LABOR WILL INVESTIGATE A FLOOR PRICE FOR DAIRY FARMERS

Our dairy farmers are caught in a long-running cost-price squeeze that is being compounded by drought and Morrison Government inaction. Labor believes Government intervention is needed to save our dairy sector and our dairy farmers. Continue reading

LABOR WILL INVEST IN A NEW LEISURE CENTRE FOR BATEMANS BAY

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $25 million to help build the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts & Leisure Centre, ensuring the local community has a modern facility that will effectively meet the challenges of a growing region. Post by 458636390984541. Continue reading

LABOR CONNECTS WITH DAIRY FARMERS IN GILMORE

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia Joel Fitzgibbon joined Labor’s candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips in Milton on Wednesday to take part in a kitchen table conversation with South Coast dairy farmers. Continue reading

LABOR WILL INVEST IN 50 EXTRA JOBS FOR THE SOUTH COAST

A Shorten Labor Government will create 50 permanent full time Department of Human Services jobs to benefit the South Coast region including in Nowra, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay.These 50 new, secure jobs will inject up to $3.6 million into the local economy each and every year. It is a further example of Federal Labor’s commitment to the decentralisation of Commonwealth Government service delivery.  Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS TO NEW EUROBODALLA HOSPITAL

A Shorten Labor Government will boost health services for people in the Eurobodalla Shire by investing $25 million to help build a new Eurobodalla Hospital. Our $25 million commitment is part of Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan to protect Medicare and fix our hospitals and is on top of a $175 million commitment by the NSW Labor Opposition, because only Labor – state and federal – can be trusted to fix NSW hospitals.   Continue reading

TAFE AND APPRENTICES CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER TERM OF LIBERAL CUTS

The commencement of a new TAFE year is a reminder of the stark difference between Federal and NSW Labor and the Liberals when it comes to TAFE funding, skills education and apprenticeship training. The Liberals are failing to stop the decline, they are failing to invest in training trades people and they are failing to invest in TAFE. The NSW TAFE and vocational education system cannot afford another term of Liberal governments if it is to survive.   Continue reading

LABOR SUPPORTING COMMUNITY RENEWABLES ON THE SOUTH COAST

People living on the South Coast of New South Wales will benefit from cleaner and cheaper renewable energy that will help cut the cost of power bills, with Labor’s plan to establish a Community Power Hub in the region.   This is the first location for a Community Power Hub as part of Labor’s $100 million Neighbourhood Renewables Program announced in November last year.  Continue reading

LABOR INVESTING IN SUSSEX INLET SURF LIFESAVING

Today, Labor’s candidate for Gilmore announced a Shorten Labor government will commit $205,000 to support the activities of local volunteers who keep Sussex Inlet beaches safe. The funding will provide for equipment and capital works which support the activities of volunteers, the safety of beach-goers and the viability and amenity of the Sussex Inlet Surf Life Saving Club.   Continue reading

Farmers deserve a Fair-Go

I live on the South Coast of NSW in regional Australia. For five generations my family has dairy farmed here. In 1901, local dairy farmers got together and started the Nowra Dairy Co-operative Company. Fast forward to 2018, the NSW South Coast remains one of the largest fresh milk markets in NSW. Three of my teenagers proudly work on the same dairy farm today. Continue reading

LABOR INVESTING IN MOLLYMOOK SURF LIFESAVING

Today, Labor’s candidate for Gilmore announced a Shorten Labor government will commit $189,000 to support the activities of local volunteers who keep Mollymook beaches safe.The funding will provide for equipment and capital works which support the activities of volunteers, the safety of beach-goers and the viability and amenity of the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club. Continue reading