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Canberra Report: Let's get on with it, the clock is ticking

So now we know, the Prime Minister plans to hold a federal election in May. That’s if his Government survives that long.

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Canberra Report: Workers' woes a point of frustration

The number of workers not receiving their superannuation payments from employers is on the rise.

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Canberra Report: Worth fighting for - a costly price for peace

One hundred years ago on November 11, when the guns fell silent on the western front, battle-hardened Australian soldiers embraced one another out of a mixture of joy and sorrow.

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Canberra Report: Investment in early childhood

Labor announced last week that, if in government, it will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program - the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.

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Canberra Report: Diversity in the media's ownership is key for a voice

There are few things more fundamental to our democracy than diversity in media ownership. 

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Canberra Report: Labor supports aged care Royal Commission

All who tuned in to Four Corners' reports on our aged care system will have been shocked and disappointed by the heartbreaking cases showing vulnerable people being abused or not receiving the care and respect they deserve.

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Canberra Report: Let's do what we can to lighten the load

I know all readers will join me in expressing concern about the coming bushfire season.

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Canberra Report: Five reasons why foreign aid is a necessity

THE drought is terrible and our farmers need and deserve our support.

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Canberra Report: Looking back on Greta Migrant Camp

Next year marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Greta Army Camp and the 70th anniversary of its transformation into a Migrant Camp.

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OPINION PIECE: Dam Shame We're Not Looking to the Future

It is a statement of fact that, for food producers’ purposes, we can improve our soils more quickly and cheaply than we can build dams. Dams are expensive and in the end our farmers pay through the high water charges necessary to help recover the capital costs.

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