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December 2014

17/12/2014

After Sydney Tragedy Political Rivals Unite To Declare ‘We Ride Together’

Federal MPs Craig Laundy (Liberal), Terri Butler (ALP), Adam Bandt (Greens) and Zhenya “Dio” Wang (PUP) as well as ACTU President Ged Kearney have released a joint announcement: racism and hate have no place in Australian politics, or Australian life. They share the desire for all Australians to affirm the value of inclusion following the Sydney […]

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11/12/2014

Australian Government announces changes to GP co-payment

The Australian Government has announced that a new, optional GP co-payment will be introduced for GP services with additional protections for patients. Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy said the Government has listened to community concern and would make changes to the proposed Medicare co-payment.

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09/12/2014

Korea FTA to take effect in 3 days

The Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has announced that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea will enter into force on 12 December 2014. Craig Laundy MP congratulated Minister Robb for his efforts in securing the agreement and encouraged the constituents of Reid to take full advantage of the new trade agreement.

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05/12/2014

95 New Aged Care places for Western Sydney

Craig Laundy MP was pleased to announce this week a $10 million capital grant to fund a new aged care facility to be constructed in Auburn, together with funding for 95 Residential Aged care places at the facility, worth a further $5.6 million. This funding was allocated under the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).

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November 2014

28/11/2014

Touched by Olivia Wins 2014 National Disability Award

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, today congratulated Touched by Olivia on winning the 2014 National Disability Award in the category of Improving Inclusive and Accessible Communities Award.

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28/11/2014

Keeping Kids Safe in the Water

Families living in Reid will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing water safety for young children. The programme will consist of songs, videos and books to communicate the water safety message in a fun and engaging format for youngsters.

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10/11/2014

Christmas for the Troops 2014

Christmas is fast approaching and with more than 2,200 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed overseas on operations, Australians are being asked to spare a thought for our troops who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends.

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10/11/2014

Nominate now for 2015 National Youth Awards

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, is encouraging young people in Reid to nominate for the 2015 National Youth Awards.

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07/11/2014

Celebrating our SES Volunteers – Wear Orange Wednesday

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, is urging local communities to recognise the valuable and tireless work of Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by wearing orange on Wednesday 12 November 2014.

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06/11/2014

Celebrating Australian Culture in Turkey

‘Australia in Turkey 2015’, the Australian Government’s biggest cultural festival in Turkey, will be launched at the Istanbul Design Biennale in November. The festival will present Turkish audiences with a contemporary face of Australian culture, showcasing the rich diversity of our innovative and multicultural nation. The four month celebration of Australian culture will be staged […]

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October 2014

31/10/2014

Touched By Olivia Announced as Finalist in 2014 National Disability Awards

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, congratulated local charity Touched by Olivia on being announced as a finalist in the prestigious annual National Disability Awards. Mr. Laundy said Touched by Olivia is one of only 23 finalists chosen across eight categories of the awards, announced this week by the Assistant Minister for Social […]

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30/10/2014

Australia’s First Ever Multicultural Youth Summit

More than 40 young leaders from refugee and migrant backgrounds have taken part in the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network’s FUSE Summit at the GIANTS’ Learning Life Centre at Sydney Olympic Park. The landmark event aimed at providing the young leaders with the skills, knowledge and networks to bring a multicultural agenda to youth issues.  

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22/10/2014

One Call for Do Not Call

The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years.

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20/10/2014

National Broadband Network rolling out in Auburn

Around 2500 premises in Auburn are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network now underway.  

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17/10/2014

Nominations open for Reid’s V.E.T Students

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, is encouraging eligible students in Reid to nominate for the nation’s top prize for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.

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17/10/2014

Australian Small Business advisory services programme

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, has announced more low cost help for small business is available as part of the Abbott Government’s Australian Small Business Advisory Programme (ASBAS).

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15/10/2014

Laundy welcomes environmental assessment for Badgerys Creek

FEDERAL Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, today welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to conducting a thorough environmental assessment for the proposed Western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.

