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Media Releases

BRANDIS FAILS TO APPOINT FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE IN NORTHERN TASMANIA

May 10, 2016

Labor holds serious concerns about the failure of the Abbott-Turnbull Government to announce a replacement for a Federal Circuit Court Judge in North and North West Tasmania who is due to retire before the July 2 election.   Justice Stuart Roberts, who currently services Launceston and Burnie, is due to retire in June

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BRADDON THE BIG WINNER IN LABOR’S SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

May 10, 2016

Tasmanians in the state’s north west are the big winners under Labor’s Your Child. Our Future plan, with local schools set to receive a $21 million boost to education. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said Tasmanian schools around the state will receive an extra $60 million under Labor’s plan, with over one third of the funding to go to Braddon.

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YOUTH ALLOWANCE PROCESSING BLOWOUTS – HITTING TASMANIAN STUDENTS WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD IT

May 02, 2016

Young Tasmanians are being forced to live in dire circumstances due to extended delays in processing their applications for Youth Allowance. Shadow Minister for Human Services Senator Doug Cameron and Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay today met with Devonport students who have suffered under the delays overseen by the Turnbull Government.

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LABOR WILL DELIVER FIBRE NBN TO WEST COAST

April 27, 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will build a fibre NBN link to the West Coast of Tasmania, connecting Queenstown, Rosebery and Zeehan to fibre.

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Braddon Liberals Missing On Turnbulls Crazy Double Taxation Plan

March 31, 2016

Braddon based Federal Liberal Members Brett Whiteley and Richard Colebeck have been called upon to state whether they support Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for double taxation.   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to allow for the state government to tax people for health and education services will see residents of Braddon paying thousands of dollars more in tax.

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Bass Highway Safety Must Be Prioritised

March 23, 2016

The stretch between Devonport and Deloraine is notorious as a high accident area and has come under pressure in recent years from a significant increase in both tourism and freight on the highway A Labor Government will prioritise road safety and freight logistics on the Bass Highway between Latrobe and Deloraine to overcome the last three years of neglect under the Abbott/Turnbull Government.

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