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News Release: Coffs Harbour Bypass – underfunded and delayed

COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS - UNDERFUNDED AND DELAYED The federal budget has confirmed that the government has not put any additional funds aside for tunnels on the Coffs Harbour Bypass. Further, the government has created a cloud over the start date for the project saying that it is now “expected” to start in 2020. We were … Continue reading News Release: Coffs Harbour Bypass – underfunded and delayed

News Release: Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast forgotten in the federal budget

PORT, COFFS, KEMPSEY AND THE MID-NORTH COAST FORGOTTEN IN THE FEDERAL BUDGETThe final budget of the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government confirmed they have little to offer the people of Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast. We are the forgotten people under this government. We heard nothing new from the government on addressing our youth … Continue reading News Release: Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast forgotten in the federal budget

Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.

Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan clearly states that Labor will develop a Bioenergy Strategy to boost the development of this important industry in Australia. The North East Forest Alliance comments are misleading that “the only current fuel source for bioenergy is native forests”. There are many types of bio energy and Labor will look at … Continue reading Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.

Briefing: Labor will make sure the minimum wage is a living wage

LABOR WILL MAKE SURE THE MINIMUM WAGE IS A LIVING WAGE    A Shorten Labor Government will reverse cuts to penalty rates, boost wages for workers and ensure that the minimum wage is a living wage – fixing the law so that the Fair Work Commission has the tools to deliver a living wage for Australia’s low-paid … Continue reading Briefing: Labor will make sure the minimum wage is a living wage

Briefing: Labor to provide timely boost to housing market.

LABOR TO PROVIDE TIMELY BOOST TO HOUSING MARKET A vote for a Shorten Labor Government is the only way to guarantee Australians have a government that prioritises housing affordability, puts first home buyers on more of a level playing field with property investors, and reforms an overly generous property tax system in a way that … Continue reading Briefing: Labor to provide timely boost to housing market.

Briefing: Labor’s plan to create a cleaner Australia

LABOR’S PLAN TO CREATE A CLEANER AUSTRALIA   A Shorten Labor Government will make Australia a world leader in tackling plastic use and boosting recycling – investing $290 million to cut waste and handing on a cleaner Australia for the next generation.   Labor will protect our vulnerable wildlife and reduce the amount of waste … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to create a cleaner Australia

News Release: Labor to fund Coffs Colts turf wicket

STEPHEN JONES MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONSSHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTMEMBER FOR WHITLAM ANDREW WOODWARDLABOR CANDIDATE FOR COWPER LABOR TO FUND COFFS COLTS TURF WICKET A Shorten Labor Government will provide $50,000 funding to allow the Coffs Colts Cricket Club to set up a new home venue with a new turf … Continue reading News Release: Labor to fund Coffs Colts turf wicket

Briefing: Labor small business policy

LABOR LAUNCHES ITS PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS Labor has today launched its official Small Business policy handbook “Standing up for Small Business.” Through active consultation and engagement, Labor knows there are many challenges facing established and emerging small businesses in this country, and we are committed to enabling and encouraging their success. A Shorten Labor … Continue reading Briefing: Labor small business policy