What Lisa Stands For...

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In The Community

Incredible honour to meet Crown Princess Mary at the United Nations in New York today and discuss importance of maternal health for all. At the UN Refugee Summit today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on leaders to commit to “upholding the rights and dignity of everyone forced by circumstance to flee their homes in search of a better life. At the UN Refugee Summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on leaders to commit to “upholding the rights and dignity of everyone forced by circumstance to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Senate

At Parliament House in Canberra writing a message of condolence and support to the people of Italy at this sad time as a result of the earthquake that's devastated and taken the lives of so many. Lisa was sworn into the Senate of the 45th Parliament of Australia on the 30th of August 2016. It is a honour to serve and represent the people of Tasmania Lisa with her Tasmanian Senate colleagues taking the oath of office on the opening day of the 45th Parliament

Speeches

Marriage – Adjournment speech

I rise to speak on the Turnbull government’s plan to hold a divisive and pointless plebiscite into marriage equality and to ask: why is the Turnbull government insisting on this unnecessary marriage equality plebiscite when Australians have already made their support clear and when the parliament could deal with this simply with a single vote? This plebiscite is… Read More »

Racial Discrimination Act 1975 – Adjournment speech

I rise to speak on the new attack on multicultural Australia by Senator Cory Bernardi and his renegade conservative allies, including three Tasmanian Liberal senators, led by Eric Abetz, who today have signed a motion put up by Senator Cory Bernardi to water down protections from hate speech contained within Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act. The protections against offensive,… Read More »

Tourism – Adjournment speech

I rise to draw the Senate’s attention to an exciting opportunity that has the potential to attract more tourists and create sustainable jobs in my home state of Tasmania. Perhaps most importantly this project has the potential to help heal divisions and unite traditional Tasmanians adversaries. In the modern economy, I firmly believe Tasmania’s future… Read More »

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  • Marriage Equality Plebiscite - Adjournment speech

    Motion to change the Racial Discrimination Act - Adjournment Speech

    First Speech