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AUDIT EXPOSES LIBERALS DISDAIN OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

August 02, 2019

The release of the Australian National Audit Office audit of the Australian Research Council (ARC), is an endorsement of the highly competitive and arduous National Competitive Grant’s Process (NCGP), which is administered and approved by ARC experts.

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REPORTS EXPOSE DEEP FLAWS IN PARENTSNEXT PROGRAM

August 02, 2019

Reports today of serious problems at the heart of the government’s parenting payments program, ParentsNext, is further evidence that the Morrison Liberal Government’s implementation of the program is deeply flawed.

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LEAP IN NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING FOUR OR MORE JOBS

August 01, 2019

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today reveals a shocking statistic – that the number of people holding four or more jobs has doubled in just the last year.

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GOVERNMENT ATTACKS UNEMPLOYED TO DISTRACT FROM INTERNAL DIVISION

July 31, 2019

The Government’s attack on job seekers is a blatant attempt to distract from the division within the Government over raising the rate of Newstart.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT-TELEVISION INTERVIEW- 7 NEWS- WEDNESDAY, 31 JULY 2019

July 31, 2019

SUBJECTS: Newstart; Michaelia Cash uses job seekers as a political football.

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GOVERNMENT FAILING TO SAFELY MANAGE NUCLEAR RADIATION

July 30, 2019

Reports today expose the government’s failure to ensure the safe management of radiation, with close to 600 incidents of nuclear radiation exposure occurring in Australia in 2017, as recorded by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.

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