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Letter to the Charities Commission

Dear Commissioner, I write with regard to the charity status of Aussie Farms Inc. As you would be aware, Aussie Farms Inc has been facilitating the unlawful trespass of protesters on private land, and is engaging in a systematic effort to collect, use and disclose...

Fall of Singapore

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that 15 February 2019 was the 77th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, an event that was considered one of the greatest military defeats in the history of the British Empire; (b) recognises the heroic role that thousands of...

National Security

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that under the previous Labor Government: (i) 800 boats arrived illegally, carrying 50,000 illegal maritime arrivals, and (ii) 1,200 human lives, including children, were tragically lost at sea; (b) recognises the success of the...

Committee to hear views on lowering the voting age

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is holding a public hearing in Perth to gather further evidence as it considers the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018. The Bill, as proposed by the...

Bribie Island Road – Estimates

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee ... McGRATH: I'd like to ask some questions about the Bribie Island Road upgrade project. I understand that the government announced $20 million for upgrade of the Bribie Island Road. Is that correct? MS...

Second Reading – Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

In my maiden speech, I made a commitment to introduce a private senator's bill to abolish the student services and amenities fee. This bill would deliver on that commitment by repealing the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act...