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Media Releases

REVEALED – How The Burnie Tennis Centre Was Ripped Off By Canberra

February 03, 2016

Information obtained following a briefing from Canberra bureaucrats has revealed a serious failure on behalf of the Federal Liberal Government in respect to funding of the Burnie Tennis Centre.   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said it has been revealed that the Burnie Tennis Club application met all the criteria to be funded under the National Stronger Regions Funding program...

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New Round of Commonwealth Government Stronger Regions Funding Available for Braddon

January 19, 2016

Round Three of the Commonwealth Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund opened last Friday, 15 January. Announcing the funding program Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said this program appears to be ideally suited to fund important community projects like the Burnie Tennis Club court upgrades, so as to allow the Burnie International to remain in our region. “I would encourage Liberal Member for Braddon Brett Whit...

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$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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