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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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Government slams door on Super Indexation reform

The Rudd Government has today told a Senate estimates committee that it had no intention of further considering reform to the indexation methodology of Commonwealth civilian and military pensions. Senator Nick Sherry was commenting on the Matthews Review into the method of indexation of Commonwealth Government pensions. “Even before I finished asking the question of […]

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Report card shows another fail for Labor on hospitals! Senator Gary Humphries

The Australian Medical Association’s Annual Report Card on Public Hospitals has given a clear indication that hospitals around the country have not been fixed, more than two years after Labor promised a fix. “Labor has failed to deliver, and what makes it worse is that the buck is still well and truly passing,” said ACT […]

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Brendan O’Connor and Kate Lundy announce funding for prisoners to get off drugs

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor and Senator for ACT Kate Lundy today announced a grant of $485,000 to help rehabilitate drug and alcohol addicted prisoners at the Alexander Maconochie Centre. Mr O’Connor said he was pleased that Directions ACT would be able this use grant from the Rudd Government to get addicted prisoners off […]

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Convenience store sector research identifies positive economic mood but dissatisfied with rudd government

Newly published research findings from the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) on the convenience store sector, collated at the conclusion of 2008, underlines the impact the recession has had on the Australian economy, with 40% of survey respondents saying the economic situation negatively impacted on their business (with 40% not committing either way). The […]

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Rudd Government gets priorities wrong – War Memorial Budget Cuts

Today’s announcement by the War Memorial that they will be seeking sponsorship for the daily playing of the last post, due to budget cuts, is a sad reflection on the priorities of the Rudd Government, according to ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries. This is a longstanding tradition which reflects the solemn role which the Australian […]

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Kevin Rudd opens New operating theatres for Canberra hospital

The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon and ACT Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher today officially opened two new operating theatres at the Canberra Hospital. $4.68 million was provided by the Rudd Government to build the two new operating theatres, two anaesthetic rooms, a pump room, a sterile room and […]

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Rudd Government invests $970 m in high quality early childhood education

Joint Media Release with The Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, and the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth, Kate Ellis, today announced that all State and Territory governments have signed on to the Rudd Government’s $970 million Universal […]

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Julia Gillard – Parents will receive individual student reports from today

From today, parents of students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 that sat the 2009 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will receive a report on their child’s individual performance. Parents will receive a Student Report (format attached below) which will outline their child’s performance on an achievement scale for each assessment […]

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