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COUNTRY CAUCUS UP AND RUNNING

At its meeting today the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party endorsed the establishment of the Country Caucus.

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ABBOTT’S EXORBITANT DEGREES A DISASTER FOR VETERINARY PROFESSION

The national organisation representing veterinarians has warned the Abbott Government its higher education changes could almost double the cost of veterinary science degrees and have a potentially disastrous impact on the profession.

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JOYCE’S EXAMINATION SHOULD NOT BE CODE FOR LESS SPENDING FOR AUSTRALIA’S BIOSECURITY

Today’s announcement by Barnaby Joyce that there will be consultation on Australia’s Import Risk Analysis must not be code for less spending for Australia’s biosecurity.

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RUTHERFORD PUBLIC - THANK GOODNESS FOR THE BER

Today’s story about the plight of Rutherford Public School is a reminder of the benefits of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program.

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TIME FOR GREENS TO JOIN US IN THE REAL WORLD

Daily Telegraph

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FASTEST GOVERNMENT BACK-DOWN EVER- GOOD NEWS FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS IN RURAL & REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Abbott Government’s back-down on Medicare Rebates for Practice Nurses is good news for rural and regional Australia.

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MINING JOB LOSSES

BHP has announced today it will shed 163 more mining jobs in the Hunter.

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CODIFYING FAIR PLAY FOR FARMERS

OPINION PIECE

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ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE – ANOTHER BLOW TO THE HUNTER’S HEALTH SYSTEM

The Abbott Government has dealt another body blow to the Hunter’s health system by suddenly disallowing Medicare rebates for services performed by Practice Nurses in GP surgeries.

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BACKFLIP BARNABY’S EXPORT FEE HIKE - “AN ACT OF BUREAUCRATIC BASTARDRY”

The live export industry peak body has described hikes in export fess for the live export trade as “an act of bureaucratic bastardry”.

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