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Digital television channel changes for New England Electorate: Joyce

26 May 2014

    AS part of the final steps in Australia’s move to digital television, a relocation of digital television services across Australia are well underway, the Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said.   Mr Joyce said he’d been advised there is more than one broadcasting site w...

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Aged care accommodation prices published offering clear choices - Joyce

21 May 2014

    PEOPLE looking for aged care services in the New England Electorate will from now on have access to clear pricing and accommodation information online to help them make informed choices, MP Barnaby Joyce said.   Residential aged care providers are now required to publish t...

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Rises in pensions to continue, says Joyce

20 May 2014

    DESPITE the tough Budget, six-monthly rises in the Age Pension would continue, the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said today.   “In March 2014 the base rate of single pension rose by $14.30 a fortnight in and the base rate for pensioner couples increased by $21.60 a...

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Four routes shortlisted for Tenterfield heavy vehicle bypass: Joyce

20 May 2014

    TENTERFIELD residents and business owners are invited to have their say on four shortlisted route corridors for the proposed Tenterfield heavy vehicle bypass on the New England Highway.   Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said a future bypass would improve road safety a...

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Coalition delivers on broadband roll-out says Joyce

20 May 2014

    THE Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Federal Government’s efforts to speed up the NBN rollout are paying off for residents and businesses in the New England Electorate as work begins to connect hundreds of premises to the National Broadband Network.   Fixed wi...

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Applications open for largest-ever investment in long day care professional development

20 May 2014

  19 May 2014   LONG day care services in the New England Electorate can apply to share in the largest-ever investment in the professional development of their educators.   Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said applications for the Abbott Government’s $200 million L...

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Trade support loans building a stronger Australia says Joyce

19 May 2014

    THE Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification.   Mr Joyce said the Government was delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support ...

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Increased funding and more flexible arrangements for aged care: Joyce

15 May 2014

    THE Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition Government will meet its election commitments in aged care through increased funding which is better targeted and more flexible.   The previous government’s aged care workforce supplement, which imposed r...

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Budget delivers on commitments for people with disability and carers: Joyce

15 May 2014

    THE coalition government will meet its election commitments to support Australians with disability and carers, the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said.   “The government will honour its commitments to deliver the national disability insurance scheme, set up the youn...

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Abbott Govt restores occasional child care cut by Labor

15 May 2014

    FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has welcomed the Abbott Government’s decision to restore $12.6 million Occasional Care funding cut by the previous Labor Government.   Mr Joyce said Occasional Care provided a vital service for many families who needed emergency...

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Government moves forward on $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme

15 May 2014

    14 May 2014   The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to invest $100 million in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.   Inadequate mobile phone coverage remains a significant ...

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New England Electorate students, schools and community to benefit from record funding for schools

14 May 2014

    Students and schools in the New England electorate will benefit from the Abbott Government’s record recurrent funding investment of $64.5 billion in schools over the next four years.   “This government has matched funding for schools over the four year forward estimates as...

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