PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO AUSTRALIA’S TRADE IN IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN BEGINS - Media Release, Tuesday 3 July 2018
03 July 2018'This inquiry, initiated by Senator Singh, is an opportunity to determine how Australia can keep pace with other OECD countries in closing the legal loopholes in domestic ivory markets to ensure Australia is not contributing to wildlife trafficking.'
"If we don't act Australia is likely to become a transit country to wildlife trafficking destination hot spots such as Vietnam and Thailand." - Press Conference, Tuesday 3 July 2018
02 July 2018'This is a global issue and a transnational problem - Australia needs to play its part in ending this illegal wildlife trade.'
'Who’s to say that Steve Martin doesn’t abandon the National Party in a short amount of time?' - ABC Hobart 936 Mornings with Leon Compton radio interview, Wednesday 30 May 2018
30 May 2018'I think Bill Shorten, Justine Keay, the Labor Party, are trying to ensure that we hold Braddon and that Justine is returned to that seat, because she is the best member for that seat and Labor is the best party to represent that seat.'
SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE OBESITY EPIDEMIC - Media Release, Friday 18 May 2018
18 May 2018'This inquiry is an important opportunity to seriously consider the causes and implications of the obesity in Australian communities.'
'Justine's working hard campaigning in Braddon.' - - ABC Hobart 936 Mornings with Leon Compton radio interview, Wednesday 16 May 2018
16 May 2018'You're saying that you can't release the GST report because you need to consider it, but in the same breath that there won't be further cuts to the GST. That doesn't make sense.'
MYER’S NEW CEO SET A MOTHER’S DAY CHALLENGE ON MODERN SLAVERY - Media Release, Friday 11 May 2018
11 May 2018'I have challenged Mr King to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord, on behalf of Myer.'
PARLIAMENTARIANS ADDRESS THE PLIGHT OF LIVE-EXPORT SHEEP - Media Release, Thursday 10 May 2018
10 May 2018'We believe it is important that Members of Parliament are provided with information about the live sheep trade so that debate can be informed and diverse.'
VICTORY FOR PEOPLE POWER ... AND TASMANIAN CRAFT BEER - Media Release, Friday 4 May 2018
04 May 2018'Craft brewing is a growth sector, particularly in Tasmania which is already well on the way to becoming Australia’s leading craft beer producer.'
'I think it's an exciting time for democracy.' - ABC Hobart 936 Mornings with Leon Compton radio interview, Wednesday 2 May 2018
02 May 2018'I look forward to next Tuesday night and the Government stopping these ridiculous tax cuts to banks, who do not need tax cuts while they're ripping off ordinary Australians.'
'Shouldn't we take the steps that improve the safety of young people who use drugs?' - ABC RADIO TRIPLE J HACK, Tuesday 1 May 2018
01 May 2018'What is there to lose in this? Shouldn't we take the steps that improve the safety of young people who use drugs? Educates young people about what they are intending to take, shouldn't we trial that?'
FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK IS WOMEN’S BUSINESS - Media release, Friday 27 April 2018
27 April 2018'This week is Fashion Revolution Week. It falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh which killed 1138 people in 2013.'
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.'
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