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Hobart, 9 April 2013 Senator Lisa Singh has called on the Premier Will Hodgman to reveal the outcome of his discussions last week with Qantas chief, Alan Joyce, on the future of Hobart call centre staff. “Tasmanian Qantas staff are going through a period of great uncertainty at the moment not knowing whether their jobs… Read More »

Senior Counsel Advice Confirms That Abbott Government 18C Changes will Legalise Holocaust Denial

Attorney-General George Brandis must respond to legal advice released today that the Abbott Government’s changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will licence Holocaust denial. “In the last week of Parliament I called on Barry O’Farrell to take action against the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, and to lobby his Federal counterparts… Read More »


On the National Community Law Day of Action, Senator Lisa Singh says the Abbott Government’s $43.1 million funding cuts to legal services, including community legal centres will leave Australia’s most vulnerable without access to vital legal help and must be reversed. People attending community legal services seek help for a variety of problems, many of… Read More »

Labor Commences Debate On Privacy Alerts Bill

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General Senator Lisa Singh commenced debate today on her Private Senators Bill: Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 in the Senate today. The law will make it compulsory for corporations and government to notify people if their privacy is breached and personal details are released without authoristation. “Labor has… Read More »

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Lisa met with Tassie Qantas worker and ASU delegate Robin Boucher in Parliament House about Qantas' future. Standing with Qantas workers to keep their jobs and keep them here - still call Australia home. Senator Lisa Singh met with the Tibetan Delegation and signed the petition by the Australia Tibet Council to be delivered to the Foreign Minister. Lisa joined the celebrations recognising and congratulating the joint Hobart Citizen of the Year recipients Emily Conlan and Isaiah Lahai on Australia Day.


In celebrations to mark the 30th Anniversary of the floating of the dollar, former Prime Minister, Paul Keating shared his experiences and wisdom with the Labor caucus.  Parliament House hosted Diwali Celebrations for 2013. Lisa is pictured with members of the Indian community and Andrew Leigh, Labor Member for Fraser. As Acting Chair of UNICEF Parliamentary Association Lisa hosted a breakfast at Parliament House featuring the head of the UNICEF Disability unit, Ms Rosangela Berman Bieler.


Privacy Alerts Bill 2014

I rise to speak to the Privacy Alerts Bill 2014. Labor believes that Australians should be told when there has been a breach of their privacy. It is time that companies who are required to protect Australians’ personal data should be also have the complementary duty to tell a consumer when their personal data been… Read More »

Racial Discrimination Act 1975 – Matter of Public Importance

Last week, many members of parliament celebrated Harmony Day. But this week, this government has given a slap in the face to that day. It has given a slap in the face to multicultural Australia. Why is that? That is through the proposed changes that Senator Brandis has introduced into this place that give people… Read More »

Questions Without Notice: Take Note Of Anwers – Racial Discrimination Act 1975

I move: That the Senate take note of the answers given by the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis) to questions without notice asked by Senators Singh and Peris today relating to proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. It has been made clear today that the Attorney-General is more interested in defending the rights of those… Read More »

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