FAMILY LAW INQUIRY MUST HEAR FROM CHIEF LAW OFFICERS

I am deeply disappointed with the majority decision of the Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee to scrap yesterday afternoon’s hearing with Chief Justice Bryant and Chief Judge Pascoe at the eleventh hour.

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PLEA TO SAVE UoN ENABLING PROGRAMS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon is requesting direct Ministerial intervention into the Turnbull Government’s plans to charge students $3,200 for students to access critical university preparation courses which have previously been delivered at no cost.

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NEWCASTLE SCHOOL CUTS CAMPAIGN LAUCHED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has used Public Education Day to launch a local campaign against the Turnbull Government’s planned cuts to school funding which will see Newcastle’s public schools lose an average of $350,000 in the next two years.

 

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HUNTER TAFE CUT DEVASTATING FOR REFUGEE STUDENTS

Refugees and newly-arrived migrants will pay the price for the Turnbull Government’s decision not to continue a longstanding English-language-teaching program through Hunter TAFE.

  

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NEWCASTLE VOLUNTEER AWARDS LAUNCHED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has launched the 2017 Newcastle Volunteer Awards and encouraged Novocastrians to nominate a volunteer for an award.

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MP URGES SUPERANNUATION TRANSPARENCY CHANGES

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has written to a Senate Inquiry into superannuation non-payment, urging greater transparency in payslips and an end to secrecy in deals between employers and the ATO on unpaid super.

 

 

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TWO MONTHS ON AND STILL WAITING FOR NEWCASTLE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

Senior members of Newcastle’s legal community joined with Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon today to call for a replacement judge to address the ‘dire’ overload at the Newcastle Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

 

 

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LEGAL CENTRE FUNDING BACKDOWN WELCOME

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed news that the Federal Government won’t proceed with its longstanding plans to slash Community Legal Centre funding.

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NEARLY 1/3 OF NOVOCASTRIAN WORKERS SHORTCHANGED ON SUPER

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has urged workers to check their payslips and superannuation account balances to ensure they are receiving their compulsory 9.5% superannuation, after analysis revealed close to 18,000 Novocastrian workers are being shortchanged on super.  

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JUDGE URGENTLY NEEDED FOR NEWCASTLE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has demanded an urgent replacement judge for the Newcastle registry of the Family Circuit Court, following the exit of Judge Matthew Myers to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Indigenous incarceration in February.

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