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14/10/2014

Science to boost competitiveness in Reid

Schools in Reid will benefit from a significant Australian Government investment to improve the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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09/10/2014

Local organisations encouraged to tender for Employment Services 2015-20

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, encouraged local organisations that have the capacity and determination to help more job seekers find and keep a job to submit a tender for Employment Services 2015-20.

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03/10/2014

A Call for Tolerance and Solidarity

Speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, the Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, called on the community to remain tolerant and compassionate towards everyone in society, irrespective of their faith or background—and protect the very values upon which Australia is founded.

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September 2014

30/09/2014

Councils in Reid to get over $4.8m in Roads to Recovery funding

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18/09/2014

Government to appoint Children’s e-Safety Commissioner

The Abbott Government will deliver on its election commitment to appoint a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner,

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12/09/2014

Local Grants Salute Reid’s Veterans

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10/09/2014

Joint Media release with Minister for Industry – Government supporting western Sydney apprentices

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09/09/2014

Payment increase for more than $3.7 million pensioners

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09/09/2014

Youth to Set Sail on World Voyage

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August 2014

26/08/2014

Reid home to some of Australia’s top secondary students

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21/08/2014

Laundy visits RØDE Microphones with Treasurer

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21/08/2014

Boost to Reid through local government grants

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18/08/2014

Affordable, available child care high on the Laundy’s agenda

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14/08/2014

Launch of Reid Student Advisory Panel

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13/08/2014

Reid’s youth gear up to restore Duck River

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July 2014

17/07/2014

Carbon tax repeal will benefit our local community: Craig Laundy MP

“Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for local families and small businesses,” Craig Laundy MP said today.

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10/07/2014

National Approach to Illegal Firearms

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, today applauded the Government’s decision to introduce new legislation targeting gun-related crimes that will implement minimum mandatory five year jail terms for illegal firearm trafficking.

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June 2014

22/06/2014

Condemnation of racial attack on Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lidcombe

The racially motivated vandalism and desecration of St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lidcombe was jointly condemned today by the Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, and the State Member for Auburn, the Hon. Barbara Perry MP.

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10/06/2014

Over half a million dollars to fix black sports in Reid

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record$500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme.  

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06/06/2014

Treasurer visits ANZAC Research Institute

Today, the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, visited the ANZAC Research Institute to see firsthand the ground-breaking research that is being conducted by this research facility.        

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May 2014

22/05/2014

Foreign Minister and Craig Laundy MP attend Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to support Cancer Council NSW

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16/05/2014

Increased funding and more flexible arrangements aged care

The Coalition Government will meet its election commitments in aged care through increased funding which is better targeted and more flexible, the Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP said.

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05/05/2014

NSW Netball Association awarded $3 million grant

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April 2014

25/04/2014

ANZAC Day 2014

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17/04/2014

Australian Government honours our dedicated police officers

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, has announced that the Government will extend the eligibility for the National Police Service Medal.

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March 2014

27/03/2014

Fair Go for veterans – delivered

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25/03/2014

Pension increase for local veteran community

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24/03/2014

Cutting red tape to create jobs

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10/03/2014

Laundy hosts a morning tea with the Prime Minister in Lidcombe

Local youth organisations, employment specialists and a host of local young people had an opportunity to meet the Prime Minister this morning at an event hosted by Craig Laundy MP at the Auburn Lidcombe Youth Centre at Wyatt Park in Lidcombe.

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February 2014

22/02/2014

Craig Laundy announces progress on alternative site for radioactive waste

Craig Laundy MP today welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that the remediation of land at Hunter’s Hill will be deferred until the Federal Government has made a decision on whether to all the disposal of material at its national repository.

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18/02/2014

Another major goal kicked for Western Sydney

The Federal Member for Reid, Craig Laundy MP, and the Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, celebrated another major goal kicked for western Sydney today at the offical opening of the GWS GIANTS Learning Life Centre.

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January 2014

23/01/2014

Creating job opportunities for new migrants and refugees

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