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SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE WELCOME BUT PROPER IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTINUED SUPPORT NEEDED

January 20, 2020

Labor welcomes the government’s package for small businesses affected by bushfires, noting it follows Labor’s calls for immediate and effective action.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP MELBOURNE MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2020

January 20, 2020

SUBJECTS: Small businesses support in fire affected areas; Bridget McKenzie; Kangaroo Island; Carbon emissions; Silicosis.

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GOVERNMENT MEETING WITH SCIENTISTS MUST HAVE RESULTS

January 15, 2020

Labor welcomes Minister for Science, Karen Andrews’, meeting today with Australian scientists, including CSIRO and the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, in response to the bushfire crisis, but calls for real action to result from the meeting.

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MORRISON’S UNFAIR RULES LEAVE BUSHFIRE HIT SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE LURCH

January 15, 2020

As the bushfire recovery continues, Labor is calling on the Morrison Government to provide immediate assistance for small businesses and workers who have lost income as a result of the devastating bushfires.

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING TRANSCRIPT

January 15, 2020

In a real time example of this Government scrambling over its internal division on the issue of climate change, the Minister for Science tried to delete evidence of her repeated obfuscation on the issue of human impacts of climate change.

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SMALL BUSINESSES PLAN THAT CAN BE DONE NOW

January 14, 2020

The bushfire crisis is a national emergency requiring a national response and Labor calls on the government to consider setting up a business taskforce to provide a direct line of advice to government.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST