Investing in the skilled workers of the future

The Australian Government is investing in national productivity gains and the skilled workers of the future, today delivering its plan for the $1.9 billion Trade Support Loans to equip young apprentices with the skills for real world jobs. Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today introduced legislation to allow Trade Support Loans to start from July…

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SCU receives $320,000 in research funding

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving funding of $320,000 from the Australian Government to fund a collaborative research project. Funding for the project has been awarded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, with funding to commence in July 2014. “The funding awarded to Southern Cross…

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Beef exports recovering after six years of Labor neglect

Significant increases in cattle, beef and veal exports are demonstrating that under the Coalition Government, Australia is once again open for business. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the latest figures show that things are looking up after years of Labor neglect and sabotage of the meat and livestock industries. “While ongoing drought conditions have…

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Goonellabah shortlisted for HIPPY funding

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the announcement that Goonellabah has been shortlisted for the next round of the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is a $100 million Australian Government-funded initiative which helps Indigenous communities put their children on the path to school success. “Goonellabah is among 31 sites…

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Hogan welcomes Metgasco’s suspension at Bentley

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan congratulates NSW Minister for Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts for the decision to suspend Metgasco’s petroleum exploration and production licence at Bentley. “The NSW Government has listened to our community’s concerns and has acted accordingly,” Mr Hogan said. “I’ve continually said that CSG in Page is not appropriate. It…

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Parliament gives Green Army the green light

The creation of a Green Army to deliver environmental projects in Australian communities is now one step closer, with legislation passing the House of Representatives yesterday. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said this is an important milestone and follows the commitment of $525 million over four years in the Federal Budget. “The Green Army…

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Government success stopping illegal boats to save $2.5 billion

The sustained success of the Coalition Government’s border protection policies in preventing successful people smuggling ventures to Australia is delivering a ‘stopping the boats’ dividend to the Australian people, saving taxpayers $2.5 billion in the Budget, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said today. “The Coalition Government is meeting its commitments to the Australian people.…

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