Last Week's Parliament

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Firearms should not be carried inside the parliament

26 Mar 2015

The new security arangements in Parliament House seek to embody rhetoric of fear in practice by integrating it into our discussions about our parliament and our security.

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Cuts to legal sector must be stopped

26 Mar 2015

Senator Wright's motion calling on the Federal Government to immediately address the funding uncertainty and include increased funding for the legal assistance sector in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. 

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The Abbott Government must rule out further cuts to education

25 Mar 2015

The Abbott Government is already cutting billions from schools, and now they are refusing to rule cutting even more. Senator Penny Wright speaks about why these cuts will hurt the Australian economy and society generally.

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Mental health services in crisis

25 Mar 2015

Senator Penny Wright asks the Abbott Government when they will end the funding uncertainty for mental health organisations, which is already causing job losses in the sector.

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Christine Milne: Forestry Tasmania will never get FSC

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, responds to an answer provided in Question Time relating to the endangered species, the Swift Parrot.

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Christine Milne: We need strong whistle-blower protection [Motion]

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the senate calling for strong whistle-blower protection for both public and private sectors.

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Motion: Liverpool Plains

25 Mar 2015

Lee calls on the Minister for the Environment to retain the water trigger at the federal level and abandon its plans to hand it off to state and territory governments as a result of concerns raised by the Shenhua Watermark coal mine planned for the Liverpool Plains. The Senate agrees to her motion.

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Christine Milne: Emissions reductions targets and other measures [Motion]

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, calls on the senate to congratulate the US President for setting emissions reductions targets and adopting other measures designed to address global warming.

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Old parties close ranks in Oil for Food inquiry

24 Mar 2015

Tabling of the the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's report into the work undertaken by the Australian Federal Police's oil for food task force

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Remembering Malcolm Fraser

24 Mar 2015

Senator Wright speaks on the condolences motion in honour of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

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But at what cost?: Christine Milne on data retention

24 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the Senate with her second reading speech regarding mandatory data retention.

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Speech: Data Retention Bill 2015 Second Reading

24 Mar 2015

Lee calls for the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 to be rejected by the Senate. 

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Vale Malcolm Fraser

23 Mar 2015

Senator Janet Rice reflects on the legacy of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, in particular his commitment to the humane treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

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