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Liberal’s marine vandalism opens the gate to supertrawlers

While the most extensive damage is being done in the critical waters of the Coral Sea, proper protection is being removed for three deep-water sanctuaries in Western Australia: the Gascoyne’s Deepwater Sanctuary is the lifeblood of Ningaloo Reef; the Argo Rowley Deep sanctuary is a crucial feeding and breeding ground for Kimberley marine life; and […]

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Regional Australians urged to have their say on NBN

With only a week to go before submissions close, Regional Australians should take the opportunity to raise their concerns in a short submission to the Committee. Regional Australia has been left to bear the brunt of Malcolm Turnbull’s poor technology choices – switching from fibre to copper – and the Turnbull Government’s refusal to adequately […]

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Fremantle paying the price for Turnbull’s health cuts

Shadow Health Minister Catherine King and local member for Fremantle Josh Wilson visited Cockburn Integrated Health today to hear firsthand about the impact of the Liberals’ cuts to Medicare. Official data shows that people in Fremantle now pay an average out-of-pocket fee of $39.90 to see a GP – among the highest in the country. Fremantle […]

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Our island Nation must right the ship on sea power

The reality is we live an island existence whose brute realities we ignore at our peril. As the biggest island in a region of archipelagos, our lifeblood is the sea and our lifeline is shipping. Our connection to the rest of the world depends not on the internet or flight paths, but on ports, sea […]

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Turnbull’s Fraudulent Freight Link Funding

The advice confirms that a contingent liability is not included in the budget bottom line. Importantly, however, as a contingent liability, the amount cannot be recognised in the financial statement of the Commonwealth. […] In simple terms this means that the amount does not affect the finances of the Commonwealth… Moreover, were the Commonwealth to […]

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Turnbull Government’s Child Care Package cheats struggling families

Most of the 1705 local families are in the lowest income bracket – earning less than $65,710 – and are amongst 279,000 families around Australia who will be worse off under the Government’s package, due to take effect on July 2 this year. Under the Government’s package, families will have to satisfy a complex set […]

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Workers, students, artists squeezed again

With its pre-Christmas release of the Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) this week, the government has cut social welfare, frozen higher education funding, further undermined our independent peak arts body, the Australia Council, and promised higher taxes for low- and middle-income earners. All these actions impact on Fremantle. As a diverse community with strengths in […]

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Dear Minister: Do your job to stop inhumane Manus crisis

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Media Statement

At all times I have been eligible and qualified to represent the Fremantle electorate. I was one of the first members of parliament to release documentation showing the successful renunciation of my British citizenship. I have not served one day as anything other than an Australian citizen. I was endorsed as the Labor candidate for […]

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Armistice Centenary Grants Program: Open for Proposals

Federal Labor Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP, today invited not-for-profit, incorporated and ex-service organisations, schools, museums and cultural institutions, historical associations, and local government agencies across the federal electorate of Fremantle to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for funding through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP). To assist […]

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