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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JOBS, BROADBAND AND RAIL CRITICAL TO REGIONAL GROWTH

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has nominated the NBN,  public service job cuts, stagnant wages and high speed rail as critical items for discussion at today’s public hearing of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation in Newcastle.  

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STATEMENT - CLOSURE OF MANUS ISLAND

I am deeply concerned about the health and wellbeing and safety of the 600 asylum seekers who remain at Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.


Having already been subjected to the horror of years of indefinite detention, these men are now facing great uncertainty while the Government fails to answer basic questions about future arrangements.

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NATIONAL PLAN NEEDED TO REVIVE NEWCASTLE RAIL MANUFACTURING

A Senate inquiry report has recommended a National Rail Manufacturing Industry Plan to help Australia’s ailing rail manufacturing sector secure its share of an estimated $46 billion investment over the next decade.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said the report has huge implications for Newcastle, which is home to one of the largest rail manufacturing hubs in the country.

 

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LAST DAY TO REQUEST NEW MARRIAGE EQUALITY FORM

If your marriage equality form has been lost, stolen, damaged or never arrived, tomorrow (Friday) is the last day to request a replacement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon urged Novocastrians who care about an equal and inclusive society to make sure their voices are heard.

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