Friends, I know these people are well intentioned but the only people they are helping is the current government of Australia. And I would say to everyone gathered here that I’ve waited as Opposition Leader for the next election, forfive years and two months and if I’ve got to wait a couple more minutes, well … Continue reading Blog: Bill Shorten’s address to ALP National Conference
Sources The Conversation - fact check Australian Government Monthly Financial Statement - October 2018 Australian Government Monthly Financial Statement - September 2013 Updated: 14 December 2018
The National Party has spent the past years claiming credit for projects initiated by the former federal Labor Government. The truth is, the only contribution by the National Party to these was to turn up at the openings and cut ribbons. For the record: the former Federal Labor Government invested $7.9 billion on the Pacific … Continue reading Blog: The truth about the Pacific Highway
A Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program – the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia. Under Labor, approximately 4,000 children in the Port, Kempsey, Coffs and on the Mid-North Coast will have greater access to early education, giving them the best possible start to their … Continue reading Briefing: Preschool
9 December 2018 The Editor, Coffs Coast Advocate, Editor, Ms Barbara Davis, is 100 per cent wrong when she says Federal Labor hasn’t made a commitment to building the Coffs Harbour Bypass (Coffs Coast Advocate, 8 December 2018, Cut to the bypass chase). A ten-second fact check reveals that the front page of the Coffs … Continue reading Blog: Letter to the editor – Cut to the bypass chase.
BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA THURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2018 SUBJECT: National security BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Good evening everybody. Today we've seen perhaps the most irresponsible abandonment of national security lawmaking that I've seen … Continue reading Transcript: National Security
It is now under six months until the election so I thought I would do my own version of Q&A based on the many questions I have received when I have been out and about. I have also received many comments on our social media posts. We’re now averaging over 30,000 engagements a month on … Continue reading Q&A
KEMPSEY AIRPORT On Tuesday 4 December 2018, Kempsey Council met to discuss a Noise Management Plan for the airport, devised by the Kempsey Airport Reference Group and a consultant. Aviation is a federal matter. I understand it was recognised by Council the report was incomplete and not fit for public release at this time. I further … Continue reading News: Kempsey Airport
HON JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S BETRAYAL OF OLDER AUSTRALIANS REVEALED AS 126,000 NOW WAIT FOR HOME CARE The release of the latest on the Morrison Government’s home care packages waitlist has revealed more than 126,000 older Australians are now languishing waiting for care. The further blow … Continue reading Blog: Aged care waiting list on the NSW Mid-North Coast now 1443.