Media Release - Turnbull insults Newcastle Residents with no answers on NBN

27 August 2014

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has insulted residents in Newcastle who are crying out for high-speed broadband by refusing to answer when they can expect to receive access to the National Broadband Network.

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Speech - National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill

16 July 2014

It is with regret that I speak today on the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceuticals Benefits) Bill 2014, the regret being that the increased cost of pharmaceuticals is expected to cost Australians more than $1.3 billion over the next four years. 

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Speech - Don't slow the NDIS

17 July 2014

I rise in relation to the Treasurer's comments yesterday on the budget that there are alternatives, apparently, that the government is now thinking of taking. Today I call on this government to rule out any plans that it might have in place to slow down, in any way, the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

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Speech - Eyes in the sky: Inquiry into drones and the regulation of safety and privacy

14 July 2014

I rise to speak to the Committee’s first report to this 44th Parliament, Eyes in the Sky: Inquiry into drones and the regulation of air safety and privacy.

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Speech - Newcastle Art Gallery

14 July 2014

I rise today to voice concern at the lack of agreement between representatives of three major accounting professional organisations regarding the donation of the Black Totem II sculpture to Newcastle City Council by Wendy Whiteley.

 

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Media Release - Hunter Region to be hit hard by Child Care Benefit Cut

10 July 2014

Hunter Labor MPs are warning of the impact on local families from the Abbott Government’s plan to freeze income thresholds for the Child Care Benefit

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Media Release - NAIDOC Week 2014

7 July 2014

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon began NAIDOC Week 2014 at the Aboriginal flag raising ceremony held in Civic Park today.

This year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations are based on the theme of Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond, honouring all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served with honour and pride in Australia's military conflicts and engagements across the globe.

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Media Release - Ensuring Pedestrian Safety for Hunter Stadium

1 July 2014

Sharon Claydon today joined State Member for Wallsend and Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Sonia Hornery, on a walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station to Hunter Stadium, to assess the safety and accessibility of the pedestrian route for sporting fans.

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Media Release - MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY ABANDONED BY ABBOTT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

27 June 2014

Today's job loss announcements at Forgacs and Sandvik will have profound effects on the Newcastle and Hunter region and are another example of the Abbott Liberal Government's failure to have a plan for Australian jobs and industry.

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Media Release - Abbott Liberal Government Abandons Aboriginal Health Program in Newcastle

27 June 2014

The Abbott Liberal Government has turned its back on Newcastle’s Aboriginal youth by cutting funds to the successful Deadly Choices program.

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