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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

I rise today to speak on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. It is a very lengthy name for a bill that does some pretty simple things,...

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Transcript: Tasmania Talks with Aaron Stevens

Aaron: For the first time on Tasmania Talks I am joined by Federal Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, Brian good to talk to you. Brian: Good morning Aaron, and all your listeners. Aaron:...

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Scouting and Guiding Movement

As a former cub scout and army cadet for a short time––scouts have been around for more than 100 years. The movement was first founded in the UK in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell. Since then scouting...

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Tasmania's Berry Industry

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit the Costa berry farm at Dunorlan, just outside Deloraine in the north-west of my electorate. I would like to thank the regional manager, Cameron...

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Federal Circuit and Family Court Merger

The prime objective of us coming to this place is to do no harm. You would think whatever laws we make in this place should do no harm. When you have an army of very experienced, very well-versed...

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Morrison Leaves Tasmanians Behind

  With the worst unemployment rate in the country, Tasmanians are being left behind by the Morrison Liberal Government.   Tasmania’s shocking 8.2 per cent unemployment rate...

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$1.2 Billion Dollar Settlement means Robodebt Royal Commission Needed More Than Ever

Today’s $1.2 billion settlement by the Morrison Government of a Robodebt class action lawsuit means a Royal Commission into the discredited scheme is needed now more than ever, says federal Labor...

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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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