUNDED REGIONAL PROCESSING CENTRES Labor will introduce legislation to address the Government’s failure to ensure children in Australian-funded regional processing centres receive the urgent medical care … Continue reading Blog: Children on Nauru

Blog: High Speed Rail for Port and Coffs

THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER IT’S TIME FOR THE MORRISON GOVERNMENT TO GET BEHIND HIGH SPEED RAIL  Today I re-introduced to Parliament a Private Member’s Bill that would create an authority to begin detailed planning for construction of a High Speed … Continue reading Blog: High Speed Rail for Port and Coffs

Policy

FAIR GO ACTION PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA A Shorten Labor Government will:  Fix our schools and hospitals. Restore funding cut by the Liberals and Nationals, to ensure every community has quality public schools and hospitals.  Ease pressure on family budgets. End the Medicare freeze and give tax breaks to workers, not the top end of town.  Stand up … Continue reading Policy

Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Hello, I have received a handful of emails from people concerning the Adani mine. First, thank you for your concern about climate change, the environment and this proposal. I share your concern. My response to those writing is: Thank you for your correspondence asking about the position of Labor and myself on the Adani issue. I … Continue reading Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Blog: Should an alternative route for the Coffs Harbour Bypass undergo re-examination?

The three trenches being proposed by the Liberal National Governments on the #Coffs bypass are 30 to 50 per cent bigger than the QE2. And there will be three of them within 14 kms. At last Thursday's community meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass, there were a significant number of voices saying the previously rejected … Continue reading Blog: Should an alternative route for the Coffs Harbour Bypass undergo re-examination?

News Release: bypassing Coffs Harbour – next steps

BYPASSING COFFS HARBOUR - NEXT STEPS Last night's public meeting on the Coffs Harbour Bypass was unanimous in opposition to the design released by the government. The clear preference was for tunnels. Labor wants tunnels and not trenches, as previously promised by governments. The governments must deliver. This is not negotiable.  There was also strong … Continue reading News Release: bypassing Coffs Harbour – next steps

News Release: Federal and state governments caught red-handed misleading about the Coffs Harbour Bypass.

FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS CAUGHT RED-HANDED MISLEADING ABOUT THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS The federal and state governments have been caught red-handed misleading the community about the Coffs Harbour Bypass and the reasons for dumping tunnels and preferring third-rate trenches. Labor has reviewed the previously unreleased “Pacific Highway Upgrade Coffs Harbour Bypass - State significant infrastructure … Continue reading News Release: Federal and state governments caught red-handed misleading about the Coffs Harbour Bypass.

Blog: Coalition failing regional Australia

STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR WHITLAM COALITION FAILING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA Before looking at incentives to encourage people to move to regional Australia to relieve congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, the Morrison Government must first look to deliver on existing policy promises … Continue reading Blog: Coalition failing regional Australia