MEDIA RELEASES

Abbott's $26 Million cuts from Rankin's local health network start today
01 Jul 2014

Abbott's $26 Million cuts from Rankin's local health network start today

Cuts to the national partnership agreement on public hospitals start from today, costing the local health network in Logan more than $26 million dollars over the next four years.

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Abbott Government slams door on family reunions
10 Jun 2014

Abbott Government slams door on family reunions

The Abbott Government’s Budget of broken promises has delivered a cruel blow to ethnic communities by closing the door on low and middle-income earners ever bringing their parents to Australia.

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Abbott's brutal Budget an assault on our community
14 May 2014

Abbott's brutal Budget an assault on our community

The broken promises and twisted priorities in Tony Abbott’s budget will devastate our community and make it much harder for locals to make ends meet. 

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 Alex
26 Apr 2014

Alex "Lionheart" Leapai

Joint Media Release with Bernie Ripoll MP, Shadow Minister for Sport and Member for Oxley

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Local multicultural communities urged to send Abbott a message
06 Mar 2014

Local multicultural communities urged to send Abbott a message

Jim Chalmers, Federal Member for Rankin, has today helped launch a website so the local community can send Tony Abbott a message to reverse his cruel $370,000 cuts to multicultural organisations in the Rankin area.

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Local resident fights for safer roads
04 Mar 2014

Local resident fights for safer roads

After several near misses in only a short period of time, local parent Wayne Ernst took up the fight for safer school speed zones along Wembley Road.

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 90 Second Statement: YMCA School
04 Dec 2013

90 Second Statement: YMCA School

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:49): I rise to pay tribute to the YMCA school in Kingston in my electorate and especially to mark the achievements of a very special group of students, parents and staff. 

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Abbott attacks the Schoolkids Bonus
14 Nov 2013

Abbott attacks the Schoolkids Bonus

Labor Member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers, has called on Tony Abbott to explain to more than 14,000 local families why they are ripping money out of the family budget by attacking payments that assist them with school costs for their children.

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Tony Abbott switches off fibre broadband in Rankin
30 Oct 2013

Tony Abbott switches off fibre broadband in Rankin

Abbott Government has terminated the National Broadband Network’s fibre rollout in Kingston, Woodridge, Logan Central, Calamvale and Algester, leaving local residents and businesses having to rely on last century’s copper for their broadband, the Federal Member for Rankin, Jim Chalmers, said today.

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