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2017/18 Stronger Communities Grants

The 2017/18 Round of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP) will be opening soon in Lyons. 

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TASMANIANS FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS

Alan Tudge and Malcolm Turnbull are failing Tasmanians trying to access to support from Centrelink around payments.

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017

I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017. This government's record when it comes to Australian pensioners is a national disgrace. Australian pensioners helped build this country. Their reward under this government has been an all-out assault on their living standards. For four years, this government has tried to cut the incomes of Australian pensioners. Every step of the way, Labor has been there standing guard to shield Australian pensioners from this government's assaults on their cost of living. Labor opposed this government's attempt to change indexation that would have seen pensioners lose $80 in income over 10 years. Labor opposed this government's attempt to reset the deeming rate thresholds that would have seen 500,000 pensioners worse off. Labor opposed this government's reduction in assets tests that cut the pension for 330,000 pensioners today and will cut pensions for ...

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Tourism in Tasmania

Tasmania is the tourism mecca of Australia. I note the previous speaker spoke of the Vivid festival in Sydney. Well, we have Mona and Mofo, so let's all share the largesse. Tasmania is the tourism mecca of Australia and we all know it. The Prime Minister knows it, but unfortunately the Treasurer does not know it. It certainly did not help us come budget day—not one little bit. The Treasurer did not mention Tasmania once in his budget speech and, when you look at the budget papers, you can see why.

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Comcare and Seacare Legislation Amendment (Pension Age and Catastrophic Injury) Bill 2017.

I rise today to support the Comcare and Seacare Legislation Amendment (Pension Age and Catastrophic Injury) Bill 2017.

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