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No News is Bad News on Barnaby’s Biosecurity Bill

Serious concerns about the impact of the Abbott Government’s long-delayed biosecurity legislation on the Tasmanian Salmon industry have been exposed at the Senate Inquiry into Environmental Biosecurity. Not only has there been minimal consultation on the draft legislation, but evidence provided to the Committee has also revealed a clear lack of awareness about regional differentiation… Read More »

Visit to the Alliance of Girls School Leadership Forum – Hon Tanya Plibersek & Sen Lisa Singh

This morning Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek and Labor Senator Lisa Singh visited Ogilvie High School to talk to female students from across Hobart high schools about leadership and the rights of women and girls. “It’s important to say to the girls of today that there is a place for women in every part of… Read More »

Lecture on Australia-India Relations in a Changing World – Hon Tanya Plibersek & Sen Lisa Singh

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Tanya Plibersek, gave a lecture today on ‘the Australia-India Relationship in a Changing World’ at the Menzies Research Centre, in partnership with the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the University of Tasmania. “With the visit of Narendra Modi to Australia last week, Australia’s relationship with the… Read More »

Sharing Heritage With The Visit Of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Senator Lisa Singh, regarded as the first Federal Parliamentarian of Indian origin, will travel to Sydney to welcome to Australia the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. “This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister for more than 28 years. The last time was when the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke invited… Read More »

In The Community

Lisa joined the Little Mahatma Gandhi competition in Belconnen, Canberra to mark the International Day of Non-Violence. Lisa met with a group of Shikar Microfinance clients outside Dehli during her recent visit to India. Lisa visited the Akshardham Hindu temple in Delhi with Shadow Minister Tanya Plibersek.


Lisa joined her Labor parliamentary collegues in meeting United Voice representatives at the launch of a new report on tax justice. Lisa met with Oaktree campaigners in Parliament advocating for the government to crack down on multinational tax avoidance. Lisa at the at the Australian Launch of the global Beijing +20 Campaign.


Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 – Third Reading Speech

We have witnessed here tonight a 7¼-hour debate in these extended sittings. This government did a dirty deal with the Palmer United Party to ram through this very bad legislation. They made us sit very late and complained the entire time when any scrutiny of the bill was raised. What we have ended up with,… Read More »

Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 – Second Reading Speech

I rise in opposition to this Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014, but before addressing the amendments that are contained within it, I am making it crystal clear that Labor is extremely supportive of the Carbon Farming Initiative. We have strongly supported it since we set it up as a means of enabling the land… Read More »

Ebola Crisis – Adjournment Speech

I rise to bring to the Senate’s attention the tragedy occurring in West Africa with the outbreak of the Ebola crisis. In doing so I recognise that yet another day has passed with more Ebola infections in West Africa, another day of more deaths due to Ebola in West Africa, and yet another day of… Read More »

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