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.
Senator Lee Rhiannon asked a question of Senator Don Farrell representing the Minister for Tertiary Education regarding the government's planned cuts to university funding and the impact on staff wages and conditions.
Christine Milne asked Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Joe Ludwig, whether he has referred to the Australian Federal Police the National Audit Office's assessment that millions of dollars in funding was misused in the Voluntary Exit Grants Program for forestry contractors.
Christine Milne asked Finance Minister Wong to confirm whether the Government has ruled out increasing Newstart by $50 a week; and how the Labor Party's decision to cut payments to single parents represents the Labor values that Senator Doug Cameron spoke about earlier today.