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Now is prime time for maximum Flu vaccine benefit

“Flu is highly contagious and can pose a serious health risk to some people. Vaccination is the best way to avoid being knocked down by the flu as an individual and reduce exposure in the wider community,” Mr Wilson said. “The flu vaccine is free for certain vulnerable groups but everyone should consider their own […]

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A Fair Go in the Federal Budget a must for WA and a test for WA Liberals

The first test is to see every single dollar of the $1.2 billion allocated to the ridiculous Perth Freight Link kept in the budget and made available for transport projects identified through a proper process by the WA Labor government. In my electorate this includes the Community Connect South project, the Thornlie-Cockburn rail link, and […]

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Teachers reach for education excellence

“Encouraging graduates from a wide spectrum of university fields to dedicate their passion and expertise to a career in teaching with a focus on areas that face disadvantage is an exciting new approach,” said Mr Wilson. “It is wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the Teach for Australia associates and I applaud Atwell College for […]

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East Freo teen on way to BMX National Championships thanks to Federal grant

As published in the Fremantle Gazette The 13-year-old East Fremantle BMX rider used the Local Sporting Champions funding to help her get to the 2017 BMX National Championships in Brisbane, which kicks off on Sunday. Kate, who was one of 10 young sportspeople to receive a grant, said she was also hoping to get to […]

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Coalition backflip gives legal aid reprieve

“I’ve been calling for this harmful and senseless funding cut to be abandoned since my election last July. It was unacceptable for the Coalition to withdraw support for access to justice in Australia. While today’s announcement is good news for this important community service sector and for the vulnerable people it serves, we should never […]

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We’ve waited too long for Broadband Performance Monitoring

STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR WHITLAM JOSH WILSON MP DEPUTY CHAIR – JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK MEMBER FOR FREMANTLE Evidence given to the NBN Committee meeting on Thursday in Redcliffe, QLD by Dr Greg Leach, senior policy […]

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Telecommunications complaints body urgently needs teeth

It is clear that the TIO does not have the powers or framework it needs to be an effective complaints handling body to respond to the rollout of the National Broadband Network. Evidence to the Joint NBN Committee by the Ombudsman, Ms Judi Jones is that NBN complaints are expected to double this year. The […]

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Legal Aid cuts

As printed in the Fremantle Herald Legal aid centres across the country are facing their second round of cuts since October, with $10 million drying up on July 1 after attorney general George Brandis decided against continuing a funding program established under a previous Labor government. The move has drawn howls of protest, particularly from domestic […]

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Dear Minister: Take action to stop the waste and damage of Roe 8

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Barging Barnett above the law in Wild West

“The decision to start work now is totally unnecessary and totally ridiculous. It is a cynical, political manoeuvre in the shadow of an election with a High Court decision pending that could invalidate the Barnett government’s dodgy environmental approval.  The Roe 8 project presents a tipping point in the life of our community— it is […]

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