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Aged-care funding package mediocre and misleading


Pre-election $$ giveaway. In September last year, the ABC's Four Corners ran a two-part series examining Australia's aged care sector. The program described it as its biggest-ever crowd-sourced project, with more than 1,000 current and former aged-care workers contacting the broadcaster, among a total of more than 4,000 responses, about the state

Labor commits to Barton Highway Duplication


A SHORTEN LABOR Government would improve road safety and reduce traffic congestion by investing almost $250 million to progress the full duplication of the Barton Highway between Murrumbateman and the NSW/ACT border. This commitment means Federal Labor stands ready to invest $100 million more in this important project than would be

Queanbeyan respite care in Labor sights

Kristina Keneally-Mike Kelly-respite care

Respite care, cancer support for the region. A FEDERAL LABOR Government will build a new state-of-the-art respite care centre for locals suffering from a chronic or terminal illness. Queanbeyan community advocate Yvonne Cuschieri OAM has been campaigning for a long time to deliver a local respite care centre. Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly

Positive vision for climate response from Labor

Labor climate response

Hear it all now in the podcast with Mark Butler The Bulletin is adding some podcasts and here’s our first. With a federal election looming, Federal Shadow Minister for the Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler recently outlined what Australia can and must do to lower emissions and transition away from

Postponement of HuntFest


Was it pushed, or did it jump? THE SOUTH COAST Hunters Club states that: “Due to conflicting commitments of exhibitors the HuntFest committee has decided to postpone Huntfest for 2019. The committee is resolved to only hold the highest quality expo and this was not achievable this year. The committee is very

Queanbeyan hall gets pork-baril treatment

Queanbeyan Hall pork barilo

John Barilaro, Don Harwin overruled expert advice on regional arts funding, documents reveal. Two senior NSW Government ministers ignored expert advice and approved unworthy projects in Coalition-held seats for part of a $100 million regional art fund ahead of the state election. Two of the projects were in Mr Barilaro's Monaro electorate, including

Monaro Labor: support for Greater Gliders


Nationals’-led forestry portfolio in charge, EPA ‘toothless tiger’? LABOR CANDIDATE FOR Monaro Bryce Wilson has expressed his support for the Friends of Mongarlowe River's efforts to stop old-growth native-forest logging next to the historic Corn Trail east of Braidwood. Locals with ecological expertise fear the logging will kill endangered Greater Gliders, and

National Party scare campaign a new low

Eden Monaro Mike Kelly MP

THE NATIONAL PARTY have sent letters to seniors in Eden-Monaro which are causing unnecessary distress. These letters make the false claim that Labor has a ‘Retiree Tax’ policy which is part of the Liberal/National scare campaign against Labor’s reform to dividend imputation. Labor’s reform will remove the unfair loophole where people receive