Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients

Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients The Government  will ensure that the welfare system provides strong incentives for people to tackle any barriers they have to looking for work and taking a job when it is available.  Hardworking Australians would not expect that their tax dollars would be used to fund the drug habits of welfare…

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Improving access to copyright material

Improving access to copyright material In March 2017 the Turnbull Government introduced the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 to streamline and simplify the copyright framework for the disability, education, library and archive sectors while respecting the interests of copyright holders. These copyright reforms will support efforts to grow Australia’s economy through…

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Coalition Government continues to support Aged Care

Coalition Government continues to support Aged Care   The Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places with the Petrie electorate set to benefit. With our rapidly ageing population, the Australian Government is committed to providing a sustainable aged care system that meets the needs of…

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SBS Advertising Flexibility

SBS Advertising Flexibility In March 2017, the Government reintroduced the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility) Bill 2017.   The Bill proposed to provide SBS with some flexibility in its advertising arrangements to earn additional commercial revenue within its existing daily advertising cap. There would not have been any additional advertising on SBS as a…

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Global Security

Global Security         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:44): When it comes to reminders about how lucky we are in Australia we are rarely left wanting. The incident on Malaysia Airlines flight 128 last night was not terrorist related, but it tugs at the same thread of fear, doesn’t it?…

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Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card

Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:24): I am proud to be part of a government that values the contributions of senior Australians to our country. There is no doubt that we live in the best country in the world. It is a fantastic country. People from all over…

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