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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ABC and SBS attacked by Abbott for their success - not failure

28 Oct 2014

The Matter of Public Importance today was about the Abbott Government's pre-election promise that there would be no cuts to the ABC and SBS - among other things. Scott stands up for our national broadcaster and the persistent attack on their successful broadcasting models.

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Foreign Fighters legislation will affect every Australian

28 Oct 2014

The Foreign Fighters Bill 2014 is a significant and complex piece of legislation which, if enacted, will have long-term impacts on how ordinary Australians go about their lives

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Question Time: where's the case for the East West toll road?

28 Oct 2014

In the wake of public transport chaos in Melbourne, Senator Rice asked the government why they have committed $3 billion for the East West tollway without a public business case when PT is in such need of investment.

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Christine Milne: Condolence statement - Gough Whitlam

27 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, speaks in the Senate on the passing of former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam.

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