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Question Time: Penny asks George Brandis why his terror laws contradict expert advice

24 Sep 2014

Penny also asks when a new Independent National Security Legislation Monitor will be appointed and what funding the position will recieve.

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Examining the ABC

04 Sep 2014

Senator Ludlam asks some probing questions about the impact of budget cuts on the structure and make-up of ABC and it's employees, it's content and the demographics that it caters to.

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Native Timbers as Railway Sleepers

04 Sep 2014

Senator Ludlam asks for some specifics regarding the use of slow-growing natives for railway sleepers and also for some stats on the export of such timbers.

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Dodging Questions on Crimes Against Humanity

04 Sep 2014

Chapter 8 of the Australian Commonwealth Criminal Code enacts the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as enforceable law in Australia. Section 268.12 makes the imprisonment or physical deprivation of liberty of people an offence.
Senator Ludlam asks Attorney General Brandis on whether our indefinite detention of refugees falls under that section.
His answer shows how much respect the Attorney General has for this issue, for these people and for human rights generally.

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Christine Milne: Is Abbott proud of increasing Australia's emissions?

04 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time in the Senate to ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment about the leap in Australia's greenhouse gas emissions from electricity following the repeal of our price on pollution. Senator Milne asks if Abbott will list this as an achievement of his Government.

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