In this speech I reintroduce this Bill, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 which amends the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 to disallow the importation into Australia of live primates for the purposes of research.
Lee speaks in support of the Higher Education Support Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2015 in the interest of fairness and equity to our New Zealand residents and against the deregulation policy pursued by the Liberal National coalition.
"My thoughts are with everyone from the Australian Greens, our volunteer team, to everybody else who is putting in an effort, including those from other parties, a reasonably large field of independents and those who are showing that at least at that grassroots level our democracy has still got a bit of life in it yet, and to Dr Vanessa Rauland in particular—my friend and occasional colleague. On a lot of the issues I have worked on, I have learned a great deal from her over time."
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