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STUDENTS AND UNIS IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND HIT HARD BY MALCOLM TURNBULL’S CUTS

December 21, 2017

Just days out from Christmas, Malcolm Turnbull has delivered students a nasty surprise, revealing he’ll cut $2.2 billion from unis. The cuts effectively put a cap on the number of uni places – taking us back to the bad old days of John Howard.

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PENALTY RATES CUTS IMPACT ON CONSUMER SPENDING

December 12, 2017

Today’s report from the McKell Institute puts the lie to claims from local LNP MPs that penalty rate cuts are good for the economy. The Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on National Growth Trends Report shows that since the cuts to penalty rates on 1 July, Australia has faced the weakest three months of consumer spending since 2008, suggesting there is some correlation between the pay cuts and low consumer spending.

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HFC ROLLOUT DELAY COULD SLUG TAXPAYERS WITH $500 MILLION COST

December 08, 2017

Before a Joint Standing Committee this morning, the NBN Chief Financial Officer conceded the HFC rollout delay could have a negative $500 million impact on the project: “If the program was delayed by 6 months, what you have is, we have I think 1.9 million customers still to connect, that we expect to connect. So if all of those 1.9 million customers, and I don’t think that’s necessarily going to be the case, but if they were all delayed by...

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QUEENSLAND NATS LOSE DEPUTY LEADERSHIP, FAIL OUR STATE AGAIN

December 07, 2017

Regional Queensland’s LNP MPs have been humiliated again in Canberra, failing to win the Deputy Leadership of the National Party in Federal Parliament.

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HANSON SELLS OUT QUEENSLANDERS ON PENALTY RATES… AGAIN

December 04, 2017

Once again Pauline Hanson and One Nation have voted against the very battlers they claim to fight for. It’s time One Nation fess up to their true agenda; keeping the Liberals in Government and keeping wages for working Queenslanders low. Today in the Senate, Hanson had the opportunity to vote with Labor to protect penalty rates. Labor proposed amendments to the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017...

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THE CHOICE: LABOR’S INVESTMENT OR LNP-ONE NATION CUTS AND CHAOS

November 23, 2017

With two days till the State election, the choice for Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast voters is clear - continued investment by Labor, or cuts and chaos from an LNP-One Nation Coalition. Anyone who watches Federal politics has had a sneak preview of what lies ahead, if an LNP-One Nation Coalition is elected on Saturday.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA