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MEDIA STATEMENT - Gough Whitlam

I had the very great pleasure and privilege of knowing Gough Whitlam well.

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CESSNOCK ADVERTISER COLUMN 22ND OCTOBER 2014

Last week I attended the launch of a McKell institute report titled: Meeting the Shortfall.  It was commissioned by Clubs NSW.

It is well documented that with an aging population and a future in which workforce participation will be in decline, government's will find it harder to fund community services like child care and aged care.  The report reinforces that point. 

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TIME TO CHANGE STATUS QUO

THE J. K. McDougall Lecture Series started as celebration of the centenary of the Ararat ALP branch. J. K. McDougall was a farmer, poet and prose writer, an activist and politician. He was also champion of regional development and responsible for the extension of telephone, telegraph and postal services in his electorate. On Friday, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs JOEL FITZGIBBON delivered the 12th lecture in the series. This is an edited version of his speech:

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AGRICULTURE GREEN PAPER – LATE AND LIGHT ON ANSWERS

Labor welcomes the arrival of the long over-due Agriculture Green paper.

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House of Reresentatives Hansard 20 October 2014

House of Reresentatives Hansard 20 October 2014

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OPINION PIECE TIME TO CHANGE STATUS QUO

OPINION PIECE

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT GIVES WITH ONE HAND AND TAKES WITH THE OTHER ON RURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Today the Abbott Government launched the Coalition’s rural research and development grants program to much fanfare.

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AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS GREEN PAPER STILL MISSING 10/10/2014

Here we are with another week passed and still no sign of the Abbott Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT SMASHES AGRICULTURE AGENCIES

The Abbott Government is undertaking an unprecedented attack on Australia's agriculture chemicals regulator and three key agriculture research corporations.

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THE UNKINDEST CUTS TO OUR ABC

This article was first published in FARMONLINE on Monday the 6th of October 2014.

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