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SINGLETON ARGUS COLUMN 25/03/2014

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PRIORITIES FOR MY ELECTORATE

House of Representatives - 90 second statement

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EXPRESSWAY DONE – TIME TO MOVE ON

Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon has quickly moved on from the euphoria of the Hunter Expressway opening by calling for the acceleration of other New England Highway projects.

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WA FARMERS LEFT HIGH AND DRY

Western Australian Farmers are understandably angry about the Abbott Government’s failure to deliver drought assistance in their state.
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The Hunter Expressway - a great Labor achievement

House of Representatives March 20th 2014

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HUNTER REGION TO BE HIT BY GP TAX

Figures released today show the Federal Government’s proposed $750 million GP tax will hit millions of Australians hard, prompting Hunter Labor MPs to warn that families in the region will be among the hardest hit.

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HUNTER EXPRESSWAY OPENING 90 SECOND STATEMENT

90 second statement

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TRANSCRIPT - ABC, INSIDERS WITH BARRIE CASSIDY

SUBJECT/S: Drought assistance package; Industry assistance; Industrial relations; Senator Conroy; Qantas

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Main Committee Speech

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2010-2011 and the cognate bill. Over the course of the 11½ years John Howard was Prime Minister and his government was in office, they enjoyed almost unprecedented continued economic growth. They were the golden years, largely fuelled by a resources boom. But in many ways I feel they were wasted years. I am not suggesting that they were years without any economic reform; that would be churlish of me. Of course there was some reform, and much of that reform was supported by the opposition of the day. But in my view, and I think it is a historical fact, infrastructure investment gave way to populist fiscal policy and transfer payment policies.

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MOU DECISION, BAD FOR ANIMAL WELFARE, BAD FOR INDUSTRY

The Abbott Government's decision to scrap Labor's Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for new live-export markets is a backward step for both the sector and animal welfare

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