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.
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.
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.
Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on Novocasatrians to support businesses that won’t cut Sunday penalty rates despite a Fair Work Commission decision that allows them to do so.
Ms Claydon visited the Terminus Café on Darby Street today to thank owner Joel Syme for choosing not to cut penalty rates for his staff.
The Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates will hurt working Novocastrians who can least afford it, according to Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon.
Ms Claydon said she was ‘deeply disappointed’ with the decision, especially in an environment of record-low wage growth.
$100,000 degrees were the topic of the day when Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon visited the O-Week festivities at the University of Newcastle this week.
SHARON CLAYDON MP
MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE
JOEL FITZGIBBON MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
MEMBER FOR HUNTER
PAT CONROY MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
MEMBER FOR SHORTLAND
MERYL SWANSON MP
MEMBER FOR PATERSON
Hunter Community Legal Centre (HCLC) could be forced to turn away hundreds of local residents from July 1 thanks to the Turnbull Government’s harsh cuts to community legal centres across the country.
Community Legal Centres help hundreds of thousands of people around Australia in need of free legal assistance who do not qualify for legal aid. They are on the frontline in the battle against domestic violence and assist people with problems as diverse as Centrelink debt, tenancy disputes and employment issues.
Hundreds of Novocastrians turned out today in solidarity with people living with a mental illness, their carers, and their families at the annual Mental Health Wellness Walk from Pacific Park to Civic Park.
In a speech at the event, Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said mental illness remained a pressing issue for the region.The Turnbull Government needs to prioritise investing in the health and wellbeing of Australian people over its $50 billion tax cuts for big business.”
Central Coast health care practitioners, small business owners and residents met on Wednesday with members of Labor’s newly formed national Medicare Taskforce to discuss Australia’s health
SHARON CLAYDON MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE
MEDICARE TASKFORCE CHAIR
DR MIKE FREELANDER MP
MEMBER FOR MACARTHUR
MEDICARE TASKFORCE DEPUTY CHAIR
MEDICARE TASKFORCE KICKS OFF WITH CENTRAL COAST HEALTH CHECK
Labor will launch its new Medicare Taskforce on the Central Coast tomorrow with the first in a nationwide series of community consultations about Australia’s health system.
Taskforce Chair Sharon Claydon MP said the Taskforce was formed in response to increasing attacks on Medicare by the Turnbull Government.