My plan for Gilmore

I'm a local, I've been listening to locals for years, and I'm ready to deliver for our community as your representative in Canberra. Labor will: Fix our schools and hospitals. Restore funding cut by the Liberals and Nationals, to ensure every community has quality public schools and hospitals. Ease pressure on family budgets. End the Medicare freeze and give tax breaks to workers, not the top end of town. Stand up for workers. Reverse cuts to penalty rates and crack down on the abuse of labour hire and 457 visas. Invest in cheaper, cleaner energy. Deliver 50 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2030. Build a strong economy that works for us all. Make the top end of town pay their fair share, so we can build new infrastructure and give workers a fair go. Continue reading

LABOR TO ESTABLISH HEADSPACE CENTRE IN GILMORE

A Shorten Labor Government will create a new, full headspace centre in Gilmore to deliver early intervention mental health services for those aged 12 to 25 years. Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS TO FAST TRACK PRINCES HIGHWAY UPGRADES

A Shorten Labor Government will accelerate safety upgrades to the PrincesHighway south of Nowra by bringing forward $100 million in federal funding and investing it in this road much sooner than would be the case under a re-elected Morrison Government. Continue reading

RADIATION THERAPY FACILITY FOR EUROBODALLA

A Shorten Labor Government will boost cancer services for people in the Eurobodalla Shire by investing in a local radiation therapy facility. This is part of Labor’s announcement that we will invest $60 million building 13 new radiation therapy facilities in regional areas across Australia, with Eurobodalla the first location to be announced. Continue reading

LABOR TO INVEST $20 MILLION IN NEW ART GALLERY AT BUNDANON

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $20 million to see the vision of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd brought to life, building a South Coast art gallery more than two decades in the making. Continue reading

LABOR TO FUND SOUTH COAST EMERGENCY RELIEF ORGANISATIONS

A Shorten Labor Government will reverse Liberal cuts to emergency relief and provide a much needed funding top up to organisations delivering these services in the South Coast. Relief organisations do important work in supporting those who have nowhere else to turn, especially women and children by providing immediate financial assistance or basic resources like food. But they are increasingly stretched and need more resources. Continue reading

LABOR WILL END MORRISON’S MEDICARE FREEZE IN FIRST 50 DAYS

A Shorten Labor Government will end Scott Morrison’s Medicare freeze in our first 50 days of government. Labor will end the freeze on Medicare rebate indexation on 1 July 2019, one year before it is due to end. It will be one of the first acts of a Shorten Labor Government. Continue reading

LABOR TO TACKLE MARINE PLASTICS ON GILMORE’S BEACHES

Today Tony Burke, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Environment and Water joined Fiona Phillips, Labor’s Candidate for Gilmore at the Kiama Downs Surf Lifesaving Club to discuss the recently announced Clean Our Oceans Program. Labor’s Clean Our Oceans Program is a proposal to partner with Surf Clubs and the Clean Oceans Initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate, single use plastic water bottles from our beaches. Continue reading

LABOR WILL INVEST IN LOCAL PROJECTS

A Shorten Labor Government will provide certainty for the people of Gilmore by delivering community and infrastructure projects recently announced as part of the Building Better Regions program. Labor’s Regional Services spokesperson Stephen Jones said that if Labor was successful at the forthcoming Federal election, it would not delay important investment in local communities by revisiting investment decisions that have already been made. Continue reading

LABOR WILL FIX MOBILE BLACK SPOTS ALONG PRINCES HIGHWAY

Labor’s Regional Communications Spokesperson, Stephen Jones, and Labor Candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips today announced that Labor will provide up to $2 million in essential funding to help fix mobile blackspots along the Princes Highway. Continue reading