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Wilderness Plan Must Consider UNESCO Recommendations

The Abbott Government still wants to give the Hodgman Government responsibility for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, despite the embarrassing rebuke both governments received from the World Heritage Committee overnight. Overnight the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has rejected commercial logging and mining in the TWWHA. These key aspects were part of Premier Hodgman’s management… Read More »

Hobart Family Out From Under The BP Pump

For 38 years, Bill Bostock was the lifeblood of West Hobart. Bill’s West Hobart BP was an institution that embodied the “service” aspects of a service station. I remember going to Bill’s servo when I was a little girl with my God mum to buy petrol, say hello to Bill and buy a smurf to… Read More »

Labor Ready To Make Tasmania The Innovation Isle – Senator Lisa Singh and Andrew Leigh MP

Federal Labor will encourage more Tasmanian school students to learn coding, entice more Tasmanian university students into studying science, and create the incentives for more people to start up their own firms in an effort to reduce the state’s unemployment. “New firms generate a disproportionately large share of the jobs in any modern economy, so… Read More »

Call For Tasmanian Arts Submissions

Senator Singh has called on local arts groups to have their voices heard following the opening of an inquiry into the Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the Arts. “George Brandis has stripped $105 million from the Australia Council in order to establish his own slush fund, said Senator Singh. “This… Read More »

In The Community

At AgFest in Tasmania At Agfest with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten


With my parliamentary colleague Andrew Leigh MP to pledge our support to Fatality Free Friday. The RSRT works to stop truck drivers from being pressured to speed or skip breaks. Participating in the Senate inquiry today into the medicinal use of cannabis and a Bill regulating its use through legalisation.


Middle East – Adjournment Speech

Last year was the United Nations International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It put the spotlight on the lives of the Palestinian people, creating international awareness of the challenges they have faced since the partition of Palestine and the occupation. Nearly 68 years on, the ongoing impacts of the occupation have been devastating… Read More »

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Tabling of Report Partnering for the greater good

I also rise to contribute to the tabling of the report, Partnering for the greater good. Like Senator Gallacher, I also participated in this inquiry and I would like to provide the Senate with my views on some of the recommendations and the way forward. As Senator Gallacher has said, there were some 37 useful… Read More »

Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – Second Reading Speech

We will not forget the night before the election. Tony Abbott stared down the barrel of the SBS camera and he said there would be no cuts to the ABC and SBS. We know now that that was a complete lie because this bill, the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill… Read More »

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