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LNP Tackles Wild Dogs

Earlier this year Senator James McGrath attended the Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Forum in St George to discuss the measures the Federal Government is taking to reduce the problem of wild dogs in rural and regional Queensland. On 23 July 2018, I represented your Federal...

Safeguarding against interference

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has resolved to continue its oversight of the Australian Electoral Commission and other related electoral matters, launching the Australian Electoral Commission Annual Report 2017-18. In the first instance this will...

Queensland Hotels and Pubs

I move: That the Senate— (a) recognises the hardships faced by rural and remote towns in Queensland, which range from the physical threats of harsh droughts and bushfires, to the mental health threats associated with isolation such as depression and loneliness; (b)...

Final report into the 2016 federal election

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its report into the 2016 Federal Election, referred to the Committee on 21 September 2016. Having received 228 submissions and hearing evidence from a range of witnesses, including government agencies,...

Queensland Bushfires

I move: That the Senate— (a) recognises: (i) the crucial role that all firefighting and emergency service personnel play as the front-line response to emergencies and disasters, (ii) the heroic efforts of the many volunteer firefighters who, without payment, risk...

Final report into the 2016 federal election: Chair’s Foreword

Elections Matter For candidates, political parties and the voting public, elections are a contest of ideas, of values and of the future we want to see in Australia. The role of the Electoral Matters Committee in assessing elections is part of assuring Parliament, and...

Mining

I move: That the Senate— (a) recognises: (i) the Liberal-National Coalition Government's enduring support for investment in Central and North Queensland, (ii) the Liberal-National Coalition Government's unmatched support for the creation of jobs and new opportunities...

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

I, and also on behalf of Senator Stoker, move: That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) Lady Phyllis Cilento's long and dedicated career as an obstetrician, paediatrician, author, columnist, ABC broadcaster and women's activist, (ii) her lifelong passion for women and...