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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 that...

Maldives

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) the recent Maldivian presidential election held on 23 September 2018, and (ii) that His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, candidate for the Maldivian Democratic Party and, as part of a coalition of opposition parties, was...

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...

Luke Howarth and Peter Dutton Deliver Congestion Busting Projects

Parents will be able to get home to their families sooner and tradies will spend less time in traffic jams following an $80 million injection for local congestion busting projects across Brisbane’s north. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the seven projects will make...

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,...