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ROCKHAMPTON BUSINESS COMMITTED TO PENALTY RATES FOR STAFF

July 19, 2017

Shadow Minister for Employment Brendan O’Connor was today joined by Labor Senator for Queensland Murray Watt to meet with the owner of The Fastlane Drive-Thru Coffee, a small business in Rockhampton that has decided to maintain penalty rates for its employees.

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LNP GOLD COAST MPS DRAG HEELS ON PAY DAY LENDING REFORM

July 17, 2017

Today we will meet with the operators of the Good Money shop in Southport, which was established with funding from the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Since opening in April 2017 it has provided safe and affordable financial services for people on low incomes, who are otherwise excluded from mainstream financial services.

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LNP MUST ACT ON INSECURE WORK CRISIS IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

July 17, 2017

Last week I saw firsthand the shocking impact of insecure work on mining communities throughout Central Queensland. Having spoken to workers, families and business owners in Tieri, Middlemount, Moranbah and Glenden, the explosion of casualisation and labour hire isn’t just an issue. It’s a crisis.

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GOLD COAST GPs TO EXPLAIN IMPACT OF TURNBULL’S MEDICARE FREEZE

July 12, 2017

This evening I will meet with local GPs to hear what issues Gold Coast health professionals are facing and what Federal Labor can do to help. Since establishing a Senate office on the Gold Coast I have been contacted by local GPs whose practices and patients are suffering from the Turnbull Government’s attacks on Medicare, especially their refusal to lift the Medicare rebate freeze.

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LANDRY’S DITHERING REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AFTER LEVEE FORUM

July 12, 2017

Landry should have left that meeting and guaranteed Federal funding for the South Rockhampton Flood Levee. Instead, she’s decided that the next delay tactic will be to consult with her boss, the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

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MALCOLM TURNBULL OFFERS NO HOPE FOR LEVEE FUNDING

July 06, 2017

The Prime Minister's letter (see attached) shows that Michelle Landry is still not up to the job of standing up for Rockhampton and demanding that her own government provides funding for the South Rockhampton Flood Levee.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA