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Media Releases

$6Million Must Stay in Braddon Mr Whiteley

December 18, 2015

Media Release   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has called on Braddon MHR Brett Whiteley to guarantee that $6 million promised to Braddon to deliver natural gas to Smithton isn’t hived off by the Federal Government. Ms Keay called for a guarantee after the Federal Government redirected $46 million originally allocated to Tasmania under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement.

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Whiteley Ill-Informed on His Own Government's Cuts

December 11, 2015

Media release   Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley has been accused of being ‘irresponsibly ill-informed’ about the extent of the Federal Government’s cuts to Tasmania after Mr Whitely claimed there had been ‘no cuts to health and education funding’ and denied that $2.1 billion has been ripped out health and education in Tasmania, dismissing the figure as ‘mythological’. Labor Candidate...

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Innovations will be hamstrung without the real NBN

December 10, 2015

Media Release   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has called on the Turnbull Government to deliver the full fibre-to-the-premises NBN to North-west and West Coast if it is serious about building an innovative country with a modern and productive economy. "While Mr Turnbull talks in soothing words about driving growth through innovation, he is crippling the single greatest innovation enabler this country has ever seen,...

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Braddon Must be Quarantined from Latest Liberal Health Cuts

December 04, 2015

Media Release   With health services already at breaking point on the North West and West Coast a call has been made to quarantine Braddon from the latest round of State Liberal health cuts. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said the axing of 80 health worker jobs across Tasmania by the State Liberals was a direct result of the $2.1 billion cut to Tasmanians health and education sectors by the Federal Liberal Government.

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Government Fails Devonport on NBN - Again

December 03, 2015

Media Release   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has labelled the North-West NBN a ‘complete debacle’ after the government failed to meet another promised start date for the Devonport rollout.   Ms Keay said the government had delivered nothing but broken promises to the people of Devonport.

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NDIS Agreement Welcomed

December 03, 2015

Media release   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has welcomed the signing of the long-awaited Tasmanian NDIS agreement between the state and federal governments. “Today’s announcement has been a long time coming but it’s unquestionably good news for people with a disability, their families, and their carers in the North-West and West Coast,” Ms Keay said.

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