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Media Releases

TURNBULL MERSEY UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES

October 20, 2016

Tasmanians continue to face uncertainty about the future of the Mersey Community Hospital, with the Federal Health Department revealing there is money in the Budget – despite the Health minister refusing to confirm funding.

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DAIRY FARMERS NEED SECURITY NOT MORE CUTS

October 20, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay and Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell have expressed their frustration after Murray Goulburn today announced further cuts to milk pricing.

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BACKPACKER TAX DEBATE GAGGED

October 18, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay says she and Federal Labor Member for Bass Ross Hart were “gagged” from speaking on the backpacker tax yesterday. Both were expected to speak on the legislation in Parliament last night until the Government moved to censure debate.

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BACKPACKER TAX SENATE COMMITTEE CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS

October 14, 2016

Tasmanian farmers, tourism industry operators and industry stakeholders are being encouraged to make a submission to the Senate Committee investigating the Coalition Government’s backpacker tax.

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CUTS TO FAMILY PAYMENTS WILL LEAVE FAMILIES IN BRADDON WORSE OFF

October 09, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said Braddon recipients of Family Tax Benefit could be up to $6,147 worse off due to proposed cuts and changes, according to modelling conducted by the Australian National University.

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CIRCULAR HEAD POOL FUNDING WELCOME

October 07, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay has welcomed the announcement of $3.82 million funding for a new pool in Circular Head. The $3,822,750 million funding announcement for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre through round 3 of the National Stronger Regions fund was provided to News Limited yesterday.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST