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ELECTION GAME ON

Meanwhile, in the New England the heat is officially on. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was on home soil to kick off the next eight weeks of campaigning, while Independent Candidate Tony Windsor has his sleeves well and truly rolled up.  

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GILLESPIE DECLINES TO COMMENT ON FRASER REFUGEE REMARKS

The federal Member for Lyne has declined to say whether he agrees with Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser’s call to close Australia’s borders, in the wake of the Paris attacks. But David Gillespie says Australia should be prepared to stand up for its democratic freedoms. “I’m not going to comment on individual members’ off the hip comments on Facebook,” Mr Gillespie said. “We need to remember what we stand for in Australia.”a (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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FATHER ASKS POLITICIANS TO FUND HIS FAMILY HOLIDAY AFTER EXPENSES SCANDAL

A father-of-three from the Central Coast is challenging politicians online after the recent scandal exposing Federal MPs using taxpayers dollars to fund their own family’s travels. Stephen Callaghan, has launched an online campaign requesting politicians to donate $5000 for his family holiday to Uluru. Mr Callaghan already had plans to drive his family to Uluru for a holiday, when it emerged Education Minister Tony Burke charged tax payers $12,000 for his family’s 2012 business class flights to the same destination. ‘Dear Federal MPs… I would appreciate it greatly if you were able to donate to my Go Fund Me campaign so MY kids can go on a holiday too,’ Mr Callaghan posted on his fundraising page on Saturday. ‘I won’t be accepting donations from everyday Australians…. they have already paid too much for YOUR kids…. all I ask is that, …

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