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Better Late Than Never

Labor welcomes the Turnbull Government’s decision to clarify Defence portfolio responsibilities more than 100 days after the election.

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Turnbull Must Listen to Community on Backpacker Tax

This week in Parliament I delivered a speech about the Backpacker Tax and the impact this tax grab is having on the bush. The Turnbull government is still pursuing this tax, even if it is a reduced rate to the original tax rate thanks to the huge community backlash from farmers. If we don’t do anything to fix this problem we are going to continue to drive backpackers away.

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Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Under Pressure in Bega

Mike Kelly joined the NSW Shadow Minister for Health, Walt Secord, at the Bega Hospital today to express their concern and disappointment that doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are being put under pressure at the new South East Regional Hospital.

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The Barton Highway Needs Full Duplication – Not Short Term Fixes

The recent announcement from the Coalition that they would honour their commitment for overtaking lanes on the Barton Highway is not good enough – full duplication is the only outcome the community and I will accept.

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Payne Rudderless and Pyne all at sea

Yesterday in Parliamentary Question Time, Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, updated the House on his recent visit to the Land Forces conference in Adelaide. The Minister’s account of the feedback from defence industry may surprise those who also attended.

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Economic Potential of Southern New South Wales

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Bega Valley Economic Summit along with a number of local and regional businesses, business groups, government departments and community organisations. Everyone came away with an increased understanding of the economic potential of our region and a commitment to work together and make it happen.

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