HUNTER TAFE CUT DEVASTATING FOR REFUGEE STUDENTS

Refugees and newly-arrived migrants will pay the price for the Turnbull Government’s decision not to continue a longstanding English-language-teaching program through Hunter TAFE.

  

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NEWCASTLE VOLUNTEER AWARDS LAUNCHED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has launched the 2017 Newcastle Volunteer Awards and encouraged Novocastrians to nominate a volunteer for an award.

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MP URGES SUPERANNUATION TRANSPARENCY CHANGES

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has written to a Senate Inquiry into superannuation non-payment, urging greater transparency in payslips and an end to secrecy in deals between employers and the ATO on unpaid super.

 

 

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TWO MONTHS ON AND STILL WAITING FOR NEWCASTLE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

Senior members of Newcastle’s legal community joined with Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon today to call for a replacement judge to address the ‘dire’ overload at the Newcastle Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

 

 

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LEGAL CENTRE FUNDING BACKDOWN WELCOME

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed news that the Federal Government won’t proceed with its longstanding plans to slash Community Legal Centre funding.

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NEARLY 1/3 OF NOVOCASTRIAN WORKERS SHORTCHANGED ON SUPER

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has urged workers to check their payslips and superannuation account balances to ensure they are receiving their compulsory 9.5% superannuation, after analysis revealed close to 18,000 Novocastrian workers are being shortchanged on super.  

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JUDGE URGENTLY NEEDED FOR NEWCASTLE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has demanded an urgent replacement judge for the Newcastle registry of the Family Circuit Court, following the exit of Judge Matthew Myers to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Indigenous incarceration in February.

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MEDIA RELEASE - NBN FEEDBACK REQUESTED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called for feedback from Novocastrians on their NBN experiences as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission prepares to investigate widespread internet speed issues.

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MEDIA RELEASE - HUNTER WORKERS IN FIRING LINE FOR PENALTY RATES CUTS

Almost 50,000 Newcastle and Hunter workers could be hurt by cuts to Sunday penalty rates according to new analysis.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said 47,500 people, or one in six workers, in the Newcastle-Hunter region work in the retail, food and accommodation industries that will be affected by the upcoming cuts.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TO SEEK FEEDBACK ON PENALTY RATE CUT IMPACTS FOR WOMEN

Federal Labor will be asking Australians for feedback on the impact of penalty rate cuts on women as part of an upcoming nationwide gender equity consultation.

The ‘Setting the Agenda’ consultation series will be led by Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek and the Status of Women Caucus Committee to inform the development of Labor’s gender equity blueprint. 

 

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