AS THE MONSOONS APPROACH, THE ROHINGYA REFUGEES ARE DESPERATE FOR HOPE - Opinion Piece with Andrew Broad MP, The Guardian, Saturday 7 April 2018
07 April 2018'One of the very basic things people need in order to survive is hope, but how does anyone offer hope in this situation?'
'You cannot arrest your way out of the drug problem.' - ABC Hobart 936 Mornings with Louise Saunders radio interview, Wednesday 4 April 2018
04 April 2018'Poor drug policy leads to further crime. I don't think any government wants that. If it’s serious about it, than it needs to actually step-up and look at the recommendations of our report...'
PARLIAMENT TO INVESTIGATE AUSTRALIA’S ILLEGAL TRADE IN IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN - Media Release, Thursday 29 March 2018
29 March 2018This inquiry provides an opportunity to scrutinise the extent of the commercial trade in these products, and whether existing arrangements and resources for the screening of imports and exports in them are adequate.
'The bar that they have set is terribly low compared to, say, the Australian Women's Cricket Team, who have done an exceptional job...' - ABC Hobart 936 Mornings with Leon Compton radio interview, Wednesday 28 March 2018
28 March 2018'They have not only of course won the Ashes this summer, but today in fact in Dehli they are playing in the T20 final. They have done it all without sledging, no arrogance and certainly no cheating. That’s the kind of standard that Australians expect.'
INQUIRY CALLS ON TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR TREATMENTS OF DRUG ADDICTION - Media Release, Wednesday 28 March 2018
28 March 2018'We cannot arrest our way out of issues with drug dependency – the government needs to invest in early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation if anything is going to change.'
DIRECT FLIGHTS TO CANBERRA ARE A ROUTE TO TAXPAYER SAVINGS - Media Release, Friday 23 March 2018
23 March 2018'Mr Barr is calling on Tasmania to join the ACT in a concerted push for the reinstatement of direct flights between Hobart and Canberra.'
TURNBULL’S $11 MILLION CUT TO TAS PUBLIC HOSPITALS - Media Release, Wednesday 21 March 2018
21 March 2018'It says it all about Turnbull’s priorities that he is happy to give big business a tax handout but won’t properly fund our public hospitals and give Tasmanians the health care they need.'
SINGH DEMANDS TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO GUARANTEE 100 JOBS OF HOBART VISA OFFICERS - Media Release, 9 March 2018
09 March 2018'I have responded today by writing to Minister Tudge calling on him to confirm that none of the public service jobs now at risk will be lost in Tasmania.'
TASMANIA STILL WAITING FOR NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME - Media Release, Tuesday 6 March 2018
06 March 2018'Ms Sheedy confirmed that Tasmania has been “very silent” on redress. In fact, although she tried to get the Hodgman government’s position prior to the election, “nobody would bother to reply.'
'I think we are in a much better position for the next four years when we face the polls again.' ABC AM Radio Interview, Sunday 4 March 2018
03 March 2018'Having a leader who has the courage to stand up to vested interests, to take our policies right out there to the people by having over 200,000 conversations...was the way to go.'
SENATOR SINGH URGES TASMANIANS TO CHECK IF THEIR CAR HAS FAULTY AIRBAGS - Media Release, Wednesday 28 February 2019
28 February 2018'Following today’s announcement of a compulsory recall for vehicles fitted with deadly Takata airbags, I am urging Tasmanians to check the list of vehicles to see if their car is in danger of having the faulty airbags.'
TURNBULL GOVERNMENT AGAIN REFUSES TO RULE OUT CUTS TO TASMANIA’S SHARE OF THE GST - Media Release, Thursday 8 February 2018
08 February 2018'Senator Cormann, the Minister for Finance, refused to give me a straight answer, which should make Tasmanians very, very nervous.'
Live interview with Leon Compton, ABC Hobart Statewide Mornings, 8 February 2018
07 February 2018This morning, I spoke with Leon Compton on ABC Hobart Statewide Mornings about my recent trip to Bangladesh to visit Rohingya refugee camps,
ANTI-SLAVERY VISIT TO KOLKATA, INDIA - Media Release, Friday 29 January 2018
28 January 2018'I hope to learn of experiences and knowledge on various approaches used to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in India. I also hope to learn of the challenges of institutional care for victims and what approaches are beneficial.'
'I think it's wrong to repatriate people back to violence.' ABC PM Radio Interview, Thursday 25 January.
25 January 2018'More than half of all of the refugees that have arrived in the camps since August are children.'
SENATOR SINGH VISITS ROHINGYAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS IN BANGLADESH - Media Release, 22 January 2018
22 January 2018‘I hope to gain a better understanding of the current response to the Rohingyan refugee crisis in Bangladesh, and to discuss with people on the ground what else is needed to avoid a catastrophic outbreak of diseases.'
DENISON UNDER THE GUN: HOBART FAMILIES TO LOSE UNDER CHILD CARE CHANGES - Media Release, 15 January 2018
14 January 2018'More Denison families will lose under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals than anywhere else in Tasmania.'
REFUGEES COME TO TASMANIA TO EXPERIENCE HARMONY THROUGH CRICKET - Media Release, 12 January 2018
12 January 2018'I was delighted to be able to make a donation to All Nations Social Cricket to assist them with their transport needs, and even happier to support them in the Cup final* which was played yesterday at Montrose Bay.'
TALKING POINT: STILL WAITING FOR PREMIER TO GRAB JOB BY THE SCRUFF OF THE NECK - Opinion Piece, Hobart Mercury, 27 December 2017
26 December 2017'Even the Liberals’ most loyal supporters don’t bother to argue that the Hodgman Government has used its political capital to benefit the state.'
TASMANIANS PAY MORE FOR PETROL THIS CHRISTMAS - Media Release, Thursday 21 December 2017
21 December 2017'On top of his failure to appoint a Tasmanian minister to his cabinet this week, Malcolm Turnbull is giving another terrible Christmas present to the people of Tasmania – the highest petrol prices of any Australian capital.'