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Jones into Outer Shadow Ministry

Throsby Labor MP Stephen Jones has been promoted onto the Opposition’s front bench as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure. This is an outer shadow ministry position, chosen at the discretion of new Labor leader Bill Shorten. Mr … Continue reading

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Schultz vs the Carbon Price

The Federal Opposition has this week kept its attack on the Government’s carbon price in Parliament, with Hume MP Alby Schultz being drafted in to ask a question about increases in electricity bills for a Canberra Hospital. The Open Australia … Continue reading

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NBN Rollout Misses Wingecarribee

I’ll put it upfront: I’m really keen for the NBN. I think it is a great investment and it will help Australia stay competitive for the rest of this century. And Tony Abbott’s plan to stop the whole thing will … Continue reading

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A Three-Cornered Contest to Find a Schultz Successor?

LONG-SERVING Hume MP Alby Schultz announced recently he would not contest the next election. The news was not really surprising, given his ill-health in recent times. He has often found himself at odds with the party and has regularly had … Continue reading

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