Last Week's Parliament

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Addressing the youth mental health crisis

04 Mar 2015

Senator Wright speaks to the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and what can be done to address the youth mental health crisis.

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Christine Milne: Vale Michael Raupach and Tony McMichael

04 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the senate to pay tribute to the lives of two outstanding Australian climate scientists - Professor Michael Raupach and Professor Emeritus Tony McMichael.

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Mental Health: what did we find out in Estimates?

03 Mar 2015

Penny asks questions about the future of the mental health system after the National Mental Health Commission Review report is released. 

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Attempt to abolish these tax offsets are another ideological attack

03 Mar 2015

In seeking to repeal the seafarers tax offset, to the research and development tax offset and to the mature age worker tax offset, the Abbott government continues its ideological attacks on those who can least afford it. Senator Rice speaks to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014.

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Parlimentary debate critical before military deployment in Iraq

03 Mar 2015

Scott speaks in the Senate about the importance of Parliamentary debate prior to deployment of Australian armed forces overseas, rather than allowing the decision to be made though another of Tony Abbott's captain's calls. 

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More professional mental health workers needed in country areas

03 Mar 2015

Senator Wright's motion in favour of providing incentives for mental health professionals to practise outside major cities

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Christine Milne: 'Iraq training mission another ill-advised captain’s call'

03 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, seeks to suspend standing orders in the Senate to debate Prime Minister Abbott's captain's call to send more troops to Iraq.

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Question Time: Should George Brandis resign over Gillian Triggs mis-handling?

02 Mar 2015

If losing the confidence of the Liberal Party is grounds for resignation, what is Attorney-General and, indeed, the Prime Minister, still doing in their jobs?

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George Brandis has fundamentally failed to do his job

02 Mar 2015

Senator Penny Wright speaks in support of a motion to censure Attorney-General George Brandis over his attacks on the Human Rights Commission and its president Gillian Triggs.

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Christine Milne: 'We can legislate for country-of-origin labeling right now'

02 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, speaks about the need for the Abbott Government to immediately implement Country of Origin food labeling legislation to protect public health and Australian farmers.

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Christine Milne: Why did the NZ Prime Minister announce Australia's latest deployment?

02 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, asks why Prime Minister Abbott allowed the NZ Prime Minister to announce Australia's latest troop deployment to Iraq.

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Christine Milne: PM Abbott must be honest about troop deployments

02 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, responds to an answer provided in Question Time. She calls on Prime Minister Abbott to have the courage to front the Australian people and be honest about how many service men and women will be deployed to Iraq.

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Christine Milne: 'George Brandis is unfit to hold the office of Attorney-General'

02 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, speaks to a censure motion against Attorney General, Senator George Brandis, following his extraordinary attack of Dr Gillian Triggs.

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