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Emergency funding ‘Shamefully inadequate’ – Robert McClelland

The former Attorney General and Minister for Emergency Management, Robert McClelland, has delivered a scathing assessment of the government’s commitment to disaster resilience, emergency relief and funding in a book to be released tomorrow. Mr McClelland says more attention should be given to preventing poor planning decisions before Viewed 68420 times by 2272 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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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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No excuse for losing key Canberra doctor Sue Douglas

Sue Douglas, a highly qualified Canadian doctor and ANU lecturer, wanted badly to live and work in doctor-starved Canberra. Just over a year later, she has learnt that Medicare had withdrawn her provider eligibility. And all because she chose to become an Australian resident. “Canberra has missed out once again,” declared ACT Liberal Senator Gary […]

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