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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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TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT E.G. WHITLAM

Mr FITZGIBBON (Hunter) (11:33):  How does one sufficiently and comprehensively pay tribute to the great E.G. Whitlam in five minutes? The reality is one does not. One could not possibly hope to. You would need at least 20 and then, of course, that would not be enough. But I say 20 because I think we need to talk about Gough through four lenses: first, Gough the Prime Minister; second, Gough the parliamentarian; third, Gough the party member—that is the Labor Party member and party leader; and, fourth, Gough the human being—and an honest, compassionate man he was, dedicated to it equity and social justice not only in this country but right around the world.

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QUESTIONS REVEAL SOME ANSWERS ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S CHOATIC DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

The Minister for Agriculture seems incapable of providing any straight answers on drought assistance when questioned in the Chamber.

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ABC RURAL RADIO TRANSCRIPT 28 OCTOBER 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT
RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC RURAL RADIO
TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT: The suspension of live trade to Indonesia 2011

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE PERSONAL EXPLANATION 2

Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 3.17pm

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE PERSONAL EXPLANATION

Tuesday 28 October 2014 at 3.13pm

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JOIN LABOR’S CAMPAIGN TO STOP $100,000 DEGREES

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has launched a national campaign to stop Tony Abbott’s $100,000 university degrees from becoming a reality for Australian students.

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REGIONAL AUSTRALIA PAYING THE PRICE AGAIN FOR ABBOTT’S LIES

Tony Abbott said at the last election he wouldn’t increase taxes. Now Australians will pay every time they fill up their vehicles.

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Government’s drought package in chaos; Cuts to R&D in the agricultural sector; Class action – 2011 live export suspension, Minister misleading the House.

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