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Media Releases

SUPPORT FOR KENTISH AND LATROBE INFRASTRUCTURE

June 23, 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will ensure that investment in Tasmania’s infrastructure will continue to support a thriving tourism industry, support local jobs and economic growth. Labor will invest $4.1 million to develop tourism projects in the Latrobe and Kentish municipalities and commence addressing road safety issues on the Bass Highway near Latrobe.

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PENALTY RATES ONLY SAFE UNDER A SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT

June 23, 2016

Today the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor, and Labor candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay, visited the Beach Hotel to discuss the importance of penalty rates to employees and their families in Burnie. Voters in Braddon can be sure that the election of a Shorten Labor Government will result in a stark change in direction of the Australian Government in relation to penalty rates and defending dece...

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Internet Woes Send West Coast Business To The Mainland

June 01, 2016

Slow internet on the West Coast has forced local digital entrepreneur Taz Huxley to install vital infrastructure for his new business on the mainland.   Mr Huxley, who launched his web hosting and design business Southern Obsession last week, said he had no choice but to install his servers in Melbourne.

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LABOR COMMITS TO WYNYARD FORESHORE MASTERPLAN

May 25, 2016

Labor candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay, today joined Senator for Tasmania, Anne Urquhart, to announce Labor’s commitment to the transformation of the Wynyard foreshore. Ms Keay said Labor’s commitment would create new opportunities for economic development and give families in the Wynyard area the great facilities they deserve.

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LIBERAL HYPOCRISY REVEALED ON SECOND BASSLINK PROPOSITION

May 25, 2016

Liberal Member for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, should own up to his astonishing hypocrisy and admit he was wrong in twice voting for the abolition of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).   Labor Candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay, said it was astounding Mr Whiteley is now trumpeting the CEFC for any proposed second Basslink, given he and Liberal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, had voted twice to abolish it.

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PATHOLOGY CUTS DELAY ‘A CRUEL PRE-ELECTION HOAX’

May 20, 2016

Labor Candidate for Braddon has accused the Prime Minister of undertaking ‘a cruel pre-election hoax’ after he confirmed that $650 million cuts to pathology and diagnostic imaging haven’t been reversed despite implying they would be last week.   “The saving will continue.” “The minister expects the period of delay to be in the order of three months.” Malcolm Turnbull Doorstop, 14 Ma...

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