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...

Queensland Floods

I, and also on behalf of Senators O’Sullivan, Stoker, Macdonald, Canavan, Moore, Watt, Ketter, Chisholm and Hanson, move: That the Senate— (a) recognises the severe impact that flooding in North Queensland and the Gulf region has had on families, businesses,...

Crocodiles

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes the threat that crocodiles pose to humans, livestock and aquaculture in Central, North and Far North Queensland; (b) recognises that, whilst it is always an admirable goal to protect and conserve wildlife species, measures to...

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

I move: That the Senate— (a) takes note of the importance of the fishing industry to the Queensland economy, which was worth $294 million in 2015-16, and the particular significance of this industry to Queensland’s coastal towns; (b) notes the excellent occasion...

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

I move: That the Senate— (a) recognises that Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges provide vital skills to graduates, and contribute to the viability of the Queensland agricultural sector as a whole, which employs over 57,000 people in the agriculture, forestry...