Last Week's Parliament

media-releases

Greens win motion to provide certainty to nation’s homeless and service providers

27 Nov 2014

The Greens have put the Abbott Government on notice to provide a statement on its long term commitment to homelessness and affordable housing today.

speeches-in-parliament

Melbourne's west needs public transport makeover

27 Nov 2014

As a lifetime western suburbs resident, Janet Rice knows just how great it is to live in Melbourne's west. But there's one thing the west is in desperate need of: fast, efficient and reliable public transport. 

speeches-in-parliament

New immigration laws play to the worst in our country

27 Nov 2014

Penny Wright speaks in opposition to a Bill which would hand unprecedented power to the immigration minister and put Australia at risk of breaching a number of fundamental human rights.

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Question Time: What is the government doing to save Leadbeater's Possum?

26 Nov 2014

With the current Victorian Liberal government requiring logging as part of its plan to save the state's animal emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum, and the alternative Labor government releasing an environment plan described as "as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike", Senator Rice asks what is the federal government doing to save the Leadbeater's Possum?

speeches-in-parliament

Defence Minister's comments show contempt for SA's proud history of skilled manufacturing

26 Nov 2014

What confidence can we have that the Abbott Government cares at all for South Australian jobs, especially following the rest of their decisions which have undermined the South Australian employment market.

speeches-in-parliament

Second reading speech on the third round of counter terrorism laws

26 Nov 2014

This Bill is another highly disturbing intrusion upon the rights and freedoms of Australians at home and overseas.

speeches-in-parliament

Senators' Statements: Remembering the Tamils in Sri Lanka

26 Nov 2014

November 27 is a very important day for Tamils both in Sri Lanka and in the many countries they now call home. It is a day they remember with deep pain and sadness the 26 year long civil war in Sri Lanka in which over hundred thousand Tamils were killed and the more than 60 years of systematic Sri Lankan state orchestrated brutality towards them.

speeches-in-parliament

Our environment is under attack & we're feeling it in Victoria

26 Nov 2014

Senator Janet Rice outlines the Greens plan in Victoria to respond to 21st Century environment challenges.

motions

Senate condemns Abbott on ABC and SBS cuts

25 Nov 2014

Senator LUDLAM successfully won a motion condemning Abbott's cuts to Australia's much loved ABC and SBS.

motions

How much will data retention cost?

25 Nov 2014

In a successul motion in the Senate on November 24, 2014, Senator Scott Ludlam ordered the Liberal Government to reveal a report by PriceWaterhousCoopers into the cost of the Government's data retention legislation - a cost that will be passed back to consumers as a suveillance tax.

speeches-in-parliament

Speech: Photoshop, body image and mental health

25 Nov 2014

Poor body image is becoming an increasingly common mental health issue all around Australia.

questions

Scott's Questions without notice on cuts to ABC and job losses of 400 staff

24 Nov 2014

Senator Ludlam asks will the government apologise to the Australian people and the 400 who have lost their job about their broken promise on funding cuts to the ABC. Senator Abetz replies "Nobody has lost their job".

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