Media Release - Newcastle needs a real high-speed broadband network

10 March 2014

The Abbott Liberal Government have abandoned all plans for high-speed broadband in Newcastle and residents have been left in total limbo, with no timetable for connection and no advice on what sort of service they will eventually get.

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Media Release - Newcastle to be hit by GP Tax

4 March 2014

Figures released today show the Federal Government’s proposed $750 million GP tax will hit millions of Australians hard, prompting Hunter Labor MPs to warn that families in the region will be among the hardest hit.

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Media Release - Calls for Federal Government to Honour Merewether Baths Funding

24 February 2014

Sharon Claydon today called on the Federal Government to honour the fully-budgeted funding grant to redevelop the Merewether Baths Pavilion and surrounding domain. 

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Speech - Call for continuation of support to Close the Gap

13 February 2014

Sharon Claydon has called on the Federal Government to continue funding vital programs and initiatives that are playing an important role in closing the gap. 

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Media Release - JANUARY SCHOOLKIDS BONUS COULD BE THE LAST FOR 7315 FAMILIES IN NEWCASTLE

20 January 2014

This January, 1.3 million Australian families will be receiving the SchoolKids Bonus, a payment of $410 for every primary school child and $820 for every secondary school child. 

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Media Release - Labor celebrates Special Olympics

7 December 2013

Federal Labor congratulates all athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers at the Special Olympics-2013 Asia Pacific Games that concludes in Newcastle today.

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Speech - The Government must support Medicare Locals

21 November 2013

Sharon Claydon has called on the Abbott government to pledge their support for the Medical Locals around the country and provide certainty for their future, highlighting the fantastic work of the Hunter Medicare Local and their role in delivering primary health care in the region.    

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