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November 2015

20/11/2015

Reid local is named skills champion

Burwood’s Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College became a national skills champion last night at the Australian Training Awards, winning the School Pathways to VET (Vocational Education and Training) Award.

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Burwood’s Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College became a national skills champion last night at the Australian Training Awards, winning the School Pathways to VET (Vocational Education and Training) Award.
16/11/2015

Boosting community safety in Reid

Today, Minister Keenan and Mr Laundy visited Burwood Council’s CCTV control room and Strathfield Train Station.  

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Today, Minister Keenan and Mr Laundy visited Burwood Council’s CCTV control room and Strathfield Train Station.  
11/11/2015

Making private health insurance cheaper, better

Craig Laundy MP is encouraging residents across Reid to have their say on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money.

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Craig Laundy MP is encouraging residents across Reid to have their say on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money.
11/11/2015

Craig Laundy meets with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Hon M. A. Sumanthiran MP

On Tuesday evening, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid met with the Hon M. A. Sumanthiran MP, Member for Jaffna District in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

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On Tuesday evening, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid met with the Hon M. A. Sumanthiran MP, Member for Jaffna District in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

October 2015

28/10/2015

Reid residents to have their say on proposed Western Sydney Airport

Residents of Reid can now have their say on the development of a Western Sydney Airport, with the Australian Government releasing the draft Airport Plan and the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public consultation.

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Residents of Reid can now have their say on the development of a Western Sydney Airport, with the Australian Government releasing the draft Airport Plan and the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public consultation.
13/10/2015

Craig Laundy MP to chair Standing Committee on Economics

Craig Laundy MP, the Federal Member for Reid has been appointed as the Chair of the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics.

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Craig Laundy MP, the Federal Member for Reid has been appointed as the Chair of the Australian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics.
01/10/2015

Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence

The Australian Government is taking immediate action to reduce violence against women and their children. Last week the Prime Minister announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to deliver immediate and practical measures to keep women and their children safe.  

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The Australian Government is taking immediate action to reduce violence against women and their children. Last week the Prime Minister announced a $100 million Women’s Safety Package to deliver immediate and practical measures to keep women and their children safe.  
01/10/2015

Local employment programme already securing jobs in Reid

The Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy has declared a pilot programme to provide work experience and improve employability amongst migrant communities in Reid a success after the completion of the first term.

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The Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy has declared a pilot programme to provide work experience and improve employability amongst migrant communities in Reid a success after the completion of the first term.

September 2015

17/09/2015

Transition to full NDIS roll out in Reid

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to start rolling out in Reid from 2016-17, following an agreement for the full roll out by the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to start rolling out in Reid from 2016-17, following an agreement for the full roll out by the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments.
09/09/2015

The Syrian and Iraqi Humanitarian Crisis

Last week I asked my senior Government colleagues if we could do more to help. Today I say thank you to the Prime Minister and our Ministers for their announcement on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis.

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Last week I asked my senior Government colleagues if we could do more to help. Today I say thank you to the Prime Minister and our Ministers for their announcement on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis.
03/09/2015

Book an Apprenticeship Ambassador today

The Australian Apprenticeships and Ambassadors Program highlights real life apprenticeship and traineeship success stories and aims to boost the status of apprenticeships.

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The Australian Apprenticeships and Ambassadors Program highlights real life apprenticeship and traineeship success stories and aims to boost the status of apprenticeships.
02/09/2015

Member for Strathfield needs to state her position on ChAFTA

Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy has challenged the NSW Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay to state her position on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) today, following Luke Foley’s public statement of support for the trade deal.

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Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy has challenged the NSW Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay to state her position on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) today, following Luke Foley’s public statement of support for the trade deal.
01/09/2015

Message to 2015 Australia-Korea Politics and Business Forum

Congratulations to the Australia-Korea Politics and Business Forum on the occasion of its second annual event. The inaugural AKPB Forum last year was a huge success, and I have no doubt that the 2015 forum will be just as successful.    

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Congratulations to the Australia-Korea Politics and Business Forum on the occasion of its second annual event. The inaugural AKPB Forum last year was a huge success, and I have no doubt that the 2015 forum will be just as successful.    

August 2015

14/08/2015

CSIRO AND Craig Laundy launch National Science Week in Reid

Craig Laundy MP joined teachers and Year 6 students at Strathfield North Public School today to launch the National Science Week (15–23 August 2015) in Reid. The lesson was held in partnership with CSIRO and their Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program.

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Craig Laundy MP joined teachers and Year 6 students at Strathfield North Public School today to launch the National Science Week (15–23 August 2015) in Reid. The lesson was held in partnership with CSIRO and their Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program.
14/08/2015

New one-stop shop for Burwood

Burwood residents are set to benefit from the 200th Medicare and Centrelink one-stop shop implemented across Australia since 2009.

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Burwood residents are set to benefit from the 200th Medicare and Centrelink one-stop shop implemented across Australia since 2009.
07/08/2015

Sidney Kitchener Money Memorial reopens to public

RESIDENTS of northern Sydney are continuing to reap the benefits of the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project, with today’s reopening of the Sidney Kitchener Money Memorial garden.  

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RESIDENTS of northern Sydney are continuing to reap the benefits of the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project, with today’s reopening of the Sidney Kitchener Money Memorial garden.  

July 2015

31/07/2015

Parramatta Female Factory to be assessed for the National Heritage List

The Australian Government is pleased to announce the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in Western Sydney will be assessed for possible inclusion on the National Heritage List.

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The Australian Government is pleased to announce the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in Western Sydney will be assessed for possible inclusion on the National Heritage List.
30/07/2015

Project launched to de-vine Duck River

Representatives from all levels of government and local community leaders came together on Tuesday to launch the ‘De-Vine Duck River Bushcare Group’ project – a project that “exemplifies how government cooperation can lead to local benefits,” Craig Laundy.

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Representatives from all levels of government and local community leaders came together on Tuesday to launch the ‘De-Vine Duck River Bushcare Group’ project - a project that "exemplifies how government cooperation can lead to local benefits," Craig Laundy.
24/07/2015

Demonstration outside Chinese Consulate-General, Sydney

I was deeply concerned to read reports of a protest at the Chinese Sydney Consulate-General on 22 July, where protestors allegedly trespassed onto the grounds of the Consulate and took down the Chinese flag.

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I was deeply concerned to read reports of a protest at the Chinese Sydney Consulate-General on 22 July, where protestors allegedly trespassed onto the grounds of the Consulate and took down the Chinese flag.

23/07/2015

NSW Minister for Emergency Services visits Reid firefighters

Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy MP was joined today by Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott to meet with local fire fighters across Reid and promote winter fire safety.

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Federal Member for Reid Craig Laundy MP was joined today by Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott to meet with local fire fighters across Reid and promote winter fire safety.
22/07/2015

$14.5 million to help temporary refugees gain better English language skills

The Coalition Government will invest an extra $14.5 million in 2015-16 to help refugees learn English so they have a better chance of supporting themselves through work.

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The Coalition Government will invest an extra $14.5 million in 2015-16 to help refugees learn English so they have a better chance of supporting themselves through work.