Stephen Jones MP - We shouldn't be spending $50 bil on the NBN to see services going backwards

Mr STEPHEN JONES (Whitlam) (15:34): Mr Deputy Speaker, it takes a certain kind of genius, doesn't it, to spend $50 billion on an infrastructure project which is supposed to improve communications in this country, only to see speeds go down and prices go up? This is the stuff that those guys over there say is all going very, very well: $50 billion to see speeds go down and prices go up. That's the experience of Australians right around the country. In fact, from Longman to Logan, from Rankin to Capricornia, right around the country, people are saying the very same thing: 'Do not let these guys near the NBN. They have stuffed up everything they've touched.' The minister was given 10 minutes to explain how they are going to fix this mess. And what was their killer point? What was their killer point? Labor didn't finish the NBN project on the same day that it started it! We didn't finish it on the same day that we started it. That's their killer point. If that is all they've got to defend themselves, Australia is in a world of pain and trouble.

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Climate change is categorically not a good thing, and we need to get serious about responding to it

 

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Transurban Queensland Urban Community Grants


Transcript - Door Stop Brisbane Sunday 8 October 2017

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

E&OE TRANSCRIPT

DOORSTOP

BRISBANE

SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2017

 

SUBJECT/S: Gardasil

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PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

Twelve questions regarding family violence initiatives remain unanswered by the Prime Minister, almost a year after they had been sent. 

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Increased Helpline support for mums and dads struggling with becoming a parent

Increased Helpline support for mums and dads struggling with becoming a parent

PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia operates a National Helpline to support women, men and their families affected by perinatal anxiety and depression. The Helpline has recently increased its operating hours by 50% thanks to additional funding from the Australian Government. It is now available from 9am-7.30pm Monday to Friday.

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Female Facilities Program


Signature Works: Innovation Lab 2018

 

CREATE AND COLLABORATE

AT THE SIGNATURE WORKS INNOVATION LAB

We are inviting expressions of interest to participate in an immersive five-day residential Innovation Lab in March 2018.

Signature Works Innovation Lab is a unique opportunity for First Nations arts professionals. Participants will be invigorated and inspired to create and collaborate in an entirely First Nations creative space.  

The ambition of the Innovation Lab is to strengthen future First Nations signature works and embolden artists with strong ideas and innovative work. The concept is deeply rooted in the principles of self-determination, with First Nations people creating the artistic experiences that are true to them within a First Nations space.

Participants in the innovation lab will receive:

·         accommodation, meals and economy travel

·         $1,000 participation fee

·         an opportunity to pitch for $10,000 seed funding projects

For more information about how to express your interest, visit our website. Expressions of interest close on 3 October, 2017.

If you have questions about the Innovation Lab, contact us:
atsiaeoi@australiacouncil.gov.au
1800 226 912 (toll free)
02 9215 9144

 

 



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