CASTING A GENDER LENS OVER THE FEDERAL BUDGET

Federal Labor will today launch its annual Women’s Budget Statement to cast a gender lens over Malcolm Turnbull’s 2018 Budget and identify any disproportionate policy impacts on women.

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BUDGET WISH #1 FAIRNESS IS THE ULTIMATE TEST

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has said that whatever the Federal Budget reveals tonight, it must pass the ultimate test of fairness.

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BUDGET WISH #2: RESTORE FUNDING TO NEWCASTLE HOSPITALS

The reversal of Federal Government cuts to Newcastle’s hospitals has scooped second place in Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon’s 2018 Budget Wish List.

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CRAFT BEER TAX CHANGES WELCOMED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed news that the Federal Government has responded to community and political pressure by removing unfair taxes on independent beer brewers.

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NEWCASTLE RAIL MANUFACTURERS TO BENEFIT FROM NATIONAL PLAN

As one of Australia’s largest remaining rail manufacturing hubs, Newcastle stands to reap the benefits of a National Rail Manufacturing Plan announced by Federal Labor today.

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BUDGET WISH #5: ACTION ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

Meaningful action to address housing affordability has been revealed as number five on Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon’s Budget Wish List for 2018.

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BUDGET WISH #6: FIX THE LOOMING AGED CARE CRISIS

Pressure is building for the Turnbull Government to address the looming crisis in aged care in the upcoming Federal Budget.

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BUDGET WISH #7: RESTORE FUNDING TO NEWCASTLE’S SCHOOLS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Federal Government to restore millions of dollars cut from Newcastle schools in the upcoming Federal Budget.

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BUDGET WISH #8 GET HIGH SPEED RAIL BACK ON TRACK

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has named action on east-coast high speed rail links as the eighth item on her Federal Budget Wish List for 2018.

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BUDGET WISH #9: KILL OFF THE ZOMBIE CUTS TO PROTECT PENSIONERS

Billions of dollars’ worth of unlegislated ‘zombie cuts’ that hang around the neck of vulnerable Australians need to be killed off, according to Federal Labor MP Sharon Claydon.

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