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.'
MALCOLM TURNBULL’S YEAR OF FAILING BADLY - Opinion Piece, Online Opinion, Wednesday 20 December 2017
19 December 2017"Australians deserve a government that will listen to the people and legislate for the people. We might have ended the year on a great historic high, but for the Turnbull government it has been a year of abject policy failure. What hope does 2018 hold?"
GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON SLAVERY - Media Release, Friday 15 December 2017
15 December 2017'The Turnbull Government continues to dawdle and delay action on this important issue. We need a Modern Slavery Act with penalties, and an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.'
'Penny Wong giving her third reading speech on the marriage equality debate.' ABC Hobart Breakfast Radio Interview, Wednesday 13 December 2017
13 December 2017'I thought it was a very moving speech after a very long debate that captivated me and indeed, in my six and a half-odd years in the Senate, I think will remain with me as very momentous and special occasion.'
TURNBULL’S FLAWED DRUG TESTING POLICY SHELVED - Media Release, Wednesday 6 December 2017
06 December 2017'Whilst I’m pleased the government has back-flipped on this draconian policy, I am very frustrated by their refusal to listen to the experts in the first place.'
'Yesterday was a day that was historic, and something very moving.' ABC Hobart Breakfast Radio Interview, Thursday 30 November 2017
30 November 2017'It was a fantastic day, and a day for equality for so many Australians, but particularly for LGBTI Australians – in the hope to end that discrimination, and not, of course, bring in more discriminations, which is why that bill got that balance right.'
THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S DRAFT ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS ARE “EMBARRASSING” - Media Release, Wednesday 29 November 2017
29 November 2017'Labor calls on the Turnbull government to listen to the community, pay attention to the science and strengthen its draft standards for animal welfare.'
THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S DRAFT ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS LET DOWN TASMANIANS - Media Release, Wednesday 29 November 2017
29 November 2017'The draft animal welfare standards released by the Turnbull government this week for public consultation will not meet the expectations of the Tasmanian community.'
FOOTAGE RELEASED TODAY FROM THE 2008 AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS MISSION OF ILLEGAL WHALING IN THE ANTARCTIC - Media Release, Tuesday 28 November 2017
28 November 2017'In government, Labor took Japan to International Court of Justice over its so called ‘scientific’ whaling and our case was successful.'
QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTION A LESSON FOR TASMANIAN LIBERALS - Media Release, Monday 27 November 2017
27 November 2017'Senator Lisa Singh has described the outcome of the Queensland state election as a wake-up call for Malcolm Turnbull and the Tasmanian Liberal Senators in the lead-up to the Tasmanian state election in March next year.'
'BETTY THE HOUSE’S VISIT TO HOBART TO EDUCATE ABOUT ASBESTOS - Media Release, Friday 17 November 2017
17 November 2017"Asbestos is a silent killer that still lies hidden in many homes and buildings."
'It is beholden upon us as parliamentarians to get this job done, and get it done by Christmas.' ABC Hobart Breakfast Radio Interview, Wednesday 16 November 2017
16 November 2017"Can I just say 'Thank-you' to Tasmanians who voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality. Indeed, we in Tasmania voted above the national average even in support of marriage equality."