Category: Media Release

Labor Government’s first Budget a dud

The Albanese Government’s first Budget has failed the people of Hinkler with drastic cuts to regional funding programs and no immediate measures to help families and individuals with rising cost of living pressures.

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Paradise lost … again. Labor Government slashes regional funding

The future of Paradise Dam is in even more doubt following media reports today the Albanese Government will slash funding for regional projects across Australia.

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Water torture: Growers left in limbo again

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt and Federal Member for Flynn Colin Boyce are calling on the Albanese Government to commit to restoring Paradise Dam once and for all.

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Water security, workforce shortages headline discussions with ag sector

Leader of the Opposition the Hon Peter Dutton MP and Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt MP met with local representatives from the region’s agriculture industry during Mr Dutton’s visit to Bundaberg today.

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Petition launched to address shortage of heart doctors

The Wide Bay region home to 204,000 people is currently facing the threat of having only one interventional cardiologist to care for people having heart attacks.

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Labor backflips on Cashless Debit Card making it voluntary

The Albanese Government has been forced to make an embarrassing backflip on the Cashless Debit Card legislation, admitting it’s removal will have serious consequences for vulnerable communities.

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New scoreboards for Woodgate Bowls Club

Keeping score is a lot easier at Woodgate Bowls Club thanks to a grant from the Stronger Communities Programme.

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Upgrade at woodcrafts club thanks to Stronger Communities grant

A new amenities block at the Hervey Bay Woodcrafts Club has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Stronger Communities Programme.

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New flood-proof bridges open on Bruce Highway

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt and Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien have welcomed the opening of the new flood-proof Saltwater Creek Bridge and Deadmans Gully Bridge on the Bruce Highway.

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Opinion Piece: Not even a fig leaf to cover Labor’s union pay off

OPINION PIECE – Not even a fig leaf to cover Labor’s union pay off

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 14 percent of employees (1.4 million) were trade union members in 2020. Since 1992, the proportion of employees who were trade union members has fallen from 40 percent to 14 percent. In comparison, 100 percent of the Federal Labor Party are union members. It’s a mandatory requirement for Labor members of the House of Representatives and Senators. I’m told their union representative has to check Labor members ballots before major votes to ensure they’re voting as instructed by their union.

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