8 December 2017 – Parliament Roundup

The final week of Parliament for 2017! Love won.

Manus Island Closure

Pensioner and Seniors Kit

I've made updates to my Pensioner and Seniors Kit to reflect the recent payment indexation on 20 September.


It's available HERE, or contact my office for a copy.

Motion: Climate Change, Adani, the Reef – inaction is not an option

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Local Union Heroes

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Tarragindi Bowls Club

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Home Visits

Labor values the important role that after hours home visits play in our health care system. Home visits improve access to primary care outside 9-to-5, and can help to prevent unnecessary and expensive hospital visits.

As you may be aware, the Government’s Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce is reviewing after hours home visits in response to concerns about the quality and cost of some home visit services.

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Complimentary Medicines

Labor understands that many Australians use natural therapies and products. However, in a difficult budget environment we also believe that public subsidies need to be based on the best available evidence.

A review released by the current Government found no evidence that homeopathy and a number of other natural therapies are clinically effective. 

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Aurizon Community Giving Fund

The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is again open for applications and closes 27 October 2017 at 5pm AEST.

The fund has awarded cash grants to more than 40 not-for-profit organisations in South Queensland from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Ipswich and across the South West since its inception in 2011. This included a special round this year to assist communities recover from Cyclone Debbie.

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Qld Young Achiever Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Queensland Young Achiever Awards!

The purpose of the Queensland Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2017.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

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