Straight from the Senate - Issue 32

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Yesterday I heard from Indigenous Australians from the First Nations Workers' Alliance.

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Speech on Platypus and Opera House Nets

Australia faces a huge challenge to protect our unique wildlife. An unacceptable number of our animals such as the hairy nosed wombat and the iconic koala are vulnerable, endangered or face extinction.

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Speech On The Need For Economic Leadership

Last week the Reserve Bank issued its 2017-18 corporate plan. No doubt this was marked in everyone’s calendar. It makes for interesting reading, however, because it sets out what the RBA thinks are the key risks for its monetary policy functions in the year ahead.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 31

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Last week I travelled to Alice Springs as part of the Senate inquiry I am chairing into joblessness in remote Aboriginal communities.

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Dodson and McAllister Media Release: Who Exactly Is Minister Scullion Consulting With On CDP?

The Senate inquiry into the Community Development Program (CDP) has heard from NGOs, community members, Indigenous leaders and employment providers that they were not consulted by the Minister for Indigenous Affair about the CDP.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 30

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Last week I spoke with community members and students at The University of Sydney about the importance of enrolling to have their say in the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality. LGBTIQ Australians deserve our support.

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Media Release: AEC Letters Show Voters Cannot Rely On Automatic Enrolment For The Postal Survey

All Australians are urged to check their enrolment before midnight tonight following concerning reports the AEC will not be able to complete automatic enrolments in time for the marriage equality postal survey.

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Media Release: What A Difference Two Years Makes

Malcolm Turnbull: “I have great faith that the Australian people, in that plebiscite, as they have in one contentious issue after another for the whole time this Commonwealth has been one, will be able to debate this issue in a sensible, civil and intelligent manner.”

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Media Release: Postal Survey - Offensive, Misleading or Intimidating Material or Behaviour

The Chair of the Senate inquiry into the postal survey, Senator McAllister, has called on Australians to report offensive campaign material. The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee has been given wide ranging powers to inquire into the conduct of the postal survey.

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Address to Diversity Council Australia on Glass Walls

I acknowledge that we meet on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. I’d like to start off by thanking the Diversity Council Australia for the opportunity to be here today. There is a broad cross-section of people here from senior management and human resources, analysts and advocates. I’d like to acknowledge the importance of the work that you do in developing the ideas, information and strategies to increase workplace diversity & inclusion.

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