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Labor’s ‘efficiencies’ are job cuts

The Liberal Party says more public service job cuts are on their way from the Gillard Government. ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries has called on federal Labor to outline where the half-billion dollars of so-called ‘efficiencies’ from the public service will be found. Viewed 64490 times by 2512 viewers

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Stop sign for Canberra’s NBN rollout

Yet again, Labor’s broadband promises to Gungahlin are being broken, Liberal Senator Gary Humphries said today. The NBN’s rollout across Canberra has been dogged by further delays. In addition to the cost blowout of $1.5 billion nationally, Canberra’s access to high speed broadband has been delayed by a further 6 months. Viewed 52110 times by […]

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LABOR’S DECEPTION vs COALITION’S HONESTY

Days after attacking the Coalition on Public Service job losses, Labor is about to launch its own assault on job numbers. The Australian Financial Review has today revealed that Viewed 48277 times by 2421 viewers

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Senator Gary Humphries – LABOR’S ATTACK ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE: A NEW GOING-TO-WORK TAX

The Federal Labor Government’s sneaky decision to introduce paid parking into the Parliamentary Triangle under the cover of a federal election is outrageous. The parking lot on Macquarie and Broughton Streets has been approved to become a paid parking lot. This may trigger paid parking across the Triangle if fringe benefits tax is imputed for […]

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Consultancies up 5%, but weren’t they meant to be down?

Despite promises before the last election to slash consultancies, Labor has reached near record levels of spending on them, according to Liberal Senator Gary Humphries. It has been revealed that Labor have spent $454 million on consultancies in their first full year in office, yet Labor prior to the last election said in relation to […]

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Canberra feels the pinch, thanks to enormous debt: Gary Humphries

News that DFAT will have to cut $100 million out of its budget comes as a result of the Government’s reckless spendathon. But this is just the beginning, according to local Liberal Senator Gary Humphries. “Cuts like this are a reminder that the day of reckoning for labor’s spending spree is not far away,” Senator […]

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Once again the Liberal Senator ignores the facts

Liberal Senator Humphries claim that there will be less Australian Federal Police (AFP) personnel in the ACT is utter nonsense and ‘has no basis in fact,’ ACT Senator Lundy has said today. Not only has staff numbers for the AFP Australia wide increased by 296 and sworn police officers have increased by 341 in the […]

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Question Time, Mark Arbib comments, Canberra

Senator HUMPHRIES (Australian Capital Territory) (6:22 PM) —I want to make a brief contribution to this debate. I want to commend the Senate Economics References Committee for its report on the government’s economic stimulus initiatives. Like Senator Macdonald, I would like to draw attention to the flawed thinking which is evident in the way the […]

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Evidence stacks up against Labor on construction watchdog

The head of the independent construction watchdog, the Australian Building & Construction Commission (“ABCC”), today confirmed that the level of unlawful activity on building sites is on the rise. ABCC Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd, told a Senate Estimates committee that within the last six months there had been “an increase in unlawful conduct”. Mr Lloyd […]

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New Workplace umpire already working, But has no idea what’s going on

Fair Work Australia, the agency set up by the Government to be Labor’s new ‘industrial umpire’, appears to not know what it actually has been doing in the three months since it commenced working. During Senate Estimates proceedings today, FWA repeatedly failed to provide information about the statutory powers it exercises. The reason – they […]

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