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 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)...

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...

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...

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...

ADJOURNMENT – Lady Phyllis Cilento

I rise this evening to speak about the legacy of a remarkable woman, Lady Phyllis Cilento. Lady Cilento belonged to one of Australia’s most prominent families. She had a long history of public service. She was a household name in Brisbane—indeed, across...

MOTIONS – Queensland Shark Attacks

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes the importance of the tourism industry to the Queensland economy, the key role that the North Queensland region plays in attracting tourists to the Sunshine State, and recognises the Liberal National Coalition Government’s $5...

ADJOURNMENT – Outback Queensland Tourism, Shark Attacks

We are blessed in so many ways in my home state of Queensland. It’s a great big state, a vast expanse of a state. It has a cornucopia of marvels across it. We are the Sunshine state. We are where tourists go. I don’t believe there is a better state in this...

ADJOURNMENT – Mrs Joyce Newton OAM

There is a small town up in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It’s on the slopes and the hills of the Blackall Range. It’s guarded to the south by the Glass House Mountains. It’s called Maleny. It’s one of those changing rural towns. Forty years...