Aurizon Community Giving Fund

The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is now open for applications and closes 28 April 2017 at 5pm AEST.

The fund offers cash grants up to $20,000 in the areas of Health and Wellbeing, Community Safety, Environment and Education.

Visit their web page www.aurizon.com.au to find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

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Queenslanders Let Down by Do-Nothing Federal Government

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
MEMBER FOR ISAACS

GRAHAM PERRETT MP
OPPOSITION WHIP
MEMBER FOR MORETON

Not only has the Abbott-Turnbull Government failed to implement any of its own measures to ease the burden of Queenslanders who are faced with the clean-up after Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent flooding, but it has dumped sensible measures put in place by Labor after the 2011 floods.

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31 March 2017 - Parliament Roundup

What a chaotic week in Parliament!


Severe Weather and Lions Health Expo

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Racial Discrimination Act - there's no case for change

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Save Kindy Funding

The federal government provides funding for universal access to kindy. This funding helps ensure that children have access to at least 15 hours of kindy per week for 40 weeks a year.

Labor introduced this funding when we were in government. We committed $955 million over five years.

Unfortunately, since the Coalition came to power, they have only extended the funding for one or two years at a time.

Surprisingly, federal funding for kindy is due to run out at the end of 2017.

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Women's Legal Service, Parliament House

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Multiculturalism Motion, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (Moreton—Opposition Whip) (11:01):  I move:

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Penalty Rates

This week in parliament, Labor acted to protect the take-home pay of Australian workers.

On Monday, Labor tabled a Bill to stop cuts handed down by the Fair Work Commission.

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23 March 2017 - Parliament Roundup

An action packed week in parliament!



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