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Swim Smart – Labor’s plan to keep our kids safe in the water

Whether it’s at the beach, the river or the backyard pool – enjoying the water is part of Australian life. Aussies love swimming, but too many young people are growing up without learning sufficient water safety skills to keep them safe.  In 2017-18, nearly 250 people drowned in Australian waterways. One in five drownings were […]

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Joint Standing Committee Report into Regional NBN

Of primary concern to the Committee was evidence given about the deterioration of NBN’s Fixed Wireless service, most likely due to congestion issues. The regrettable decision by NBNCo to reduce its fixed-line footprint and instead over-subscribe the fixed-wireless network has compounded this problem, leaving regional Australians worse off in the short-term, and taxpayers worse off […]

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Environmental protection and transport clarity

This long-awaited move will help secure the environmental protection of a rare and precious wetland. It also underpins the clarity and commitment the WA government has shown to a range of sensible and necessary transport projects in the Fremantle electorate, including the widening of the freeway, the construction of the North Lake Road bridge, the […]

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New Freo bridge would transform transport and community links

There is no shortage of infrastructure needs in WA as the state emerges from a period of recession seeking to strengthen and diversify our economy.  For example, there is a well-established need for a new rail and road bridge across the Swan River in Fremantle.  This was identified by the previous Carpenter/Gallop government, which made […]

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Stronger Communities funding: call for EOIs

Matched funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 may be sought on a dollar-for-dollar basis for eligible small capital works that are aimed at increasing community participation. Grant funding must amount to 50 per cent or less of the project’s value, but the community group contribution can be ‘in kind’.  “Three previous rounds of this grant […]

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Wilson swings in

As reported in the Fremantle Herald on 3 August 2018. IT was such an insipid by-election you could almost be forgiven for missing it, but Josh Wilson was re-elected as the federal member for Fremantle last Saturday. Election analysts noted Fremantle’s voter turnout was the lowest since Federation. At final count Mr Wilson had 67.2 […]

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High Court decision

It continues to be the basis of the Australian Electoral Commission’s advice to candidates (in the current Candidate’s Handbook), and was the guidance I followed when I nominated in 2016.  The new interpretation of the law means the question of whether a person took all ‘reasonable steps’ to renounce foreign citizenship simply doesn’t exist for […]

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Liberals all talk and no action on Henderson investment

On the eve of the state election in February 2017 the Prime Minister told Western Australians that:   “We’re backing them. We’re putting in here $100 million over the next few years to get ready for the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).” Malcolm TurnbullHenderson, 20 February 2017 But with the multibillion-dollar OPV build less than two years away […]

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More dregs for WA as we drift towards NBN backwater

WA has already been lumped with by far the largest share of the worst NBN line technology, fibre-to-the-node (FTTN). Senate Estimates revealed in February that WA is getting far and away the highest proportion of FTTN, the worst line broadband technology. WA will see 61% of its network in the form of FTTN, compared to […]

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‘They lied to us’: Live export trade is broken

here is no doubt the current trade and regulatory system, the exporters and the Australian Livestock Exporter Council (ALEC) have been joined together in overseeing a gross and immoral failure. It is a system incapable of identifying the most obvious and gross mistreatment of animals, let alone doing anything about it. It is a system […]

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