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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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PFAS Management Passed to Fifth Minister in Two Years

The Minister for Defence made it loud and clear in yesterday’s Defence Senate Estimates Spillover Hearing that if you’ve got an issue with PFAS contamination not to go to her or her department for support or advice any more.

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PFAS Community Consultation Cancelled in Katherine

The Minister for Defence needs to apologise to Katherine residents and explain why the meetings on PFAS contamination were cancelled last week and when the meetings will be rescheduled.

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Therapy Needed for Government's Cyber Insecurity

Labor welcomes today’s news the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security has called in Facebook to brief MPs and Senators on cyber safety in light of the recent scams on their pages.

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National Problem Needs a National Solution

Nearly 12 months ago, Labor led from the front and called for a consistent, national approach to assessing, remediating and managing PFAS contamination at Commonwealth sites.

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