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Gundaroo on China and the Asia Pacific

Locals gathered in Gundaroo last Sunday to discuss the future direction of Australia’s engagement with China and the Asia Pacific region broadly, a topic which has been brought to the fore this week with the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency.

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Centrelink Cuts Cause Delays and Mistakes

The Department of Human Services are struggling to keep up with their workload because of the Abbott/Turnbull government cuts and those who are seeking support from Centrelink are the ones who suffer.

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No Justification for Cutting Paid Parental Leave for New Mums

The Turnbull Government think it’s fair to cut support to new mums in the weeks after having a baby. Their unfair cuts to paid parental leave will mean that around 80,000 new mums each year will be worse off by up to $12,000.

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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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