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Coalition Hostility to Renewable Energy threatens Tasmanian Economy and Environment

A few days after demolishing Australia’s clean energy package, the Abbott Government has the opportunity to reconsider its attack on Australia’s renewable energy industry. Despite making assurances before the election campaign that both the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) enjoyed bipartisan support, Tony Abbott has gone back on both promises… Read More »

Tasmania to Lose Out From Abbott Government Dumping Tourism Accreditation

The Abbott Government has broken its promise on Tourism Accreditation and is treating the Tasmanian Tourism Industry with contempt, Labor Senator Lisa Singh said today. “The quality tick that comes with the Federal Government’s tourism accreditation program means a lot to tourism businesses. It stands for quality assurance and has become an important part of… Read More »

Labor fights for renewable energy in Tasmania

Labor will continue to fight for the retention of its Renewable Energy Target policy, which underlies the growth of the renewable energy sector and reduces Australia’s carbon pollution. Labor welcomed the announcement that the Palmer United Party will support its renewable energy measures, including the Renewable Energy Target and the Clean Energy Finance Coporation. These… Read More »

Appointment as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Water

Following the announcement yesterday by the Opposition Leader, I am pleased to be appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Water. As global attention focuses on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Doha over the last week and its rejection of the Abbott Government’s application to remove 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian wilderness from… Read More »

In The Community

Lisa met with UNICEF Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka and RESULTS representatives to discuss the fight to end AIDS. Lisa seconded LEAN's motion to support clean energy policy and an ETS in Australia at the Tasmanian Labor Conference. Lisa joined her colleagues in celebrating Emily's List's 18th Birthday.

Senate

Lisa attended the Australian Youth Climate Coalition event at Parliament House with over 200 young people calling for action on climate change. Lisa joined members of the MICAH challenge to campaign for global tax reform. Lisa joined industry members at the National Tourism Alliance Friends of Tourism industry event. Thanks to Xinhua News Agency, Xu Haijing for the photo.

Speeches

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 and seven related bills – Third Reading Speech

This is a fundamental moment in Australia’s history. We are about to devastate the future of this country. We are about to take this country backwards in droves through the mindless ideological bent of the coalition. Australia today will be a laughing stock to the rest of the world. We are sending this country backwards—and… Read More »

Global Fund – Adjournment Speech

I rise this evening on behalf of the three million men, women and children who are killed each year by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. I do so by supporting very strongly the determination of RESULTS International, particularly its Tasmanian volunteers with whom I have been engaging very closely on this and other issues related to… Read More »

The Abbott Government’s decision to wind back Future of Financial Advice reforms making consumers more vulnerable to dodgy financial advice – Matter of Public Importance

This is an important MPI, an MPI where the government attempts to wind back Labor’s financial advice reforms. These advice reforms give protection to consumers against dodgy advice, reforms that were to come into effect on 1 July this year. Among many other things, these reforms would have banned commissions in any form and required… Read More »

Latest Videos

  • 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

    Environment Adjournment Speech

    Disallowance Motion - Bankruptcy Amendment 2014 Measure

    Matter of Public Importance - Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

    Adjournment Speech on Tasmanian World Heritage Area 17 June 2014

    Privacy Alerts Bill 2014