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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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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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