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The new PM and drought

The new Prime Minister has declared the drought a priority.  That is good news.

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New Coalition Agreement must be made public

The new Prime Minister Scott Morrison must commit to making public any new Coalition Agreement with the National Party.

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Growing aged care crisis hurts residents in the Hunter

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon has called out the Turnbull Government’s failure to stop the growing waiting list for home care packages.

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Turnbull Government votes against offering stronger support for drought affected farmers

Labor is disappointed the Turnbull Government rejected the opportunity to support proposed amendments to the Farm Household Support Amendment (Temporary Measures) Bill which would have given struggling farmers the opportunity to receive the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) supplement payment as a $12,000 lump sum payment.

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Government dysfunction continues in live sheep trade

It has been more than four months since we witnessed the shocking cruelty of 60,000 sheep suffering on board the Awassi Express in the height of the searing Middle East summer.

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Speech - The Farm Household Support Amendment (Temporary Measures) Bill 2018 - Tuesday, 21 August

RESTORING THE DROUGHT REFORM PROCESS – A SUSTAINABLY PROFITABLE AGRICULTURE SECTOR

SPEECH ON THE FARM HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT AMENDMENT (TEMPORARY MEASURES) BILL 2018

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Transcript - Radio Interview - Power FM - Monday, 20 August

JESSICA ROUSE: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stood on yet another drought affected property over the weekend to make yet another announcement. It’s the third in a suite of drought measures from the Government. To discuss it a little bit further I’m  joined on the line by Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon. Joel, thank you so much for your time this morning.

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Sunday becoming drought assistance catch up day

Another Sunday, another drought policy. It is clear today’s drought announcement is more about saving Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership than the needs of drought affected farming families - and still doesn’t do enough to get out farmers the help they need right now.

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Fitzgibbon highlights the need for quality aged health care

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon addressed the Parliament today to express the importance of caring for our older Australians, in particular ensuring access to health practitioners in aged care facilities.

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Speech - Federation Chamber - Aged Care - Wednesday, 15 August 2018

As Members of Parliament, we should always be mindful of the role older Australians have played in the development of our great nation.

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