The protection of health facilities and other civilian targets under international law

04 May 2016

The protection of health facilities and other civilian targets in international law, including the Geneva Conventions, should be uncontroversial. It should not be something that we even need to raise in here.


Senate acknowledges loss of Bangladeshi LGBTI magazine editor

03 May 2016

Australian Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms's and Liberal Senator for WA Dean Smith's motion (below) to offer the Senate's deepest condolences to the family of LGBTI magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan, who was killed last week, has been supported in Parliament today.


Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners response to the National Radioactive Waste dump

02 May 2016

On the 27th of November 2015 the Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners released a statement outlining their opposition to the nomination of Barndioota station to host a National Radioactive Waste facility.


The importance of significant funding proposals being accompanied by detailed business cases

18 Apr 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull stated on 15 November 2010 when in Opposition "it would beggar belief that a government could be so reckless as to allow a massive investment to proceed without the publication of a business case, without the ongoing scrutiny of a parliamentary committee and, above all, without a rigorous cost-benefit analysis".


The Liberals Mandatory Data Retention Scheme supported by Labor

16 Mar 2016

The expensive, intrusive and ultimately pointless mandatory telecommunications data retention scheme was introduced in the 2015-16 Budget at a cost to taxpayers of $153.8 million

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