On Budget night the Turnbull Government declared they were “refocusing” their failing Work for the Dole program. But Senate Estimates this week has been able to translate what the word “refocus” means: less money, fewer places and still unsafe. Estimates hearings confirmed it has cut $148 million from the program. The government admitted their forecasts
MONDAY 29 MAY 2017 PARLIAMENT HOUSE Last Friday the curtain was raised on the facade of one of the great examples of showtime consultation – the Forum on Western Sydney Airport, or FOWSA. A Turnbull Government forum dressed up as an effort to demonstrate meaningful community consultation about Badgerys Creek airport, a facility that will
  MONDAY 22 MAY 2017 PARLIAMENT HOUSE On 9 May the Treasurer strutted out to deliver a budget that in a mere two weeks has already slumped into a slouch. A budget that was supposed to stand tall and lift the government’s standing is doing nothing of the sort. And the reason it is a
A Shorten Labor Government will ensure the Mount Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre has the resources it needs to keep its doors open. As part of the $43 million package for frontline legal services, Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, today announced the allocation of funding to the Centre, located in Rooty Hill. The funding
Member for Chifley Ed Husic has welcomed the announcement that the Greater Western Sydney Giants will join the newly formed AFL-sanctioned, AFL-supported female national league. “The AFL has finally joined the ranks of soccer, cricket and Olympic sports in recognising women athletes deserve to be on the national sports stage and is making sure they


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