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House of Representatives – Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017, First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017

I thank the member for Dobell for her insightful contribution today on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017. I say 'insightful' because it paints the picture of a government that, in an Orwellian manner, has labelled this bill as addressing housing affordability, but when you examine the bill and the government's response there is no answer for housing affordability. On this side of the House we understand the issues that have been outlined comprehensively by the member for Dobell—in particular, the personal stories of the effect of not being able to access housing.

LAUNCESTON INTERNET SERVICE COMPLAINTS SOAR UNDER TURNBULL’S NBN

Federal Member for Bass Ross Hart has slammed the Turnbull Government’s second rate NBN following the release of the latest Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) report.

The report revealed;

·         There has been a 160% increase in complaints to the TIO

·         Launceston has the most complaints in Tasmania

·         There are 4 times more complaints made about the telecommunications industry than the banking/finance industry

Federation Chamber – My vision for Northern Tasmania

I rise today to take this opportunity to champion my vision for Northern Tasmania. I've spoken often in this place about the potential that exists in my electorate of Bass. It is true that we face challenges—in particular, those of generational disadvantage and the related pressures that this places on our community, including social isolation and related poor health and education outcomes.

House of Representatives – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017

I thank the member for Burt for his contribution on the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017. One of the many fallacies that are perpetrated on this House by the other side is the fact that on this side of the House we are all ex union representatives. And, of course, at the moment we have two current lawyers speaking about this very important legislation, how it is bad law and why it should not be passed.

Tasmania is being let down by Liberal Senators

The Draft Productivity Commission report into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation shows how much change to GST distribution would hurt Tasmania.

Despite their protestations today Tasmania’s Liberal Senators have let Tasmanian’s down again. The Turnbull Government is once again considering redistribution of GST.