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Services Australia

 I rise today to speak on the Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020. This bill sets out the proposed framework for the newly established executive agency, Services Australia, to replace...

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Biosecurity Amendment

Tasmanians take biosecurity seriously. Whether the threat is from fruit fly or coronavirus, we like to keep the bad bugs out. Even for a small state like Tasmania, it's no easy task. We're helped...

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NDIS Amendment

Labor welcomes the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020. The bill seeks to broaden the circumstances in which the NDIS Quality...

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Seasonal workers influx

THE concerns about an influx of seasonal workers could be allayed if the Tasmanian government introduced mandatory testing for every arrival. Get tested, be quarantined while waiting for the result...

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Local MP condemns racist graffiti

Brian Mitchell the Federal MP for Lyons, which includes the Central Highlands, has condemned racist graffiti that has appeared in the municipality.   A road sign in the Central Highlands was...

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Tasmania's economy falls 7.4%

The Tasmanian and national economies have dropped by 7.4 per cent, dismal economic figures released today reveal. ABS figures for the June quarter show that Australia is now in its first recession...

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Motion: Teddy Sheean VC

I thank the member for Braddon for moving this motion, and it does give me great pride to stand here to speak to it. This private member's motion follows my own in June this year on the same...

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Bagdad Bypass

 I stand to make a case for the Bagdad-Mangalore bypass. This is a road bypass that's been in the planning stages for many years—in fact, decades. It's a 17-kilometre extension of the Midland...

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Save our Super

 It gives me great pleasure to stand here in defence of superannuation, a great Labor legacy and Labor initiative. I too wish to address both the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Flexible...

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JobKeeper

Yesterday the House passed the JobKeeper extension measure, which of course Labor supports, and now it's on its way to the Senate. I put out a JobKeeper survey to businesses in my electorate. One...

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