Media Releases

Whitely 'Misleading the Community' on NBN

November 30, 2015

Media Release   Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley has been accused of ‘misleading the community’ in his attempt to justify the government’s decision to connect North-West cities to the slower fibre-to-the-node NBN. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said Mr Whiteley’s claim that Burnie businesses wouldn’t tell the difference between the fibre-to-the-node NBN and the fibre-to-the-premises techno...

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Coastal Shipping Bill Rejection Welcomed

November 27, 2015

Media Release   The rejection of the Coastal Shipping Legislation by the Federal Parliament should give greater certainty to the $200m plus investment by Tasmania based company SeaRoad Holdings to purchase another vessel for Bass Strait.  As well the legislations rejection’s will prevent foreign flagged ships taking over our domestic freight routes ensuring Australian ships employing Australian worker will continue to op...

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Whiteley Caught Out Again

November 21, 2015

Media release   Braddon Liberal MHR Brett Whiteley has again been caught out taking credit for a project funded and committed to by Labor under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement more than two and a half years ago. Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Julie Collins, said the SFM Environmental Solutions’ innovative Hydrowood Project was funded through a $5 million grant by the previous Federal Labor Government as part of th...

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Turnbull Urged To Stop Dragging His Feet On NDIS In Tassie

November 20, 2015

Media Release   THE HON JENNY MACKLIN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES & PAYMENTS SHADOW MINISTER FOR DISABILITY REFORM MEMBER FOR JAGAJAGA SENATOR ANNE URQUHART LABOR SENATOR FOR TASMANIA JUSTINE KEAY LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BRADDON Labor has today called on Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to get on with the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tasmania. Shadow Minister for Di...

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Bass Highway Black Spot Funding Campaign Steps Up

November 10, 2015

Media Release   A community campaign has commenced to support the RACT's application to the Federal Government for black spot funding to address major road safety concerns at Bass Highway intersections at Wynyard. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said she has launched a community based campaign to secure this funding.

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Braddon’s Missing Millions

October 20, 2015

Media Release   A call has been made to the Federal Government to explain what has happened to what appears to be an unspent $11 million from the Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Package earmarked for the North West Coast.

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