Last Week's Parliament

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Firearms should not be carried inside the parliament

26 Mar 2015

The new security arangements in Parliament House seek to embody rhetoric of fear in practice by integrating it into our discussions about our parliament and our security.

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Cuts to legal sector must be stopped

26 Mar 2015

Senator Wright's motion calling on the Federal Government to immediately address the funding uncertainty and include increased funding for the legal assistance sector in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. 

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The Abbott Government must rule out further cuts to education

25 Mar 2015

The Abbott Government is already cutting billions from schools, and now they are refusing to rule cutting even more. Senator Penny Wright speaks about why these cuts will hurt the Australian economy and society generally.

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Mental health services in crisis

25 Mar 2015

Senator Penny Wright asks the Abbott Government when they will end the funding uncertainty for mental health organisations, which is already causing job losses in the sector.

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Christine Milne: We need strong whistle-blower protection [Motion]

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the senate calling for strong whistle-blower protection for both public and private sectors.

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Motion: Liverpool Plains

25 Mar 2015

Lee calls on the Minister for the Environment to retain the water trigger at the federal level and abandon its plans to hand it off to state and territory governments as a result of concerns raised by the Shenhua Watermark coal mine planned for the Liverpool Plains. The Senate agrees to her motion.

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