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Labor Investment Delivering For Tasmania – Hon Julie Collins MP & Sen Lisa Singh

The Abbott Government is continuing its tradition of reannouncing Labor projects to hide their failure to deliver any new investment in Tasmania. Federal Labor invested $5 million into the new Brook St Pier and $15 million for major upgrades at Bellerive Oval, which both officially open today. Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Labor Member… Read More »

Senator Lisa Singh Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

Today Senator Lisa Singh, will visit Gujarat in India at the invitation of the Indian Government to receive the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (Overseas Indians Award) which will be conferred on her by the President of India. The Award is the highest honour given to people of Indian origin living overseas and the ceremonies… Read More »

Retirement of Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Today a true Labor giant, John Faulkner, announced his retirement from the Australian Senate. A statesman of unequalled stature in Federal politics who lived by and encouraged others to live by Labor values.  He has often acted as the conscience of both the Australian Labor Party and the Commonwealth Parliament. John is a formidable parliamentarian,… Read More »

World Aids Day – Hon Tanya Plibersek, Hon Catherine King, Sen Lisa Singh

World AIDS Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness of HIV prevention and AIDS. The message of ‘getting to zero’ is tremendously important: zero new HIV infections; zero discrimination; zero AIDS related deaths. Sadly, the battle to eradicate one of the most terrible epidemics of recent times is far from over, with an estimated… Read More »

In The Community


 Lisa joined cross party Senators to pass a motion to support an end to animal testing for cosmetics. A great step on the road to making Australia cruelty free.


Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 – Second Reading Speech

I rise to oppose the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 and to stand with the Labor Party, a party which certainly represents humanity, dignity of self-worth and compassion. I would like to start by acknowledging that this is an incredibly significant piece of legislation. If we go… Read More »

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 – Second Reading Speech

I rise to contribute Labor’s position on the Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. Labor is happy to see that the government has changed its approach by making some of these changes to conservation advice retrospective only. Before I get onto the substance of this bill, I will say that I am surprised that the government… Read More »

Micah Challenge – Senators’ Statements

I rise to speak in solidarity with the volunteers of Micah Challenge, an inspirational movement of young Christians from churches and groups all around Australia determined to ease the global scourge of poverty and injustice. In the lead-up to this year’s G20, members of Micah Challenge had well over 100 meetings with parliamentarians to shine… Read More »

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