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CHRIS UHLMANN: The Prime Minister Tony Abbott is planning to tour communities in the grip of drought as the Government begins to finalise an assistance package for farmers.
But one of his rural backbenchers says the Government, Opposition and farming groups should have been much better prepared to respond to the growing crisis. Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan says he warned his party about the situation in New South Wales and Queensland five months ago. He told political reporter James Glenday no-one had a plan.
BILL HEFFERNAN: You absolutely ... Read more >
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This week is Hearing Awareness Week and all Australians are being asked to consider the question: ‘How loud is too loud?’
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The Australian Government will hit the road in August to talk to Australian communities about getting involved in the National Landcare Programme.
Se... Read more >
Senator Bill Heffernan, Liberal Senator for New South Wales is encouraging people across New South Wales to have their say on the recently released in... Read more >
Senator Bill Heffernan, Liberal
Senator for New South Wales says a recent national meeting of mobile child care
services – the first in almost 15 ye... Read more >
NSW Senator Bill Heffernan has called for the agreement between Australia Post and licensed post offices to be updated.
Originally set in 1993, the... Read more >
The Senate should investigate a scheme in which $9.19 million of taxpayers' money was wasted on a failed carbon farm that was supposed to make Rupert ... Read more >
The Senate should investigate a government scheme which saw $9.19 million of taxpayer money wasted on a failed carbon farm supposed to make Rupert Mur... Read more >
The standard hourly rate of Child Care Benefit families in New South Wales receive will increase by the CPI this week, as highlighted in the recent Fe... Read more >