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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MEDIA RELEASE - CALL TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORTS WORKERS

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.

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MEDIA RELEASE - PENALTY RATES DECISION TO HIT NEWCASTLE WORKERS HARD

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.

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MEDIA RELEASE - $100,000 DEGREE PLANS WEIGH HEAVILY ON UoN STUDENTS

$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.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE - HUNTER COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE SERVICES THREATENED BY GOVERNMENT’S CRUEL CUTS

 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.

 

 

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MEDIA RELEASE - BIG TURNOUT FOR NEWCASTLE MENTAL HEALTH WALK

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.”

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MEDIA RELEASE - CENTRAL COAST HEALTH CHECK RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

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

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MEDIA RELEASE - MEDICARE TASKFORCE KICKS OFF WITH CENTRAL COAST HEALTH CHECK

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.

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