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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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There's still time to save the APVMA

An internal indicative timeline for the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority shows it’s not too late for the Prime Minister to demonstrate some leadership and put an end to his Deputy’s pig-headed pork barrelling.

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Another Parliamentary year passes without privacy alerts

Today Australians were on the brink of finally being given a basic privacy protection which they have waited three years for, but the Government has squibbed it yet again.

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Dear Malcolm - stop the APVMA relocation

I have written to the Prime Minister demanding he reverse the APVMA’s order to relocate.

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APVMA relocation all cost, no benefit to Canberra

Today I addressed the Parliament on the Deputy Prime Minister’s bid to relocate the APVMA.

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Canberra families and Australian taxpayers both lose in Barnaby Joyce's flawed $25 million plan to move APVMA

It says everything you need to know about the Coalition’s shocking decision to relocate Canberra’s Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority that the only voice they can find to endorse it is a former television presenter.

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If you want to blame someone for Census fail, start at the top

There isn’t a scapegoat big enough or a bootcamp intensive enough to distract from the fact the responsibility for the 2016 Census debacle lies squarely with the Abbott-Turnbull Government.

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