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Backdown on Legal Centre Cuts a Win for the Community

Today, after years of campaigning by Labor, women’s groups, lawyers and the Canberra community, the Turnbull Government has reversed its cuts to Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.

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One Year On, Plenty Of Outputs But Few Outcomes

Today marked the first anniversary of the launch of the Turnbull Government’s Australian Cyber Security Strategy.  

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Small Business Cyber Security a Blind Spot for Turnbull Government

There has been a flurry of Turnbull Government activity on the cyber security front this week – and, until today, all of it has ignored small business.

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Hands Off Canberra Petition Goes Off

"Barmy."

“Outrageous.”

“What were they thinking?”

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Turnbull Government's Wedge on the Public Service Widens

Today’s news on the Turnbull Government’s decentralisation program goes to show that the blatant and shameless pork barrel that is the APVMA relocation is just the thin edge of the wedge.

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Is Defence Still Using PFAS or not Minister?

It’s been over a week since reports emerged that firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals are still being used at shared airports in Darwin and Townsville. 

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Retirement of Dennis Richardson AO

On occasion of his retirement, Labor thanks Defence Secretary Dennis Richardson for his decades of professional and invaluable service to Australia.

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Prime Minister Needs to Tend His Own Cyber Security Patch

Given reports that 90 percent of companies and government agencies have been the targets of cyber threats in the last 12 months, Labor welcomes news of the Prime Minister's cyber security forum with the private sector today.

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Minister Needs to Come Clean on PFAS Usage at Defence Sites

Labor is deeply concerned by today's reports that firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals is still being used at shared airports in Darwin and Townsville.

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Labor Welcomes the Release of New PFAS Figures

After calling for a nationally consistent approach to PFAS management for 12 months, Labor welcomes today's release of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand's report.

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