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Speech: Treasury Laws Amendment (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions And Other Measures) Bill 2023

Bills Treasury Laws Amendment (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions And Other Measures) Bill 2023 Superannuation (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Imposition Bill 2023 Second Reading Mr HAMILTON (Groom) (13:00): Isn’t it a joy to see what a couple of quorum calls do to lift the atmosphere in the chamber! I remember all the wonderful times on quorum…

Porked up budget is lean on regional health

The latest federal budget has done nothing to improve regional health services or outcomes. Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said it was an appalling decision by Labor to remove support for regional MRI access. “This funding was designed to provide better access to Medicare rebates for MRI in regional and rural areas. “This budget…

LABOR’S SHAMEFUL WARREGO HIGHWAY FUNDING DEAL

After two years of deliberately taking away critical road, rail and water infrastructure in regional Queensland, Labor’s latest budget does more damage. The Albanese Government’s review of the Infrastructure Investment Pipeline established a ‘Warrego Highway corridor’ derived funding allocated by the former Coalition Government. According to the review papers, the new corridor would usurp: •…

LABOR’S ANTI-QLD BUDGET MAKES A BAD SITUATION WORSE

Labor should be making decisions in the national interest, but instead we see another budget that focuses on the wrong priorities. Instead of focusing on the fight against inflation, better services, the housing and cost of living crises’ – we see a pre-election Labor budget. Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton said Labor had once…

LABOR MUST ACT ON THE COST OF LIVING

For almost two years now, Labor has been missing in action on the Cost of Living crisis that is crippling many families and businesses across our region. The Senate Cost of Living Committee has now released its second Interim Report which makes 14 recommendations on how the Albanese Government can act to help Australians. In…

BONZA COLLAPSE REMINDER MORE WORK IS NEEDED ON THE COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  Following the announcement that Bonza Airlines has been placed into voluntary administration, Federal Member for Groom Garth Hamilton has called on the government to do everything it can to ensure a competitive aviation sector. “This news about Bonza’s collapse will only add to the imbalance in the Australian domestic aviation sector. “Less competition is…

GET BACK-TO-BASICS TO FIX OUR ECONOMY

Two years of Labor’s failed policies and wrong priorities have left Australians worse off. Visiting Toowoomba yesterday, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor joined Federal Member for Groom, Garth Hamilton to meet with business and community leaders. Mr Hamilton said that family budgets had been smashed by higher prices, higher mortgage repayments and higher taxes over the…

FEDERAL OPPOSITION WELCOMES NATIONAL CABINET OUTCOMES, EXPRESSES DEEP CONCERN ABOUT PRIME MINISTERIAL FAILURE TO DELIVER EXISTING PROMISES

THE HON SUSSAN LEY MP  DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, SKILLS AND TRAINING SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS FEDERAL MEMBER FOR FARRER THE HON DAVID COLEMAN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BANKS SENATOR KERRYNNE LIDDLE SHADOW MINISTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION AND THE…