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Canberra Report: Prime agricultural land must be preserved

THERE was time when our food was largely grown in our backyards.

 

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Canberra Report: Regional towns depend on ABC

Last week in Parliament I took the opportunity to highlight the important service the ABC provides to regional areas like the Hunter and the contribution it makes to our nation's identity.

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Canberra Report: We can do more to offer 'protection'

I was pleased to officially opened World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Muswellbrook on Friday.

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Canberra Report: Taking the wheel for independent mechanics

A recent campaign I’ve been working on locally is the call for independent mechanics to be given access to the same technical information which car manufacturers make available to their authorised dealers and preferred repairer networks.

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OPINION PIECE: Drought policy

The Prime Minister begins a drought tour this week but will any policy substance emerge?

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Canberra Report: Flurry of activity around sheep trade

Parliament is in session again this week following another extraordinary four days last week.

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OPINION PIECE: Milking dairy farmer for all they're worth

In 2016, dairy farmers Bec and Glen Casey heard from milk producer Murray Goulburn that it would be cutting the price of milk.

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Canberra Report: Full marks go to everyone involved

What a great pleasure it's been to help and support the team at the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre.

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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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