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Opinion: A failure of leadership

Opinion: A failure of leadership

The warnings were clear. The warnings were consistent. Yet for months and months, scenes reminiscent of a failed state have played out in an Australian country town. In the face of disorder and bloodshed the cries for help from local leaders in Alice Springs have been...

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Australia Day – 2023

Australia Day – 2023

Link below to find your local Australia Day event(s). On this special national day, we celebrate being Australian - together – because we are all part of the story of Australia. It allows some time to pause, even for just a moment, to reflect on this wonderful...

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Opinion: We’re back in choppy waters

Opinion: We’re back in choppy waters

It is hard to imagine now, but just over one hundred years ago, thousands of Australians were forced to queue along the wharves of Sydney Harbour for a chance to snatch one of the few job tickets tossed to them. If they failed, they had to walk back along the strip,...

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Statement: passing of Senator Jim Molan AO DSC

Statement: passing of Senator Jim Molan AO DSC

From solider to senator, Jim Molan AO DSC lived a life of consequence. At every stage, in every walk of his extensive service to the Australian people, he was resolutely committed to his country. He led Australian soldiers on operations around the world, defending...

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

An interesting bunch of statistics arrived around the middle of this year, drawn from the most recent national Census. It found the average age of someone living in the Farrer electorate is 42. You also might have some English or Irish ancestry, be born in Italy or...

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Record apprenticeships a Coalition legacy

Record apprenticeships a Coalition legacy

Data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has cemented the Coalition’s strong legacy in strengthening the Australian skills and training system. The momentum and policy settings put in place under the Coalition has delivered...

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Statement: postponement of National Cabinet

Statement: postponement of National Cabinet

Sadly many Australians continue to test positive to COVID-19 each and every day. On behalf of the Federal Opposition, we send our best wishes to the Prime Minister for a speedy recovery. We sincerely hope the Prime Minister does not experience any serious symptoms...

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Coalition’s focus is on cost of living

Coalition’s focus is on cost of living

Sussan Ley Opinion Piece - Daily Telegraph 'As Australians look to the promise of a normal Christmas, a freight train is heading for our economy. The warning signs are blaring but you wouldn’t think so if you looked at Parliament this past fortnight, the last of the...

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Labor’s I.R. hit on small business revealed

Labor’s I.R. hit on small business revealed

New analysis of Australia’s small business sector demonstrates Labor’s radical industrial relations changes will hit every sector of the economy with no area immune from the impacts. Under Labor’s legislation, the hit to the small to medium sized businesses will be...

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Parliament – flood update

Parliament – flood update

Ms Ley (Farrer—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) 21 Nov 2022 I rise this evening to speak on the flooding events we're seeing around the country, but in particular across my electorate of Farrer. First, I need to begin by acknowledging the many other communities...

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