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NATIONALS FREE-WHEELING IN ABBOTT’S ABSENCE

While the cat's away the mice will play and The Nationals are certainly free-wheeling today in Tony Abbott's absence.

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DENMAN AND MERRIWA MEN’S SHEDS RECOGNISED WITH A FEDERAL GRANT

Denman and Merriwa Men’s Sheds will receive $2,000 and $3,000 respectively through the Australian Government Shed Development Program.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES BUILD LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND LEAD THE WORLD

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Kelvin Thomson and Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, today announced that twelve businesses were reimbursed a combined total of $409,113 under the Australian Government’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Scheme in 2011-12.

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STANFORD MERTHYR ROUNDABOUT NEARING COMPLETION

Work to complete the Stanford Merthyr roundabout is progressing well and on track for completion next month.

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A NEW LIFESTYLE PRECINCT FOR MAITLAND

The Rudd Labor Government has announced a $7 million grant towards Maitland City Council’s “The Levee” project.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT SCRAPS AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Public confidence in the live export trade has again been shaken; this time not by public footage of animal cruelty, but by the actions of the Abbott Government.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT TO CUT MILLIONS FROM CRIME PREVENTION FUND

Federal funding to community organisations for crime prevention in the Hunter electorate will be cut by the Abbott Government which shows nothing is safe from the Government’s Commission of Cuts, said Mr Fitzgibbon.

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HUNTER RESIDENTS HIT WITH INCREASED TAX BILL

More than 20,200 workers in the Hunter electorate will pay more tax under the Abbott Government’s super tax changes.

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SINGLETON CAMP - HIGH-LEVEL ROUNTABLE URGES ACTION ON FIFO IN NSW

A meeting of Hunter community leaders has called for government action to address the growing use of Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) workers in the state’s mining industry.

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BREAKING POLITICS - About saving face

Labor's continued "broken promises" are an embarrassment, says Liberal MP, but was Tony Abbott's "high calibre" parental leave comment an insult to everyday working women?

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