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No jab, no play, no pay

Vaccine objectors will no longer be able to access a range of Federal Government payments from next year under new rules designed to reinforce the importance of immunisation and protecting public health.

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16th April 2015  |  Comments  |  Media Releases, Transcripts

Transcript - Speaking to Jon Faine on the NBN, Anti-Siphoning and Tax Reform

We are adding another three months to our 18-month rollout plan and so we have at any time an 18-month forecast of where construction is going to begin.  And we have added another 550,000 homes and businesses across Australia will be connected to the NBN or have construction underway and then be shortly thereafter connected and that runs out now till September 2016.

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1st April 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Transcript: Interview with Fran Kelly on Data Retention and Media Ownership

Interview on Data Retention, Media Ownership and Newspoll

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24th March 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Question Time: The NBN Rollout in Indi

In the middle of the year, in the second quarter of this year, we expect to have the NBN’s revised corporate plan which will set out its three year plan. I know that everybody, my colleagues on the government side and I am sure all other members, is anxious to know when the construction work will begin in every single neighbourhood. It is proceeding at a much greater pace than it was under the Labor Party.

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17th March 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Transcript: Speaking to Leigh Sales on Australia Post reforms and data retention

I spoke to Leigh Sales on ABC’s 7.30 on Australia Post reforms and mandatory data retention

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4th March 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Question Time: Reforming Australia Post

Australia Post faces a real existential threat. Its letters business is declining year after year and we are now at a point where the losses in the letters business, which have total since 2008 over $1½ billion, will shortly overwhelm the profits in the rest of the business. If nothing is done to reform Australia Post the government could over the next decade have to tip in nearly $7 billion of subsidies.

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3rd March 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Doorstop Interview - NSW Election Campaign in Coogee

Topics: NSW Election, Federal Liberal Party

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28th February 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Transcript - Doorstop - NBN Switch On in Queanbeyan

In Queanbeyan nearly 2,900 premises ready for service with fibre to the premises. There is another 11,000 premises where the construction is either underway or it is being prepared for construction. And there are about 11,000 premises where the fibre to the node, multi-technology mix, technology deployment will be taking place in the course of this year.

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25th February 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts

Transcript: Doorstop Interview

Doorstop interview in Sydney on the Liberal Party Room Meeting

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8th February 2015  |  Comments  |  Transcripts