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May 26, 2020

Continue to look for opportunities to improve the aged-care system

This bill introduces a new type of leave that will enable providers to remain eligible for the residential aged-care subsidy in declared emergency situations.  This change increases flexibility in aged-care services, which is so important in uncertain times.

May 13, 2020

Government can 'do right' with Beechworth Principles

Petitioners endorse the call for a federal integrity commission

April 24, 2020

Remembering those who served

On Anzac Day 2020, in this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, I think of the work and dedication of our nursing, medical and hospital staff in war and those who are doing so much to protect us in the coronavirus pandemic. It’s such an extraordinary legacy of service.

April 10, 2020

JobKeeper scheme a giant leap forward

The Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment stimulus package will help Australians through troubled economic times. But it’s important that we don’t leave anyone behind.

March 23, 2020

Stimulus vital but so is consistency

The federal government’s coronavirus stimulus is vital, but let’s make help consistent – and not forget people, bushfire communities and the most vulnerable

March 4, 2020

NDIS must realise our aspiration

The NDIS is something that all Australians should be proud of. Not just a symbol, but a functioning, real-life commitment to the type of nation that we want to be.

March 3, 2020

Indi's 2020-21 Budget priorities

Productive local government partnerships define key funding targets

March 3, 2020

Fires reveal investment opportunities

We need to fund community resilience in disaster’s wake – in agriculture, community energy, mental health, rural health and communications.

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