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Government has closed down frontline services to Veterans in Canberra; as of tomorrow

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - BRODTMANN AND RISHWORTH

The Turnbull Government’s decision to move the Canberra frontline Veterans’ Access Network from tomorrow into Centrelink is a disgraceful attack on veterans. 

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Submission on Regional Development and Decentralisation

My submission to the House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation.

Dear Dr McVeigh

I write in relation to the House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s inquiry into best practice approaches to regional development, the decentralisation of Commonwealth entities, and supporting corporate decentralisation.

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The Time For Talk Is Over

The people of Williamtown, Fullerton Cove and Salt Ash need options now.

They’ve been kept in limbo for far too long.

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Third Seat For ACT Long Overdue

As a long term advocate for a third seat, I'm delighted at today’s announcement by the Australian Electoral Commission.

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Dig Deep For Legacy Week

Legacy began as a promise by World War 1 Diggers to their mates who had fallen in battle to “look after the missus and the kids”.

Ninety years on that promise continues.

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Statement on Attack at the Australian National University

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - BRODTMANN, PLIBERSEK AND T BUTLER

Our thoughts are with the staff and students at the Australian National University following this morning's attack.

Every student and every staff member on campuses across Australia has the right to feel and to be safe.

We have contacted the university to extend our best wishes to those affected.

Our thanks to the authorities for dealing so swiftly with the matter.

We urge anyone with any knowledge of the attack to contact police as soon as possible on 131 444.

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Canberrans frustrated by lack of Positive Ageing initiatives

More than 80 Canberrans gathered to discuss positive ageing initiatives at a forum hosted by the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, Julie Collins and the Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann last week. 

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Katherine Residents Deserve Answers

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - BRODTMANN AND SNOWDON

This week we’ve been witness to yet more mixed messages from the Turnbull Government in its response to PFAS contamination in Katherine. 

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Health concerns of Williamtown residents will be addressed

Representatives from the Department of Health briefed Labor following media reports of a “cancer cluster” on Cabbage Tree Road in Williamtown.

Discussions focused on the “cancer cluster” reports; protocols around Health’s epidemiological study; continued voluntary blood tests; and progress of the PFAS Taskforce.

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Australia slides down Global Cybersecurity Index

As the Prime Minister talks up global co-operation on security operations with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Australia slumps on the United Nations International Telecommunication Union's Global Cyber Security Index

Australia's score of just 0.44 in co-operation saw us drop from fourth to seventh position, behind Oman and Malaysia.

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