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SPEECH - HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT LOAN SCHEME - TRANSCRIPT - MARCH 26, 2018

November 18, 2018

Universities Australia and the National Union of Students found that in 2012 two-thirds of Australian students lived below the Henderson poverty line and one in five students regularly skipped meals. How can the Turnbull government, with any conscience, now lower the student loan repayment threshold?

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STATEMENT BY MEMBER - ANN CLOUT, INVITATION TO PM AND WIFE - MARCH 26, 2018

November 18, 2018

Ann Clout, who resides in the PFAS contamination red zone within my electorate, penned a letter to the Prime Minister and his wife and invited them to visit their Fullerton Cove home. I read Ann's letter in the House of Representatives for the Parliamentary record.

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TANYA PLIBERSEK - SPEECH - NATIONAL PRESS CLUB ADDRESS - WEDNESDAY, 7 MARCH 2018

November 18, 2018

In the three years after Tony Abbott formed government – and made himself Minister for Women – Australia slipped 22 places down the global gender equality rankings, to 46th spot. Progress is not inevitable. It’s not consistent. And it’s certainly not happening fast enough.

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REPLY TO REPORT, POWERING OUR FUTURE - TRANSCRIPT - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

November 18, 2018

Energy is the oxygen of our economy. With this report we should celebrate the fact that members of this standing committee from different areas in this political arena came together to create a document that charts a path forward. That's right, a consensus was achieved across four parties, and that is no mean feat in an area that has seen so much division—and derision, I might add.

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GOVERNMENT'S PFAS CONTAMINATION SENATE REPLY HUGELY INADEQUATE - SPEECH - FEBRUARY 6, 2018

November 18, 2018

I call upon the Prime Minister to intervene immediately. Remove the Department of Defence from any future investigations. Accept that these are human beings whose lives, hopes and futures have been decimated. Act now to create choices for those who are caught in this diabolical mess.

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SELECT COMMITTEE ON RDD INTERIM REPORT - TRANSCRIPT - FEBRUARY 6, 2018

November 18, 2018

More than a quarter of these submissions, 27 per cent, have been from local councils or groupings of councils, with other contributions from individuals, industry bodies, regional development authorities, community groups and non-government organisations.

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