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Celebrate Modern Australia with an Australian Head of State

My wife’s family is a mix of Italian and English heritage.

Her mother was born in Oxford England and migrated to Australia as a 10 pound Pom.

Her father’s parents were Italian post–war migrants from the island of Salina off Sicily.

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Local Labor Team Renews Fight Against Amalgamations

LOCAL LABOR TEAM RENEWS FIGHT AGAINST AMALGAMATIONS

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Community Service and Vi Robbins Volunteer of the Year Awards

I wish to invite you to nominate a local volunteer that you know for my Annual Community Service Awards and the Vi Robbins Award for Volunteer of the Year.

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The Conversation We Should Be Having With China

Most Australians have never heard of the Beijing Environment Exchange.  But they will in the future.

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Higher Education Fact Sheet

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Without a second language our kids are second-class citizens

As the mining boom winds down, Member for Kingsford Smith Matt Thistlethwaite calls for governments to do more to prepare Australians for the Asian Century.

In an open global economy, when it comes to the 100 metre sprint for tertiary education and good jobs, our kids start 10 metres behind most from Asia.

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Kingsford Smith Stronger Communities Grants Round 2

$150,000 of funding is now available in Kingsford Smith for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

The Stronger Communities Programme will fund small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

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Publish What You Pay - Policy Discussion Paper

Mandatory Disclosure of Payments to Government in Extractive Industries

 

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The Human Cost of Julie Bishop's Aid Cuts Revealed

Julie Bishop must take responsibility for the human cost of her $11 billion in foreign aid cuts, after it was revealed today child protection, domestic violence, HIV, health, education, and clean water projects are being axed in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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Better in than out of the new Asian Bank

It appears the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a dilemma for the Abbott Government.

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