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APVMA Submission

On 10 March I lodged my submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Reference Committee’s inquiry into the operation, effectiveness and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016.

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Labor Discusses Ways To Do Defence Business

Labor will continue to work with the NT Chamber of Commerce to identify opportunities for local companies to do business with Defence.

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Let The Sun Shine In

At last some light is to be shone on the shameless and blatant pork barrel that is the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority relocation.

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Wishing Australia's Defence Personnel a Merry Christmas

The Shadow Defence team would like to wish all Defence staff, personnel and families a happy and peaceful holiday season and a safe New Year.

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Trove a treasure for all Australians

Labor welcomes the Turnbull Government’s decision not to go ahead with its plans to gut the National Library of Australia of the resources needed to continue with its world-renowned Trove project.

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Payne backflips on expanded Singapore Defence training site

The Turnbull Government’s acquisition of land to support enhanced training for Singapore’s Defence forces become another fiasco from a Government fast becoming renowned for its fiascos.

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ANAO report shows Payne and Pyne pay more for less

An ANAO review of base service management which found ballooning service costs and failing service delivery shows the Turnbull Government is not taking Defence seriously. 

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Industry costs blow out following Barnaby's APVMA pork barrel

Labor is shocked by reports that key scientific functions of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority will be operating at half-strength by the end of the year.

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PhotoAccess grant to help bring untold Canberra stories to life

Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP today toured the newly-upgraded Digital Literacy and Storytelling Lab at PhotoAccess in Griffith, following her commendation of the organisation for a Stronger Communities grant.

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Defence staff reject Turnbull's unfair bargaining offer

Now that nearly 60 per cent of Defence staff have delivered their third stinging rejection of the Turnbull Government’s proposed enterprise agreement, it’s time for the Government to realise its bargaining policy is unfair and unworkable.

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