Last Week's Parliament

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Estimates: international seafarers safety comparisons

11 Feb 2016

Senator Rice uses estimates to ask about the training requirements for Indian seafarers compared to Australian seafarers.

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Estimates: Melbourne airport third runway

11 Feb 2016

With residents concerned at the building of a third runway at Melbourne Airport, Senator Rice asks about the how plans are being rolled out.

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Estimates: MV Portland and CSL Melbourne

11 Feb 2016

In the wake of the eviction of Australian crews from the MV Portland and the CSL Melbourne, Senate Rice investigates the government's role in what played out.

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IA releases lists projects that have been submitted for assessment

11 Feb 2016

Infrastructure Australia names 11 of the 14 projects that have been submitted to them for assessment. Of the remaining three, IA confirm that Melbourne Metro Rail is not one of them, meaning Victoria has only 1 project of the 14

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Victorians being punished for ditching the East West toll road

11 Feb 2016

Senator Rice questions the Department on where the federal funding is for Victorian infrastructure projects.

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Are people being prevented from voting because they're declared of "unsound mind"?

10 Feb 2016

In Senate estimates, Senator Rice questions the Australian Electoral Commission on the process of declaring a voter of "unsound mind".

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What's happening with native forest biomass under the RET?

10 Feb 2016

Senator Rice uses Senate estimates to work out what's been going on since the burning of native forest wood for energy was included in the Renewable Energy Target.

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How many complaints is the Wind Farm Commissioner dealing with?

10 Feb 2016

In Senate estimates, Senator Rice finds that of 42 complainants to the new "wind farm commissioner", some of them were couples and they related to 12 wind farms, 7 of which hadn't been built yet.

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How will BOM cope with cuts to CSIRO climate scientists?

10 Feb 2016

In Senate estimates, Janet Rice questions the Bureau of Meteorology about the impacts of the cuts to 100 climate science jobs at the CSIRO.

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#estimates - the ABC and the NBN

08 Feb 2016

Are there editorial controls in place at the ABC? Is there a requirement for 'balance' in NBN reportage that impedes accuracy?

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Australia Council Operational Funding Program Investment

07 Feb 2016

The Australia Council supports small to medium arts organisations in a range of ways, including through multi-year operational program funding.

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Auditor-General's report on East West Link

06 Feb 2016

Senator Janet Rice speaks to the Auditor-General's report on East West Link funding.

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