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FEDERAL BUDGET MUST GIVE GOLD COAST GAMES ITS FAIR SHARE

May 07, 2017

New figures have revealed the Turnbull Government is ripping off Queenslanders, by providing less Federal funding than was given to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, more than ten years ago. Back in 2006, the then Howard Government gave a total of $293 million in direct financial and in-kind support (eg security and anti-doping services) to help stage the Melbourne Games.

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BRANDIS RECOGNISES LEGAL CENTRE CUTS WERE WRONG

April 24, 2017

Today's reversal to Federal cuts to Community Legal Centres is a humiliating backdown for George Brandis and a victory for access to justice on the Gold Coast. Labor has been protesting these cuts for years, arguing vulnerable Australians in need of free legal services - including domestic violence victims - would suffer.

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GOLD COAST LNP DIRTY LAUNDRY ON DISPLAY AT CCC INQUIRY

April 23, 2017

Yesterday’s hearing into the Crime and Corruption Commission’s Operation Belcarra put the arrogance of the Gold Coast LNP on full display. In the hearing a number of serious allegations were heard against a number of Gold Coast LNP operatives, concerning the 2016 Gold Coast City Council elections.

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NEW 457 VISA POLICY MORE STYLE THAN SUBSTANCE

April 18, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull’s latest announcement on 457 visas shows that the LNP are more interested in style than substance when it comes to fixing abuses to the 457 visa system. Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced with great fanfare that he would be scrapping 457 visas and replacing them with a new visa system.

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LNP DITHERS WHILE LABOR COMMITS TO FLOOD LEVEE

April 10, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is the latest in a long line of LNP politicians to refuse to commit to a flood levee in Rockhampton. Barnaby Joyce’s visit to Rockhampton over the weekend would have been a perfect opportunity for the LNP to follow Federal Labor’s lead and commit to funding a flood levee.

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JOYCE ASKS PRAWN INDUSTRY TO PAY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S MISTAKE

April 10, 2017

In an extraordinary act of arrogance, the Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce has asked the devastated Queensland prawn industry to help pay for his own Government’s mistakes on White Spot Disease.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA