Marine Reserves

Federal Labor is committed to the sustainable management of Australia’s marine resources and we are a strong defender and manager of our oceans and those who use them. Labor put the world’s largest network of marine reserves in place.

The Government’s recently released plans to wind back protections in our oceans are even worse than we feared.

Labor put the world’s largest network of marine parks in place in 2013, protecting over 2.3 million square kilometres of our oceans. It was based on the latest science and extensive community consultation.

When Tony Abbott got in to power he put these plans on hold. Now Malcolm Turnbull’s Government is directly attacking them.

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More Than 2,100 Families in Moreton Worse Off

The Government’s own secret hit list has revealed 2,130 families in Moreton will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s new child care package come July 2nd this year.

These families are part of the 279,000 families around Australia who will be worse off under the Liberals new package.

This is extremely worrying news as most of the families who stand to be worse off are in the lowest income cohort – that is they have a family income of less than $65,710.

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Moreton v Rankin Community Shield – winners again!

What a fantastic morning at the annual Moreton v Rankin Muslim Community Shield! We’re happy to welcome the cup north of Compton Rd. Back home.

A great game played with wonderful spirit! I’m sure Jim Chalmers MP and his Rankin team will be back to challenge mighty Moreton next year.

Thanks Murray for umpiring, James for scoring, St Laurence's College for the field, and Jim and my offices for helping organise such a wonderful community event.

Religious Freedom Report and Marriage Equality

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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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