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Climate Policy Spending Spree with no Clear Outcome – Hon Mark Butler MP & Sen Lisa Singh

Environment Department officials have confirmed the Abbott Government intends to give $2.55 billion of taxpayers’ money to big polluters without any forecasting to show the program will meet its objectives. When repeatedly quizzed on departmental modelling for the Government’s polluters’ slush fund, the Emissions Reduction Fund, department officials confirmed at Senate Estimates late yesterday they… Read More »

Liberal Government Escalates its Waste

Public consultation on the Abbott Government’s revision of the Commonwealth Marine Reserves begins on Monday, wasting millions of tax payers’ money. One of Tony Abbott’s first acts in government was to remove the management plans from what had been the world’s biggest marine reserves network. Now he is embarking on a needless duplication of the… Read More »

Labor Investment Delivering For Tasmania – Hon Julie Collins MP & Sen Lisa Singh

The Abbott Government is continuing its tradition of reannouncing Labor projects to hide their failure to deliver any new investment in Tasmania. Federal Labor invested $5 million into the new Brook St Pier and $15 million for major upgrades at Bellerive Oval, which both officially open today. Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Labor Member… Read More »

Senator Lisa Singh Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

Today Senator Lisa Singh, will visit Gujarat in India at the invitation of the Indian Government to receive the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (Overseas Indians Award) which will be conferred on her by the President of India. The Award is the highest honour given to people of Indian origin living overseas and the ceremonies… Read More »

In The Community


Lisa joined cross party Senators to pass a motion to support an end to animal testing for cosmetics. A great step on the road to making Australia cruelty free.


Australian Human Rights Commission Report – Adjournment Speech

I rise tonight to speak about the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report The forgotten children: national inquiry into children in immigration detention: 2014. It is a startling and heartbreaking insight into the lives of children in Australia’s immigration detention. I think there is no more powerful way to confront one’s beliefs about what it means… Read More »

Peter Greste – Adjournment Speech

I rise this evening to talk about the importance of press freedom and welcome home Peter Greste, who was finally, and thankfully, released from the jails of the Egyptian government. After 400 days lost behind the bars of Tora Prison, Peter Greste is free. Last week I had hopes of being able to report as… Read More »

Hon. Tom Uren – Condolences

I also rise to pay tribute and respect to the late Tom Uren and, in doing so, give my sympathy to his family and his friends. Tom was to me and to so many in the Labor Party a leader, a mentor, an inspiration and a friend. Indeed, I agree with Senator Cameron that Australia… Read More »

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