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Last Australian Federal Police Officer Removed from Hobart International Airport

Today Labor called on Senator Eric Abetz and the Abbott Government to reverse its decision to remove the Australian Federal Police from Hobart Airport. “As the Government removes the last AFP officers from Hobart International Airport this month, Hobart will be left as the only capital city not to have the full-time protection of the… Read More »

Hobart Rally for Renewables Calls for Abetz to Protect the Renewable Energy Target and its Jobs, Growth and Investment

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Senator Lisa Singh added her support to the Rally for Renewables taking place outside Senator Eric Abetz’s office in Hobart today. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign by solar and renewable energy workers, businesses, solar owners and supporters to stop the Coalition Government’s attempt to hurt jobs,… Read More »

Visit to India

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Tanya Plibersek, and Senator Lisa Singh will travel to India next week. Ms Plibersek and Senator Singh will meet with senior ministers, officials, academics, and non-government organisations. India is one of Australia’s closest international partners and friends. We cooperate on… Read More »

Greg Hunt Announces Futile Review a Year Late

The Abbott Government has prolonged the uncertainty surrounding their reversal of marine park legislation by announcing a six-month review process, nearly nine months after the Environment Minister promised to initiate one. As one of his first acts as Environment Minister, Greg Hunt reversed Labor’s historic network of marine parks and promised industry and the community… Read More »

In The Community

Lisa joined Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and Federal Shadow minister Brendan OConnor for the launch of the Bernie Banton Foundation's new mobile asbestos awareness van. An important step to help end the scourge asbestos has left behind. Lisa joined Zoe and Nat on The Party Line - Edge Radio to discuss Labor's upcoming policy forum discussing banning testing of cosmetics on animals. Lisa celebrated India Independence Day at the Indian consul General in Melbourne. An important day to recognise the bond between our two nations and how far India has come as a free independent country.

Senate

Lisa at the at the Australian Launch of the global Beijing +20 Campaign. Lisa met the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the the Australian Launch of the global Beijing +20 Campaign. Lisa met with Michael O'Loughlin at the inaugural launch of the Parliamentary Friends of the AFL.

Speeches

Cambodian Refugee Deal – Matters of Public Importance

I rise to speak today on this matter of public importance, a matter that is not only of national significance for Australia, and for our place in the region, but of importance to the world for how refugees and asylum seekers are treated. The actions taken by our government in signing a deal with Cambodia… Read More »

Cuts to CSIRO – Senator Statement

I rise to speak about the impact of the government’s budget on an iconic Australian institution of scientific research, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, known as the CSIRO, and, in doing so, highlight a self-evident truth about the Abbott government. That truth is that this is a government that does not want evidence… Read More »

Renewable Energy Target – Adjournment Speech

I rise tonight to talk about Tony Abbott and the renewable energy target to remind us what we always knew and what we already know. We know that this conservative Liberal government is actively pursuing a vision of returning Australia to the 1950s: the decade in which the only conceivable limit on coal powered generation… Read More »

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  • Cambodian Refugee Deal - Matters of Public Importance

    Cuts to CSIRO - Senator Statement

    Renewable Energy Target - Adjournment Speech

    EPBC Amendment (Bilats) Bill 2014 - Second Reading Speech

    Racial Discrimination Act - Matter of Urgency

    Renewable Energy Target - Questions Without Notice

    Tasmanian job losses - Take Note Speech

    Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 Third Reading Speech

    Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

    Global Fund - Adjournment Speech

    Winding back Future of Financial Advice reforms -- Matter of Public Importance

    Budget - Matter of Public Interest

    Asylum Seekers - Matter of Urgency

    Mr Peter Greste - Adjournment

    Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No.2] and related bills