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“MIA” Bill from a Missing in Action government

“MIA” Bill from a Missing in Action government

Labor’s pitch for a Future Made In Australia (MIA) Bill is full of spin and devoid of detail.  While hardworking families and small businesses are struggling with rising costs, the Albanese Labor Government is MIA – missing in action.  Whilst we await – and will...

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Parliament – Local government funding review

Parliament – Local government funding review

Ms LEY (Farrer—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (13:56): I rise on behalf of local councils in my electorate of Farrer. For well over a year now, my mayors and general managers have been patiently waiting for the promised increases in local government funding. And...

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Fee Free flop?

Fee Free flop?

New data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) calls into question the impact of Labor’s central skills policy, ‘Fee Free TAFE.’ This new data poses very real questions about the true number of Australians actually benefiting from...

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Basin communities at crossroads

Basin communities at crossroads

Farrer MP Sussan Ley says communities in her electorate and southern Murray Darling Basin are under serious threat of economic and social ruin because of the Albanese Government’s focus on ‘water buybacks’ to reach environmental watering targets. On Monday Labor...

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New resources to combat coercive control

New resources to combat coercive control

We welcome the Government’s announcement today about new resources to increase awareness of coercive control in our communities. Coercive control is an insidious form of domestic violence. We have to confront it and we cannot allow victims to be isolated and left in...

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Workplace gender equality up for scrutiny

Workplace gender equality up for scrutiny

The Liberals welcome the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s publishing of the gender pay gap for employers of 100 or more employees. We wanted to see this level of scrutiny applied to these organisations which is why we supported the development of this policy, and...

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Skills review kicks can down the road

Skills review kicks can down the road

As the number of apprentices and trainees taking up skills and training collapses across the country, instead of taking action the Albanese Government has kicked the can down the road with yet another “strategic review”, all but cutting skills out of the upcoming...

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Speech – Bombing of Darwin 82nd anniversary

Speech – Bombing of Darwin 82nd anniversary

May I start by acknowledging and respecting the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. I want to thank and recognise the Assistant Minister for Veterans Affairs, the Leader of the Opposition my friend and colleague Lia Finocchiaro, your...

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Government changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan

Government changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan

The Federal Government is seeking feedback before it begins significant reforms to the Murray Darling Basin Plan (recovering 450gl of environmental water) through their amended Restoring Our Rivers Act 2023.  This is our region's final chance to influence decisions on...

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Parliament – Apology to Stolen Generations

Parliament – Apology to Stolen Generations

Ms LEY (Farrer—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:44): I would like to associate myself with the remarks of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Indigenous Australians and the Leader of the Opposition. I also want to acknowledge those here today who've made the...

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