Media Releases

MEDICARE TASKFORCE HEADING TO BRADDON FOR HEALTH CHECK

September 26, 2017

Labor’s Medicare taskforce will head to Braddon on Thursday, continuing their nationwide series of community consultations about Australia’s healthcare system.

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BRADDON PENSIONERS AT RISK DUE TO INACTIVITY ON DEEMING RATES

September 20, 2017

Pensioners in Braddon are paying the price it being more than 900 days since the Turnbull Government last lowered deeming rates. The current rates are now significantly higher than real rates of return.

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BETTER MANAGEMENT OF THE ARTHUR PIEMAN CONSERVATION AREA

September 16, 2017

A Shorten Labor Government will provide up to $2.29 million towards improved management and protection of the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area on Tasmania’s far North West and West Coasts.

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100’S OF NORTH WEST SHIPPING JOBS UNDER THREAT

September 15, 2017

Shipping jobs on the North West Coast of Tasmania are under threat due to the Turnbull Government’s relaunched attack that makes it easier for shipping companies to sack Australian crews and replace them with overseas mariners earning third world wages.

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BRADDON ELECTORATE STRANDED ON A SECOND-RATE COPPER NBN

September 12, 2017

The Turnbull Government has confirmed that there is no plan to upgrade the copper “Fibre to the Node” NBN, leaving large centres like Devonport and Burnie stuck on this increasingly outmoded technology and left at a competitive disadvantage.

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TURNBULL MUST DIRECT NBNCO TO DELIVER FTTC TO WEST COAST

August 31, 2017

Senator Anne Urquhart and Member for Braddon, Justine Keay MP, are again calling on Malcolm Turnbull to direct NBNCo to deliver Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) technology to the West Coast of Tasmania.

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