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Media Releases

WHITELEY HUNG OUT TO DRY BY COASTAL SHIPPING REVIEW

May 19, 2016

Braddon MP Brett Whiteley has been left isolated by the Turnbull Government’s review of coastal shipping laws. Labor candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said Brett Whiteley’s hard-line support for axing hundreds of local coastal shipping jobs and replacing them with cheap foreign labour is at odds with the recent back down by his Coalition colleague on the issue.

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LABOR TO DELIVER CIRCULAR HEAD SWIMMING POOL

May 19, 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3.5 million to deliver a new indoor heated pool in Circular Head. The Circular Head Community has been without a local swimming facility since the Circular Head War Memorial Pool was closed for safety reasons seven months ago.

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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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