Media Releases

Local multicultural communities urged to send Abbott a message

March 06, 2014

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

March 04, 2014

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

December 04, 2013

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

November 14, 2013

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

October 30, 2013

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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