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Briefing: Labor commits to major boost to regional tourism

LABOR COMMITS TO MAJOR BOOST TO REGIONAL TOURISM   A Shorten Labor Government will drive economic growth and job creation in regional Australia with a comprehensive Regional Tourism Plan that will deliver more jobs, better attractions, better airports and smarter marketing for this critical industry.   The strategy will include $95 million in grants to … Continue reading Briefing: Labor commits to major boost to regional tourism

News Release: NSW Education Minister’s first test – will she save Eungai preschool

KATE WASHINGTON MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (NSW) EDUCATION MINISTER’S FIRST TEST – WILL SHE SAVE EUNGAI PRESCHOOL? Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Kate Washington, has joined calls from parents on the Mid North Coast to save their local preschool. Eungai Preschool, one hour north of Port Macquarie, is in a funding … Continue reading News Release: NSW Education Minister’s first test – will she save Eungai preschool

News Release: This election is about policy, stability and fairness and ending cuts, chaos and division

THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT POLICY, STABILITY AND FAIRNESS AND ENDING CUTS, CHAOS AND DIVISION The election to be held in May is an election about policy, stability and fairness. The era of political personalities and cuts, chaos and division must end.  Under the National Party, we have been taken for granted. We have been neglected. … Continue reading News Release: This election is about policy, stability and fairness and ending cuts, chaos and division

Blog: Climate change action – we need action and not PR

From a policy substance point of view, Mr Oakeshott is supporting much of what Labor has put forward in its climate change action plan. Labor's plans go much further, are much stronger, are more definate, backed by the best policy minds in Australia and will be implemented in government. The reality is that Mr Oakeshott's … Continue reading Blog: Climate change action – we need action and not PR

Briefing: Labor’s approach to health

CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE MEMBER FOR BALLARATADDRESS TO THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLICY & SCIENCE SYDNEY FRIDAY, 5 APRIL 2019   ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   (Acknowledgements omitted)   In the long tradition of AIPS post-budget health briefings I am very happy, as Shadow Minister for Health, to be invited back a second time.    If you invite … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s approach to health

Briefing: Labor’s Medicare cancer plan

LABOR’S MEDICARE CANCER PLAN   A Shorten Labor Government will deliver the biggest cancer care package in Australian history, with a $2.3 billion investment to dramatically slash out-of-pocket costs for cancer patients.    This is the most important reform to Medicare since it was introduced by Bob Hawke.   This will mean millions of free … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s Medicare cancer plan

Briefing: Labor’s plan for skills, TAFE and apprentices

LABOR’S PLAN FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICES   A Shorten Labor Government will super charge the skills economy by reversing the decline in apprentices and restoring TAFE as the centrepiece of Australian vocational education. Under the Liberals, more than $3 billion has been cut from TAFE, skills and apprentices, and Australia now has 150,000 fewer … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan for skills, TAFE and apprentices

News Release: Patrick Conaghan continues the Coffs Harbour truth bypass and displays little knowledge of how government works.

PATRICK CONAGHAN CONTINUES THE COFFS HARBOUR TRUTH BYPASS AND DISPLAYS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS The National Party candidate for Cowper has continued the Coffs Harbour truth bypass and demonstrated an astonishing lack of knowledge about how government's work. This week’s federal budget included no increased allocation for the Coffs Harbour Bypass to cover … Continue reading News Release: Patrick Conaghan continues the Coffs Harbour truth bypass and displays little knowledge of how government works.