YOUNG AUSTRALIANS WANT A COUNTRY THAT CARES - Opinion Piece, Hobart Mercury, Wednesday 17 April 2019
17 April 2019A Shorten Labor Government will increase Australia's foreign aid contributions every year it is in office, but this will not come at the expense of helping Australians.
PIVOT TO INDIA: WHY AUSTRALIA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SUB-CONTINENT NEEDS TO STEP-UP - Address to the AIIA, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tuesday 26 February 2019
26 February 2019'There is no country over the next 20 years which offers more opportunity for Australia, Australian businesses, and our region than India.'
AUSTRALIA-INDIA RELATIONS AT A TURNING POINT - Keynote Address to the Eighth Australia India Youth Dialogue, Sydney, Saturday, 23 February 2019
24 February 2019'This is at the heart of the AIYD –young leaders from India and Australia, working together to be the voice that steers the relationship towards greater convergence and prosperity.'
RENEWABLES CAN LIFT WORLD’S POOREST OUT OF POVERTY - Opinion Piece, Hobart Mercury, Thursday 17 January 2019
16 January 2019‘Worldwide, energy independence from renewables is helping people to rise out of poverty and to improve the state of our planet.‘
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT INTO AUSTRALIA’S OBESITY EPIDEMIC - Media Release, Wednesday 5 December 2018
05 December 2018Labor welcomes today’s release of the Senate Select Committee’s report into the obesity epidemic in Australia.
OUR TIES WITH INDIA ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO BE LEFT TO CHANCE - Opinion Piece, Hobart Mercury, Wednesday 4 December 2018
05 December 2018'The importance of Australia's – and Tasmania's – engagement with India cannot be overstated...If we don't move quickly, Australia is at risk of losing to other countries that have already recognised the myriad opportunities India brings.'
Tasmania to benefit under Labor’s energy plan
22 November 2018A Shorten Labor Government will help Tasmanians slash their power bills by setting a new national target of one million household battery installations by 2025.
'WE CAN HELP SAVE THE WORLD’S ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS' - Opinion Piece, The Sunday Canberra Times, Sunday 28 October 2018
28 October 2018'Investigations of online traders, auction houses and antique dealers in Australia have identified domestic markets for ivory and rhinoceros horn worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.'
HODGMAN GOVERNMENT WASTES MACQUARIE POINT’S OPPORTUNITY WITH A VISIONLESS PLAN - Media Release, Friday 19 October 2018
19 October 2018'Labor understands that Macquarie Point is not just a Hobart asset but a national asset. MONA’s plan for the precinct understood this as well and turned Macquarie Point into a peoples’ art park.'
GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS IT HAS BURIED VARGHESE INDIAN ECONOMIC STRATEGY REPORT - Media Release, Thursday 18 October 2018
18 October 2018'Today in the Senate, the Morrison Government voted against “taking Australia’s relationship with India to the level it deserves.”'
TALKING POINT: POPULISM DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DIRTY WORD - Opinion Piece, Hobart Mercury, Wednesday 10 September 2018
10 October 2018'Now is the time to respond to the needs of our common identity and our common good. That is what progressive populism is about and why it is certainly not a dirty word.'
AUSTRALIA CAN NO LONGER WATCH ON FROM THE SIDELINES - Media Release, Wednesday 19 September 2018
19 September 2018'Labor is developing a policy to work with the states and territories to implement a national, domestic ban on Australia's commercial trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn.'
DUTTON’S AMBITION HAS KEPT HOBART WAITING - Media Release, Monday 27 August 2018
27 August 2018'So fixated has Peter Dutton been with his calamitous grab for power that his Department has not managed to assess Hobart City Council’s relief request – despite it being applied for more than a month ago.'
HOBART’S YOUNG PEOPLE ASKED ABOUT THEIR VISION FOR AUSTRALIA - Media Release, Tuesday 7 August 2018
06 August 2018'Australia’s young people are being asked to share their views on ‘What would Australia look like if they had their say?’ by Amos Washington, Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative.'
SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE BEGINS ITS INVESTIGATION INTO OBESITY - Media Release, Monday 6 August 2018
06 August 2018'Childhood obesity is a key focus of the Committee. At the current rate, it is predicted that one-third of young Australians will be overweight or obese by 2020.'
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE
25 July 2018It is an honour to be here today to share with you Australia’s experience of the fight against AIDS, and to reaffirm our commitment to human rights as the touchstone for its prevention and treatment.
ATTENDANCE AT 2018 INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE
24 July 2018Senator Singh will attend the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) this week, to pay tribute to Australian clinician the late Professor David Cooper and give a keynote address on Australia’s legacy in fighting HIV.
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.'