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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CHARITIES COULD BE SILENCED IN FOREIGN DONATIONS REFORM

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has warned that the Turnbull Government’s proposed foreign donations reform could prevent many charities, not-for-profits and advocacy groups from speaking out on government policy.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO COMMIT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

Federal Member for Newcastle and Chair of Labor’s Status of Women Committee Sharon Claydon has tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the Turnbull Government to implement paid domestic and family violence leave as a matter of urgency.

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE LOSES OUT IN BUDGET UPDATE

 

 

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PM REFUSES TO DISCUSS NEWCASTLE ORG'S NBN WOES

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has accused the Prime Minister of  having ‘callous disregard’ for the women and children who rely on the services of a Newcastle-based community organisation after he refused to answer questions about the massive NBN issues they are facing.

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MEDIA RELEASE - MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS A REALITY!

The Federal Parliament has overwhelmingly passed marriage equality with only four dissenting votes in the House of Representatives vote this evening.

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NEWCASTLE SECURES $5 MILLION FOR SMART FUTURE

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed news that Newcastle has been awarded $5 million in the first round of federal ‘Smart City’ funding.

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