Last Week's Questions


QT: where will the funding come from for mental health response

26 Nov 2015

Senator Janet Rice questions the government on their failure to address funding shortfalls and stigma reduction in their response to the National Mental Health Commission's review.

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Recent Questions


Question 2586 - Administered Grants Indexation Pause

19 Nov 2015

(1) Can a list be provided of the specific grants affected by the two year extension of the Indexation Pause, and the dollar impact for each grant affected.
(2) Can a list be provided of programs that were given an exemption from the Indexation Pause.


Data Retention begins: Scott Ludlam's questions for Attoney-General George Brandis

14 Oct 2015

Today was meant to be the day that the $300 million Turnbull-Shorten mandatory data retention scheme came into force. Instead, it appears that more than 80 per cent of telecommunications carriers have not had their implementation plan signed off


QT: when will the discrimination end for loving couples?

12 Aug 2015

In the wake of the Coalition's decision to deny a free vote on marriage equality, Senator Rice asks what the government's message is for the thousands of loving and committed couples who are still waiting for the discrimination to end.


New citizenship laws are unlear and uncertain

25 Jun 2015

Senator Penny Wright raises concerns and questions regarding the governmen't new citizenship laws.


Government lacks committment to public school education

22 Jun 2015

Senator Penny Wright questions the Government's committment to public school education.

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