Straight from the Senate - Issue 14

5.00pm | April 02, 2017


1. This week in the Senate I spoke about the Turnbull Government’s attacks on 1800 RESPECT - the national sexual assault and domestic and family violence counselling service.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 13

5.00pm | March 25, 2017


1. This week I spoke in the Senate about the urgent need to address housing affordability.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 12

5.00pm | March 19, 2017


Housing affordability is a huge issue at many levels. Very high costs for purchase are associated with high household debt levels, and lack of access to appropriate housing hinders many people from finding work and sustaining their families.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 11

5.00pm | March 12, 2017


1. This past Wednesday marked the 108th International Women’s Day. Since the first IWD in 1908 we have come a long way and Labor has a proud history of advancing women’s rights. However, there is still much to be done to achieve equality.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 10

5.00pm | March 03, 2017


This week we put the Government’s economic performance under the spotlight in a rigorous estimates session.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 9

5.00pm | February 24, 2017


This week I visited Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital with Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King MP. The staff we met are clearly passionate about their work, and the community they serve. However, the hospital faces real challenges in meeting the needs of a growing population in South West Sydney.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 8

5.00pm | February 17, 2017


While New South Wales has been experiencing severe heatwaves and bushfires, the Treasurer has been laughing while passing coal along the Government frontbench.

Straight from the Senate - Issue 7

5.00pm | February 11, 2017


This week in the Senate I asked the government about their needless harassment of innocent Australians through their faulty Centrelink debt collection system.