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Recent News from John

02 Oct 2014
The Light on the Hill Society - inaugural address by Senator John Faulkner

Revesby Workers Club, 7pm, Tuesday 7 October 2014... Full Story


25 Jun 2014
Statement on asylum seekers and refugees

I do acknowledge that there is strong opposition by many in the community to current asylum seeker policy, and in particular, to offshore processing... Full Story


14 May 2014
Environment battered by broken promises

Budget rips funds from grassroots environmental programs, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and renewable energy initiatives.... Full Story


14 May 2014
Budget 2014: More than $5 billion in cuts to Higher Education

The Abbott Government's first Budget marks the end of fair and affordable higher education, and a betrayal of Australian students and their families.... Full Story


14 May 2014
Budget 2014: $16 billion in cuts to overseas aid

This broken promise puts many excellent overseas aid programs at serious risk... Full Story


Government News

07 Oct 2014
Labor is listening on cost of living

Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten today officially launched Labor's new Cost of Living Caucus Committee... Full Story


05 Oct 2014
How is your mental health?

Mental Health Week (5 - 11 Oct 2014) is an opportuity to promote better mental health... Full Story


14 May 2014
Budget abandons young people looking for work

From 1 January next year, people under 30 who need Newstart and Youth Allowance will be forced to wait six months before receiving any support.... Full Story


14 May 2014
Australian pensioners betrayed

Abbott Govt will slash the current fair indexation system -which makes sure the pension keeps pace with the cost of living... Full Story


14 May 2014
Budget cuts $3 billion from Australia's Public Hospitals

Tony Abbott has made a mockery of his pre-election promise that there would be no cuts to health... Full Story