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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BUDGET WISH #10: A FAIR GO FOR INDEPENDENT BREWERS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Federal Government to give craft beer brewers a fair go in the upcoming budget.

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NEWCASTLE-HUNTER RESIDENTS NEED ACTION ON PREDATORY PAYDAY LENDERS

Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Communities Senator Louise Pratt joined Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon Newcastle today for community discussions about the serious and growing problem of payday lending and rent-to-buy schemes in the Newcastle-Hunter region.  

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CRAFT BEER BREWERS DESERVE A FAIR GO

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on the Turnbull Government to remove unfair taxes that are benefitting big beer manufacturers at the expense of smaller independent brewers.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS DESERVE BETTER

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has backed Newcastle’s early childhood educators walking off the job on Tuesday in protest against low pay.

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SEISMIC TESTING PETITIONS REFERRED TO FEDERAL PARLIAMENT

The concerns of more than 2100 people who signed petitions opposing planned seismic tests off the coast of Newcastle and the Central Coast have been delivered to Federal Parliament by the Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOWN, SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTS UP IN NEWCASTLE

Newly released New South Wales crime data shows that while domestic violence in Newcastle has reduced slightly in the past year, reports of sexual assaults have climbed to the highest levels in years.

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GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP TO UNSCRUPULOUS PAYDAY LENDERS

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon has called on the Turnbull Government to act on unscrupulous payday lenders preying on vulnerable Novocastrians.

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NSW MUSTN’T ABANDON DISABILITY ADVOCACY FUNDING RESPONSIBILITIES

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has accused the New South Wales State Government of deceitfully using the rollout of the NDIS as an excuse to shirk its responsibilities for disability advocacy funding.

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NOVOCASTRIANS FACE YEAR-LONG WAITS FOR AGED CARE PACKAGES

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has warned of a looming crisis in aged care after seeing a spike in local constituents contacting her to complain they had been waiting for up to a year for in-home aged care packages to become available.

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