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New Vessel Boosts Great Barrier Reef Protection

A new state-of-the-art high-speed compliance patrol vessel will join efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef.


The $735,000 custom-built Reef Sentinel will employ night detection technology to continue to target illegal activity in protected marine areas off Townsville and the Whitsundays.


The 11.5-metre Reef Sentinel is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments’ joint Field Management Program – the frontline marine and island national park managers of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Child care relief around corner for Northern Beaches families

Nearly 5,600 families in Mackellar will be better off from the Turnbull Government’s child care overhaul.

 

The new child care package will provide the greatest hours of support to the families who work the longest hours, and the greatest subsidy and financial support to the families who earn the least. 

 

“We know the cost pressures that families face so we’ve taken action to overhaul a broken system,” said Jason Falinski

 

“Families using child care Mackellar should be reassured that relief is around the corner.”

 

The child care changes are focused on helping the families that need it most.

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Mandatory minimum sentences for child sexual offences

For too long, Australians have had to live with the threat of child abuse, all the while unsure that the law has their interests at heart.  This is why the Turnbull Government has announced tough new laws that represent the greatest crack down on paedophiles in a generation.

 

Under these new laws, child sex offenders will spend longer in jail, be less likely to be granted bail and parole, face mandatory minimum sentences and be closely supervised following their release. This Bill targets all aspects of the child sex offender cycle by strengthening measures atthe time of charging, bail, sentencing and upon release.

 

See my speech to Parliament on why these measures are vital to protect our children. 

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Your super, your choice.

Watch my full speech backing the tightening of rules around industry super funds, so every Australian has a choice when it comes to which superfund they want invest their hard earned retirement savings with. 

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National Energy Guarantee

The Turnbull Government has announced a National Energy Guarantee that will deliver affordable and reliable electricity for you and your family.

The Guarantee is made up of two parts:

✔A reliability guarantee to ensure that energy is always available 

✔An emissions guarantee to contribute to Australia’s international commitments

 

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Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics in Australia

Australian-made products often use chemicals imported from different parts of the world. So it is all well and good to say, 'We don't test on animals here' but, if we use the data from overseas tests to evaluate the products we allow to market, isn't that implicitly allowing tests in the first place? This government is finally putting the regulatory framework in place to make sure we stop using any data derived from animal tests when deciding whether these cosmetic products are fit for Australian use.

 

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Twelve Months of Consecutive Jobs Growth - Employment at Record High

Labour force figures released today by the ABS reflect a continued strengthening in the labour market, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.5 per cent and seasonally adjusted employment rising by 19,800 in September, to a record high of 12,290,200.

Employment has increased by 371,500 over the last year - more than four times the jobs growth in Labor’s last year in government, when just 81,300 jobs were created. Current jobs growth of 3.1 per cent over the year is well above the decade average rate of 1.6 per cent. 

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Taking Action Now for a More Accountable, Competitive and Stable Banking System

The Turnbull Government is taking action now to build an accountable, competitive and stable banking system, introducing legislation today to enact landmark financial services reform.

The banking sector plays an essential role in promoting economic growth and a critical role in the lives of everyday Australians who rely on it.

Australians expect a system which is fair, competitive, and unquestionably strong. That’s why the Turnbull Government has boosted the powers of regulators so they can keep the system operating at the highest standards, serving the interests of Australians.

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Mackellar Residents to Benefit from Major Private Health Insurance Reforms

The Turnbull Government has announced announcing a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for the people in Mackellar.  Every dollar matters to families in Mackellar and these reforms will get better value for families and make policies easier to understand.

 

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Trialling Demand Response to Secure Grid Stability

Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski has today welcomed the announcement by the Turnbull Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), to provide $28.6 million in funding for a new trial with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to deliver 200 MW of capacity to help secure the electricity grid during times of peak demand.

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