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COUNTRY CAUCUS WELCOMES JOHN KERIN

I am delighted to announce the Hon John Kerin AM has accepted our invitation to become Patron of Labor’s Country Caucus.

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FIGURES CONFIRM DROUGHT PACKAGE A FAILURE

Revelations that only 6 per cent of the money allocated for drought assistance loans has been allocated confirms the failure of the Abbott Government’s drought package.

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TONY ABBOTT'S DOUBLE HIT ON THE SICK IN HUNTER

Families in the Hunter electorate will be among the hardest hit by Tony Abbott’s double hit on the sick Australians, Mr Fitzgibbon said today.

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90 Second Statement - Concessional Loans Scheme

90 Second House of Represnetatives Statement

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PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT 27 AUGUST 2014

SUBJECT:Meeting with Northern Territory Producers, bipartisan support for further drought relief, concern at rising debt levels in farming communities.

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WINNING RURAL HEARTS AND MINDS

A little over a year ago a newly re-elected Prime Minister asked me what position I would like to hold in his Cabinet.

And I had a senior role in mind – it’s called agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

Now let’s be honest – not every politician asked by a PM what he or she would like to do in the name of the country would nominate agriculture in the first instance.

 

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WINNING RURAL HEARTS AND MINDS

FARMONLINE OPINION PIECE

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LABOR SUPPORTS TASMANIAN FARMERS CALL FOR RETURN OF STOLEN MONEY

Labor supports the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association’s call for the return of $30 million that Barnaby Joyce stole from Tasmania’s share of the former Labor Government’s farm finance concessional loans scheme.

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TRANSCRIPT - DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE FAILURE

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORS PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA MONDAY, 25 AUGUST 2014

SUBJECT: Drought Assistance Package failure

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BARNABY’S AD HOC “INFORMAL” DROUGHT RESPONSE

Desperate drought affected farmers learned today where they rate on the Abbott Government’s priority list.

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