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Ballots & Barbed-Wire in Kabul: August, 2014

That was Thursday. On Saturday night I was standing in the departures hall at Perth Airport trying to convince the reluctant Emirates staff to check me in because at that stage I had neither a return flight nor a visa for Afghanistan. Eighteen hours later I was in waiting in line at Kabul Airport as […]

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Watering Down Ocean Protection Threatens our Future

The Turnbull government has again damaged Australia’s environmental and economic future by cutting big holes in Labor’s carefully designed network of marine protected areas. This is a direct rebuke to the hundreds of thousands of Australians who engaged in the Save Our Marine Life campaign. The national marine network established by the Labor government was […]

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Stronger Communities funding: call for EOIs

Federal Labor Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP, today invited not-for-profit and local government agencies across the federal electorate of Fremantle to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for funding through AusIndustry’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Matched funding of between $2,500 and $20,000 may be sought on a dollar-for-dollar basis for eligible small capital works […]

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WA Liberals on Shipbuilding: spin, silence, & bad statistics

Federal Labor Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP, today called out WA’s federal Liberal representatives for failing to stand-up for a fair share of the shipbuilding work outlined in the Turnbull Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan (NSP). “There is no prospect of Western Australia receiving a fair share of naval shipbuilding work while the WA Liberals […]

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Port School students benefit from traineeships

As published in the Cockburn Gazette on 15 June 2017 A WORKPLACE training program has changed “the culture of expectation” for students at Port School, according to VET co-ordinator Steph Daniell. The program, which is run through the Federal Government, places students in paid part-time traineeships while they finish high school. With students from the […]

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WA shouldn’t have to accept shipbuilding crumbs

As published in WA Today on 25 May 2017 Western Australia has a proud shipping history and my electorate of Fremantle remains a leader in maritime freight and shipbuilding. As an island nation we rely on merchant shipping and our naval defence to a greater extent than many Australians would consider in their day to […]

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Naval Shipbuilding Plan – Radio Interview

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEWABC RADIO PERTH – DRIVE WITH BELINDA VARISCHETTITUESDAY, 16 MAY 2017 SUBJECT/S: National Shipbuilding Plan BELINDA VARISCHETTI: The Federal Member for Fremantle is Josh Wilson. Josh Wilson what did you think of the Federal Government’s naval shipbuilding plan? JOSH WILSON: Hi Belinda, well for Western Australia it’s incredibly disappointing, the disparity, the […]

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Turnbull Budget continues to take WA for granted

“We were promised fairness, opportunity, and security, but from a Western Australian point of view, in a time of severe economic downturn, we got next to nothing.” “There isn’t a single new dollar to be spent on infrastructure in WA. The Turnbull Government has managed to find $8.4 billion for a new train line that […]

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The great WA Liberals Budget con job

Federal WA Labor parliamentarians – Joint Media Statement  In a budget that claims to offer $70 billion for roads, rail, ports and airports across the country, and when WA’s GST share is at an all-time low, the Turnbull Government has not been able to find a single extra dollar for Western Australian projects. Worse, Scott […]

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Coastal shipping vital for Australian security, jobs, and maritime skills

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