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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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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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