TOUGHER, FAIRER, FASTER - LABOR’S RESPONSE TO THE BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION A Shorten Labor Government will act faster and go further in standing up for victims of banking misconduct. Labor fought for the Banking Royal Commission – unlike Scott Morrison and the Liberals who voted against the Royal Commission 26 times, called it a “populist … Continue reading Blog: Labor’s response to the Banking Industry Royal Commission
Only four per cent of Australians benefit from this cash refund system, but all of us pay for it. And 80 per cent of the benefit goes to the wealthiest 20 per cent of retirees. This system costs Australia $5.9bn, more than the federal govt spends on public schools. Soon it will cost us $8bn. … Continue reading Some facts on dividend imputation
MCCORMACK INSULTS THE MID-NORTH COAST'S UNEMPLOYED Unemployed people in Port, Coffs, Kempsey and on the mid-north coast should pick up the phone and call the National Party today asking where they can start work tomorrow. The Leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack today told Parliament in Question Time: “If you … Continue reading News Release: McCormack insults the mid-north coast’s unemployed.
The NSW election will be held on Saturday 23 March 2019. Within the federal seat of Cowper, there are three state seats - Coffs Harbour, Oxley and Port Macquarie. We have three excellent candidates running. Just click their photos to be taken to their Facebook page. Susan Jenvey - Oxley Peter Alley - Port Macquarie … Continue reading 2019 State Election – the Country Labor team
Federal Labor is 100 per cent committed to delivering the Coffs Harbour Bypass. Bypass Version 1.0 The federal government announced $971 million in funding for the Coffs Harbour Bypass on 8 May 2018. This is known as Bypass Version 1.0. In the same week, Labor announced it would honour that commitment in Government. Labor's announcement was … Continue reading Blog: Coffs Harbour Bypass – next steps
THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS COVER-UP CONTINUES The NSW National Party candidate for the state seat of Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, last night made two key statements at the Coffs Harbour Bypass Action Group candidates’ forum. These statements require immediate clarification from the federal government. First, Mr Singh confirmed what was in the leaked draft media … Continue reading News Release: The Coffs Harbour Bypass cover-up continues
For most young families in Australia, the dream of purchasing and owning their own home is almost completely out of reach. Working and middle-class families are increasingly being priced out of the housing market. Ownership rates for young people aged 25-34 have spiralled downwards in recent years from 60% to 48%. Young people are being … Continue reading Briefing: Capital Gains Tax and negative gearing
Beware of those claiming credit for Labor's investments in health in Cowper. It was Labor that funded two of the biggest hospital redevelopments in the area in the past decade - Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospitals. Port Macquarie Hospital Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, Rudd Labor Government, 2010 Budget, $96 million, NSW Government: $8 million News … Continue reading Blog: Hospital funding facts
POLITICS IN COWPER I am fighting for a better deal on employment, environment, equality and integrity in politics. These are the key issues in Cowper. We need more than just infrastructure here. We also need a vision, services and assistance for the people of Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast. People like Labor's positive … Continue reading News Release: Politics in Cowper.
COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS - VERSION 2.0 Today’s announcement on the Coffs Harbour Bypass is a humiliating and embarrassing backdown by the federal and state Liberal-National Party governments. The National Party has been shamed into today’s announcement. The National Party botched this; mislead the people; divided the community; caused much anger and again delayed this critical … Continue reading News Release: Coffs Harbour Bypass Version 2.0