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GOLD COAST TO LOSE VITAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IF FEDERAL CUTS GO AHEAD

March 14, 2017

Gold Coast victims of domestic and family violence risk losing crucial legal support, if the Turnbull Government’s cuts to Community Legal Centre funding proceed. Starting from July 1, Community Legal Centres across Australia will have their annual Commonwealth funding cut by 30%.

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FEDERAL LABOR TO BACK END TO M1 FUNDING IMPASSE

March 10, 2017

For years now, the people of the Gold Coast have been forced to sit for hours in M1 congestion just because the Abbott-Turnbull Liberal Government has taken them for granted. Years of holding these seats unchallenged has meant the LNP has felt it can ignore our fast growing region, without any consequences. To help end the impasse on funding key upgrades, federal Labor has today announced it will support and match any agreed federal-state...

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LNP’s MEDICARE CUTS HURTING GOLD COAST GPS

March 10, 2017

Queenslanders are bearing the brunt of the Turnbull Government’s cuts to Medicare and health, with bulk billing rates for GPs dropping and out of pocket costs climbing. Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King and Senator for Queensland Murray Watt visited an Ashmore GP clinic today, to hear first-hand how the Turnbull Government’s cuts are impacting local medical care.

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MORE EMPTY INFRASTRUCTURE PROMISES FROM TURNBULL

March 08, 2017

Another day, another empty Queensland infrastructure promise from Malcolm Turnbull and his failed LNP colleagues. This week's announcement of a new "National Development Policy" is just the latest empty LNP promise to spend big on projects and get our regions moving. It would be a bit easier to take this new LNP commitment seriously if we’d seen any of their earlier ones actually delivered.

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FOUR YEARS ON AND MORE EMPTY JOBS PROMISES FROM LANDRY

March 06, 2017

Another day, another jobs and infrastructure promise from Michelle Landry and her failed LNP colleagues. It would be a bit easier to take this new promise seriously if we’d seen any of their earlier ones actually delivered. After four years in government, all we’ve seen from Ms Landry and the LNP is empty promises, while jobs disappear across Central Queensland, or get replaced by insecure casual and labour hire positions. But don’t...

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LABOR STARTS GOLD COAST CAMPAIGN ON PENALTY RATE CUTS

March 04, 2017

With draft State election boundaries now out, Labor will take to the streets on the Gold Coast today, signalling the start of a major campaign against cuts to penalty rates. In a shocking find, this week the Gold Coast was revealed as the national epicentre for penalty rate cuts. Parliamentary Library figures show that up to 50 000 Gold Coast residents who work in the retail, food and hospitality industries will lose pay due to these cuts.

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