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Canberra Report: End uncertainty for Hunter families

Labor has recently launched its national campaign calling on the Turnbull Government to properly fund our preschools and end the uncertainty for families in the Hunter electorate.

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Canberra Report: Government's in bat for wrong side

Those trying to understand the Turnbull government's motivation for opposing the Royal Commission into the banking and financial services sectors should look to the actions of the Government right back in 2013.

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Canberra Report: Poor judgement not rare in politics

Poor judgement is not a rare thing in politics.

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OPINION PIECE: Live trade sector must make improvements

Another unacceptable incident in the live trade sector made an already busy week considerably busier for me last week.

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Canberra Report: Our farmers need better alternatives

Last week's 60 Minutes program put the live export trade back in the public spot light.

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Canberra Report: Public dental funding cuts a kick in the nation's teeth

Recent data showing that Australia's oral health is in a shocking condition highlights the Rgrowing need to invest in rural and regional health services.

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Canberra Report: Now I've seen and heard everything

In energy only four things should matter to Hunter residents: affordable and reliable power, local jobs, and the health of our natural environment.  

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Canberra Report: Ending a costly loophole for the wealthy

Under Bob Hawke's leadership, Paul Keating remodelled the Australian economy.

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Canberra Report: Cool heads must prevail over tariffs

Donald Trump has put "free-trade" back on everyone's mind. Free trade is international trading free of tariff barriers.

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Protecting environment protects food and profits

Last week's episode of the ABC's 4 Corners must surely shake the stub born, ignorant and lazy out of their slumber and denial.

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