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Transcript - Television Interview - Sky News - Tuesday, 19 June 2018

SUBJECTS: Tax, Live Sheep Exports, Government policy vacuum on drought; Clive Palmer.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Canberra - Tuesday, 19 June 2018

SUBJECTS: Inadequate Government response to drought affected farming families; Government refusal to debate their live export Bill.

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Centrelink debt recovery debacle hits a new low

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon has lashed out in Parliament over the Turnbull Government’s Centrelink debt recovery debacle.

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PM playing politics with the live sheep trade

Speaking to the media today Malcolm Turnbull claimed Labor was playing politics with the Government’s Export Legislation Amendment (Live-Stock) Bill 2018 which will increase penalties for breaches of animal welfare standards in the live export sector.

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Speech - Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports Bill 2018 - House of Representatives - Monday, 18 June 2018

I indicate to the House that I have allocated 50 per cent of my time to the member for Richmond, who will be supporting and seconding the bill.

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PM kicks drought problem down the road

Labor welcomes the Turnbull Government’s announcement that it will extend Farm Household Allowance (FHA) for drought affected farming families. 

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Not a happy 25th Anniversary for the APVMA

The Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) turns 25 today.  There is very little to celebrate.

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Ageing celebrated on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Joel Fitzgibbon Federal Member for Hunter officially opened World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Muswellbrook today.

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Will another Joyce boondoggle be airbrushed from history?

A little more than two weeks before it’s due to open, the so-called “Barnaby Bank” looks destined for the pork barrel scrap heap.

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Turnbull still failing on live exports

The Turnbull Government has failed to even list their Bill to increase penalties for breaches of animal welfare standards in the live export sector in next week’s House of Representatives program.

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