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CESSNOCK ADVERTISER COLUMN 3 DECEMBER 2014

Last week Tony Abbott effectively turned off the microphone tuned into rural and regional Australia.  His Government has taken the axe to Auntie.

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SINGLETON ARGUS COLUMN 2 DECEMBER 2014

Last week Tony Abbott effectively turned off the microphone tuned into rural and regional Australia.  His Government has taken the axe to Auntie.

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HANDS OFF OUR AUNTIE, MR ABBOTT

Last week Tony Abbott effectively turned off the microphone tuned into rural and regional Australia.  His Government has taken the axe to Auntie.

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GOVERNMENT DROPS THE BALL ON BIOSECURITY

Important biosecurity reform bills, originally introduced under the former Labor Government to modernise Australia's biosecurity framework, will not now be debated in the Parliament until next year.

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HANSARD 27 NOVEMBER 2014

90 second statement

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HUNTER VALLEY NEWS COLUMN 26 NOVEMBER

Australia did not sign a China Free Trade Agreement last week.  It signed an agreement to agree to an agreement sometime in the future.  That said, it is a good thing that we are inching closer to trade liberalisation agreement with the world’s second biggest economy.

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CESSNOCK ADVERTISER COLUMN 26 NOVEMBER 2014

As always a big crowd packed the Cessnock Leagues Club for Cessnock VIEW Club’s Christmas luncheon last Thursday.  The Mayor and I are always impressed with the strength, enthusiasm and dedication of the Club’s membership.

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HANSARD 26 NOVEMBER 2014

House of Representatives 90 second statement

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GOVERNMENT CUTS TO REGIONAL RESEARCH WILL HURT AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY

The Abbott Government’s cuts to the CSIRO will adversely impact on the agriculture sector's productivity growth.

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BUDGET CUTS HURT OUR ABC

D-Day has come for hundreds of ABC and SBS staff as the organisations reveal which services and shows will be victims of Tony Abbott’s budget cuts – and the Hunter is one of the biggest losers.

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