Media Releases

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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DAIRY INDUSTRY INQUIRY SUBMISSIONS CLOSE SOON

October 06, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay has urged dairy farmers and other stakeholders to make a submission to and inquiry into the Australian dairy industry.

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AGED PENSIONERS NEED CLARITY ON ASSET TEST CHANGES

October 04, 2016

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said Tasmanian pensioners needed clarity around changes that come to effect next year. The Turnbull Government’s changes to the assets test for those receiving the Aged Pension, Carer’s Payment, Disability Support Pension, Widow Pension and Wife Pension will come into effect on 1 January 2017.

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