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MERRIWA DIARY COLUMN 31 OCTOBER 2014

Few issues raise emotions more than the live export sector.  Proof of that can be found in the “in-box” of most members of parliament following the recent ABC Lateline story which showed what were allegedly Australian cattle and sheep being mistreated in the Middle East.

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HUNTER VALLEY NEWS COLUMN 31 OCTOBER 2014

Few issues raise emotions more than the live export sector.  Proof of that can be found in the “in-box” of most members of parliament following the recent ABC Lateline story which showed what were allegedly Australian cattle and sheep being mistreated in the Middle East.

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CESSNOCK ADVERTISER COLUMN 31 OCTOBER 2014

Few issues raise emotions more than the live export sector.  Proof of that can be found in the “in-box” of most members of parliament following the recent ABC Lateline story which showed what were allegedly Australian cattle and sheep being mistreated in the Middle East.

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TRADES TRAINING CENTRES OFFICIALLY OPENED

Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon today participated in the official opening of the All Saints College Trades Training Centres.

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DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS NEED A WIN, NOT SPIN

Nationals MPs are calling on their own colleagues in Government to extend support in the drought concessional loans scheme while Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce dithers on getting the drought relief out that is already available.

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CAUSE FOR CONFIDENCE IN LIVE EXPORT

This article was first published in FARMONLINE on Monday the 3rd of November 2014.

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HUNTER VALLEY NEWS COLUMN 29 OCTOBER 2014

The ATO is reminding taxpayers who complete their own return to lodge online before the 31 October deadline to avoid penalties.
The fastest and most convenient way to lodge is through the ATO’s free myTax or e-tax services.

MyTax has just 10 main screens to complete and is designed specifically for those with straightforward tax affairs while e-tax remains the most convenient way to lodge for people with more complex tax affairs.

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CESSNOCK ADVERTISER COLUMN 29TH OCTOBER 2014

Every now and again something comes along which immediately if only temporarily, transforms the atmosphere of Parliament House.  Gough Whitlam’s passing was one of those events.

 

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GOVERNMENT GO-SLOW ON AG INVESTMENT PROMISE

The (still) Acting Assistant Treasurer Mathias Cormann has confirmed a Government go-slow on implementing an election commitment to lower the threshold for review of investments in agricultural land.

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LABOR WELCOMES NEW CHAIR OF AUSTRALIAN LIVESTOCK EXPORTERS' COUNCIL (ALEC)

The Opposition welcomes the appointment of Simon Crean as the Chair of the Australia Live Exporters' Council.

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