Last Week's Parliament

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Direct Action will allow the destruction of our native forests

31 Oct 2014

Changes to the Carbon Farming Initiative have removed a prohibition on the clearing of native forests and the use of their products, opening the door for the burning of products from our native forests to be considered as eligible carbon farming projects.

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Speech: Tony Abbott's Higher Education Cuts and Fees

29 Oct 2014

Lee speaks against Tony Abbott's university cuts and fees.

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Penny Wright condemns government's moves to ram Foreign Fighters Bill through Senate

29 Oct 2014

Labor and Liberal have joined forces to ram draconian Foreign Fighters Bill through the Senate. This law will not make Australia safer. Instead, it will weaken the rights and freedoms that sustain our democracy. 

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Senator Wright questions the implications of the Foreign Fighters Bill

29 Oct 2014

The future implications of the Foreign Fighters Bill have failed to be explained. Penny Wright questions what they may be.

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Foreign Fighters Bill being shotgunned through the Senate without scrutiny

28 Oct 2014

Today in the Senate, the Government is attempting to rush through another piece of legislation on national security - this time on foreign fighters. But much the same way that the ASIO bill was pushed through - there was little chance for scrutiny as detail was delayed.

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