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Government plans to roll out non-sniffable fuel in Katherine; Gulf region and East Kimberley

12 Feb 2016

The Government has announced plans to mandate non-sniffable fuel in Katherine to combat the scourge of petrol sniffing in the community.

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Greens: Minister should not call Justice Targets ‘nonsense’ if he genuinely wants to Close the Gap on incarceration

12 Feb 2016

In the same week Malcolm Turnbull promised to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to Close the Gap, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs has referred to broadly supported Justice Targets as ‘nonsense’.

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Calls to Centrelink more likely to reach a block signal or customers give up before reaching a service operator

12 Feb 2016

"15.7 million calls to Centrelink were blocked and abandoned during the last six months of last year whilst just 10.6 million got through to a service operator, it has been revealed in Senate estimates. 

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Estimates reveals cashless welfare card still has huge loopholes and remains a waste of time and resources

12 Feb 2016

Estimates has revealed the cashless welfare card trial set for South Australia and the East Kimberley still has logistical issues and loopholes that need to be addressed, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Invalid oil leases highlights contempt for environment when it comes to supporting petroleum industry

11 Feb 2016

A number of offshore petroleum titles in marine parks have been deemed invalid following a major administrative error that occurred between 2008 and 2015, it has been revealed.

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Malcolm should cut the innovation buzzwords and genuinely move to Close the Gap

10 Feb 2016

The bitterly disappointing Prime Minister’s report on Closing the Gap shows there are many areas with next to no change in cutting Aboriginal disadvantage across the key areas, Senator Rachel Siewert has said today.

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