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Tasmanian Liberal Chaos over Renewable Energy Target

Senator Lisa Singh has labelled Tasmanian Liberal Senators as “slow learners”. More than six months after the Abbott Government’s politically motivated Warburton Review started its work and consultation on the Renewable Energy Target, they have finally come out and taken a position. “Eric Abetz should have been defending Tasmania’s renewable energy industry from the beginning… Read More »

Cosmetic Testing on Animals – Have your Say

The Australian Labor Party is setting its policy on animal testing and cosmetics and all Tasmanians are invited to have their say. Earlier this year, Labor committed to run a national consultation on phasing out the importation, manufacture, sale and advertising of cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. Federal member for Hotham Clare O’Neil… Read More »

Labor Calls on Abbott Government to unlock Tasmanian Jobs and Economy Growth through Renewables

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Singh met with Hydro Tasmania’s CEO Stephen Davy yesterday to discuss the threat to their business from the on-going uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Energy Target (RET). “The RET creates jobs in Tasmania. With the downturn in the forestry and mining industries, this state needs new… Read More »

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 »

In The Community

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. Lisa joined the Lung Foundation Australia to open a workshop and talk with Hobart health professionals about the asbestos related disease,

Senate

Lisa met with Michael O'Loughlin at the inaugural launch of the Parliamentary Friends of the AFL. Lisa met with World Vision representatives Diana and Gheen to discuss poverty reduction in Indonesia and the Middle East through developing small businesses in poor communities. Lisa attended the Australian Youth Climate Coalition event at Parliament House with over 200 young people calling for action on climate change.

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

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    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