All Questions Without Notice


Will the government give Victorians the public transport they want?

01 Dec 2014

In the light of the Victorian election result - an election which Prime Minister Tony Abbott labelled 'a referendum on the East West Link' - Senator Janet Rice asks whether the federal government will accept the will of Victorians and reallocate the $3 billion committed to the toll road to public transport instead.


Question Time: What is the government doing to save Leadbeater's Possum?

26 Nov 2014

With the current Victorian Liberal government requiring logging as part of its plan to save the state's animal emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum, and the alternative Labor government releasing an environment plan described as "as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike", Senator Rice asks what is the federal government doing to save the Leadbeater's Possum?


No cuts to the ABC lie exposed at Question Time

18 Nov 2014

Scott uses Question Time in the Senate to ask Mitch Fifield to expose Abbott's promise of no cuts to the ABC or SBS as a broken promise.


Question Time: where's the case for the East West toll road?

28 Oct 2014

In the wake of public transport chaos in Melbourne, Senator Rice asked the government why they have committed $3 billion for the East West tollway without a public business case when PT is in such need of investment.


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.


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.


Christine Milne: Why did Abbott lie to Australians about the RET?

16 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses question time in the Senate to ask the Abbott government why they lied to the Australian public last election about changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and asks when the government will release the Warburton review.


Questions Without Notice: Aid and the budget

17 Jul 2014

Lee follows up on a question she asked about overseas aid and the budget, pointing out that Australian aid increasingly helps the corporate sector.


Question Time: Penny asks the Abbott Government why they won't sack Kevin Donnelly

16 Jul 2014

If the Abbott Government truly does not support corporal punishment in Australian schools, why won't they terminate Dr Donnelly’s employment?


Why is the government still funding the illegal chaplains program?

23 Jun 2014

Senator Wright used Question Time to ask about the Abbott Government's response to the High Court decision on the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.


Question Time: George Brandis and the 'Andrew Bolt Protection Bill'

19 Mar 2014

Senator Penny Wright questions Attorney-General George Brandis over his support for changing racial discrimination laws despite concerns in his own party.


Mass surveillance and the global website blackout

11 Feb 2014

Senator Scott Ludlam asks the Attorney General about mass surveillance on the day the Australian Greens joined the global website blackout to support the growing campaign against indiscriminate government surveillance. #thedaywefightback - the answer was something to behold.


Christine Milne: Safety of Australian aid workers in East Timor

10 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time to ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the alleged espionage by spies undercover as aid workers in East Timor and the implication of this allegation on the safety of Australian aid workers around the world. 

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