Questions Without Notice


Question without notice: The Budget

05 May 2016

My question is to the minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Brandis. Last night, the budget did not mention global warming once, not a peep. The Treasurer's speech completely ignored it. The budget papers ignored it. 


While the Liberals Fight Negative Gearing Reform, 44000 young Australians are Homeless

23 Feb 2016

My question is to the Minister for Finance, representing whoever is in charge of developing the coalition's tax policies today. Minister, there are 44,000 young people and children who are homeless in this country today. Last night it was reported that there are children as young as two weeks old sleeping rough on Perth's city streets and there are more than 200,000 people on the social housing waiting list. 


Question - Baby Asha

23 Feb 2016

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Brandis. Senator Brandis, right now, 'Baby Asha' and her family, along with dozens of other families, are living in Australia with the threat of imminent return to Nauru hanging over their heads. 


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.


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.

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