Media Releases

Braddon Families Slugged With Private Health Insurance Increase

March 02, 2016

The Federal Liberal Government has approved a 5.59% increase to private health insurance costing North West and West Coast families an extra $200 per year.   Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said the increase was more than three times the inflation rate and takes the total increase under the Abbott-Turnbull Government to around $600.

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Grants Available for Arts Festivals

March 02, 2016

North West and West Coast community organisations are being encouraged to apply for a grant to conduct a high quality arts or cultural heritage projects. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said despite the Federal Government making more than $100 million in arts funding cuts, there still remained an opportunity for local community groups to participate in Festival Australia’s latest round of grants

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CSIRO Cuts At Cape Grim Go International In New York Times

March 02, 2016

Concern over CSIRO cuts at Cape Grim on the far North West Coast of Tasmania has reached the international community with scathing criticism published in the New York Times.

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Solutions Needed Rather Than The Adam Brooks Bull At The Gate For West Coast Tracks

March 02, 2016

The bull at the gate approach led by Adam Brooks over access to West Coast tracks has severely backfired on the Liberal Government according to Federal Labor for Braddon Candidate Justine Keay.

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GREENS ATTACK ON SALMON INDUSTRY MUST STOP

February 29, 2016

Tasmania’s $650 million salmon industry is under threat by a scare-campaign led by the Greens. Labor is calling on Senator Whish-Wilson to stop trying to tarnish the reputation of one of Tasmania’s biggest employers and world-leaders in environmental management.

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Braddon Business Need To Think Very Carefully Before Supporting Any Coastal Shipping Changes

February 29, 2016

North West Coast business and community leaders are being urged to think through all the issues very carefully before supporting changes to Australia’s Coastal Shipping Laws. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said the issue was much more complex than what it appears on the surface. “This could be a case of being careful for what you wish for.”

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