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Speech - Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports Bill 2018 - House of Representatives - Monday, 18 June 2018

I indicate to the House that I have allocated 50 per cent of my time to the member for Richmond, who will be supporting and seconding the bill.

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PM kicks drought problem down the road

Labor welcomes the Turnbull Government’s announcement that it will extend Farm Household Allowance (FHA) for drought affected farming families. 

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Not a happy 25th Anniversary for the APVMA

The Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) turns 25 today.  There is very little to celebrate.

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Ageing celebrated on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Joel Fitzgibbon Federal Member for Hunter officially opened World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Muswellbrook today.

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Will another Joyce boondoggle be airbrushed from history?

A little more than two weeks before it’s due to open, the so-called “Barnaby Bank” looks destined for the pork barrel scrap heap.

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Turnbull still failing on live exports

The Turnbull Government has failed to even list their Bill to increase penalties for breaches of animal welfare standards in the live export sector in next week’s House of Representatives program.

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Labor focuses on forestry jobs

Today Labor met with representatives from the forestry industry to hear about what is needed to ensure the long term sustainability of the sector.  

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Transcript - Doorstop - Burnie - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

SUBJECTS: Forestry industry in North West Tasmania;  Forestry roundtable, Braddon by-election, Turnbull Government’s cuts to education, QANTAS pilot school bid.

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Transcript - Television Interview - Sky News - Tuesday, 12 June 2018

SUBJECTS:  Drought policy, Regional Investment Corporation, Live Sheep Exports.

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Five years of energy policy inaction threatens Hunter region's jobs

AGL’s announcement that it will be forced to curtail Tomago Aluminium’s electricity supply because of generator outages is very bad news for the Hunter region’s economy and threatens local jobs.

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