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Branxton Preschool awarded $5,000 volunteer grant

It was all smiles at Branxton Preschool on Tuesday when Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon visited to congratulate the community organisation on receiving a $5,000 grant under the latest Volunteer Grants Program.

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Senate Estimates reveal RIC boondoggle continues to fail Australian farmers

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Estimates Committee last night once again exposed that the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), a trademark Barnaby Joyce boondoggle, is failing to deliver timely assessment and delivery of concessional loan applications.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - RN Drive - Monday, 8 April

SUBJECTS: Animal rights activists, electric vehicles, Adani.

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Government props up Budget with NDIS underspend

Over the past six years the Liberals and Nationals have undermined the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) and as a result Australians living with a disability, their families and carers are being short changed.

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Transcript - NDIS Speech - Federation Chamber - Thursday, 5 April 2019

Very sadly, the most common source of complaint to my busy electorate office is the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Morrison Government continues to drag its feet on forestry water rule

This week I received a response in relation to my Freedom of Information request to the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Colbeck.

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Dairy cow deaths and suffering in Sri Lanka

Minister Littleproud should make a statement to the Parliament about television footage of Australian dairy cow deaths and suffering in Sri Lanka to reassure the community that animal welfare standards are being enforced.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - 2NM - Wednesday, 3 April 2019

SUBJECTS: Federal Budget, Budget impact on the Upper Hunter, Government cuts, drought funding, Hunter infrastructure projects overlooked.

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Agriculture and the budget: Same old tricks

The Morrison Government has used the 2019-20 Budget to pretend it has changed its view of the world. 

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Morrison's budget priorities all wrong for the Hunter

After six years of the Liberals’ and Nationals’ cuts and chaos, and six weeks before an election, this budget was Scott Morrison’s last chance to reverse his cuts to the services that people in the Hunter electorate rely on.

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