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RIC pork barrel an illusion

On the day the Turnbull Government said its Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) would be open for business in Orange, it has instead launched a website in its place.

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Turnbull delays action on live exports

The last week of Parliamentary sittings before the winter recess has come and gone and the Turnbull Government has again failed to bring on its own Bill to increase penalties and sanctions for non-compliant live exporters.

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Penalty rate cuts in the Hunter will be deeper on July 1

This Sunday, July 1, workers in retail and hospitality in the Hunter will see even bigger cuts to their penalty rates.

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Fitzgibbon stands up for the ABC

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon has voiced his support in Parliament for the ABC and his concerns over funding cuts.

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Speech - House of Representatives - Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018 - Wednesday, 27 June 2018

I begin my contribution this afternoon by acknowledging the severity of the drought our country currently faces, which is experienced by not only our farmers and their families but also the rural communities that rely so heavily on the health of the farming sector.

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Transcript - Speech - Federation Chamber - Farm Household Allowance - Monday, 25 June 2018

Australia's farmers are facing a shocking, terrible and protracted drought, and I join with all members contributing to this debate in expressing my sympathy and support for them, many of whom are now going into their eighth year of drought.

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Transcript - Doors - Canberra - Monday, 25 June 2018

Today we have 60,000 live sheep stuck in the supply chain and people everywhere are asking, where does the Turnbull Government stand on the live sheep trade?

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From Maccas to park bench

We saw the debacle of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) being run out of Maccas in Armidale.

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Turnbull without a plan for live sheep exports

What is the Turnbull Government’s honest view of the live sheep export trade?  Where is its plan for it?

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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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