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Budget to improve the lives of the multicultural communities in Western Sydney

By at June 23, 2014 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Budget to improve the lives of the multicultural communities in Western Sydney

The 2014-15 Budget will improve the lives of multicultural communities across Western Sydney by boosting investment in education, health, housing, transport and roads, NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello said today.   “Western Sydney is home to over two million people but for 16 long years it was taken more...

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Abbott Budget betrays Multicultural Communities: Michelle Rowland

By at May 22, 2014 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment

Abbott Budget betrays Multicultural Communities: Michelle Rowland

“Tony Abbott has cruelly cut $ 33 million in funding to organisations in our community who work to build cohesive and inclusive Australia,” said Michelle Rowland, MP and Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism. The Abbott Government’s lack of regard for volunteer groups, cultural organisations and charities is disgraceful and has led to great more...

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Families will suffer as $230 million cut from childcare support

By at May 16, 2014 | 1:29 pm | 0 Comment

Families will suffer as $230 million cut from childcare support

The Abbott Government's decision to freeze the indexation of childcare support payments will cost Australian families $230.4 million over the forward estimates.   "This is the last thing that Australian families needed," the Greens' childcare spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "Many households are already struggling with skyrocketing childcare fees more...

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Baird fails to oppose Abbott’s petrol and GP taxes

By at May 16, 2014 | 1:02 pm | 0 Comment

Baird fails to oppose Abbott’s petrol and GP taxes

The NSW Opposition has slammed Premier Mike Baird for failing to stand up for NSW households after refusing to rule out a GST increase to pay for the Liberals’ $25 billion cuts to NSW hospitals and schools announced in the budget this week. Baird’s embrace of the GST puts him widely at odds with the Victorian and Queensland Liberal Governments which have blasted more...

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