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Count your Birds for National Birdlife Week

Spending 20 minutes in our backyards or out in our state’s fabulous outdoor places and spaces during Spring is a great way for Tasmanians to get involved in National Birdlife Week, running this week. Birdlife Australia’s ‘Aussie Backyard Bird Count’ is a fantastic example of the sort of citizen science Tasmanians are renowned for supporting.… Read More »

Tasmanian Students And Families Unfairly Targeted By Abbotts Budget Of Broken Promises

Tasmanian students and families have today voiced their concerns over Tony Abbott’s Budget of broken promises unfairly targeting child care services, schools and universities. Speaking at today’s education forum at the University of Tasmania, Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Higher Education Amanda Rishworth spoke with Tasmanian families who are feeling unfairly disadvantaged because of… Read More »

Abbott Government Cuts Threaten Tasmania’s Role As Science Hub And Centre Of Antarctic Research

The Abbott Government’s attacks on research and postgraduate education will undermine Tasmania’s status as a science island and a key centre for Australia’s Antarctic strategy. Shadow Assistant Minister for Education Amanda Rishworth and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Senator Lisa Singh today toured the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science… Read More »

Liberal No-Show at Save Solar Forum

Liberal Michael Sukkar last night hid from his own constituents, another Liberal too ashamed to explain his Government’s attempts to undermine the Renewable Energy Target – attempts that would increase the power bills of people in the Deakin electorate. More than 400 people attended the Solar Council’s Save Solar Forum in Ringwood last night, but… 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.


Contemporary Multiculturalism: From Australia to India and Back – Tiffin Talk Australia India Institute October 8 2014

It is a pleasure today to be able to participate in the Tiffin Talks program and I thank the Australia India Institute for the invitation. As a beginning, I want to compare some elementary facts about Australia and India. India has a population of 1.24 billion people, the world’s second largest country, compared to Australia’s… Read More »

Peter Sculthorpe – Adjournment Speech

Tonight I would like to pay tribute to a genuinely unique and remarkable Australian man, Peter Sculthorpe, who sadly passed away on 8 August. Described as a ‘supremely elegant and unpretentious man’, his contributions have left the Australian landscape a richer and more innovative environment. ABC Classic FM Broadcaster, Christopher Lawrence, commenting on Peter’s passing… Read More »

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 – Second Reading Speech

Labor supports Senator Ludwig’s private senator’s bill—the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill—because this government cannot or will not take action on this issue of national importance. I remember that the powers that Labor used to stop the first supertrawler were opposed by Tony Abbott and the coalition, and I note that Australia’s fisheries… Read More »

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