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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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TRANSCRIPT FEBRUARY 26TH

E&OE TRANSCRIPT
DOORSTOP
WEDNESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2014
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
SUBJECT/S: Drought assistance package; Stephen Conroy.

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PACKAGE: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER & DETAILS UNCLEAR

Labor supports the drought package announced today.

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SKY LUNCHTIME AGENDA TRANSCRIPT

SUBJECT/S: Drought assistance package; Senator Conroy.

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PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT

Drought assistance package.

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CAPITAL HILL INTERVIEW

ABC 24

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HANSARD - The Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Dairy Produce) Bill 2014 will amend the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

Hansard 25th February 2014

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SHORT-SIGHTED, MEAN-SPIRITED AND MISGUIDED; ABBOTT PULLS RUG FROM UNDER FARMERS’ MARKETS

Not-for-profit community gardens, farmers’ markets, food rescue groups and community health are the big losers from the Abbott Government’s short-sighted, mean-spirited and misguided decision to abolish the Community Food Grant program.

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FITZGIBBON SUPPORTS LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS THROUGH NEW DoSomethingNearYou INITIATIVE

In a push to get more people volunteering for community groups and events in the Hunter electorate, Joel Fitzgibbon has linked up with the DoSomething! charity to launch a website that makes it easier for people to volunteer.

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